SAVANNAH, Ga. (07/24/2012) - Georgia Tech Professional Education Communications Manager, Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP, is one of 43 graduates of the 2011-2012 Leadership Savannah class. The second oldest leadership program in the country, Leadership Savannah was established in 1961 to inform future leaders in the Savannah area of issues confronting the community on a variety of subjects. Participants develop wider awareness of community successes and problems, and gain knowledge to help meet future challenges.
The selective one-year program gives participants opportunities to strengthen already established leadership skills, while providing learning experiences to bolster a better understanding of the Savannah community. The mission of the program is to develop effective community leaders who work to strengthen the Coastal Georgia region. Participants assess and look at local resources and how it impacts the regional, state, national, and global economy, as well as identifying major challenges facing the community.
“Nikki is the perfect representative to further Georgia Tech’s mission of providing excellence to the local and global communities we serve. Her impact will increase substantially as a result of this program,” said Dr. Nelson Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education. “Nikki’s graduation from Leadership Savannah only reinforces our commitment to Savannah and professional development opportunities for our staff.”
Leadership Savannah classes are limited in space, and applicants must go through a detailed selection process. Classes are comprised of a representative cross-section of the community, with leaders active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations, and ethnic and minority groups.
Troxclair has more than 14 years of marketing, communications, and public relations experience. She is currently the communications manager for Georgia Tech Professional Education. Previous professional experience includes serving as the director of marketing and communications for the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Baptist Healthcare) in Pensacola, Fla., the marketing director for LKPB Engineers in Saint Paul, Minn., and as the assistant director of marketing for the Full-Time MBA program at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Troxclair is very active in the Savannah community and sits on a variety of boards for non-profit and community organizations. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Minnesota and is accredited in public relations.
“I am honored to be an alumna of Leadership Savannah,” said Troxclair. “The 2012 class is an extremely dedicated, talented group of individuals who truly want to better the local community and the State of Georgia. I look forward to learning about their future leadership contributions and how they will impact current and future generations.”