Advanced Technology International (ATI) is proud to announce that Ashley Heffernan has been accepted to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston Class of 2021.

Offering an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing the Charleston region, Leadership Charleston introduces leaders to the realities, opportunities and challenges of the region’s civic and business communities. Participants experience the power of working with other community leaders and organizations for positive growth and advancement of the region.

Through community immersion and interactions with diverse leaders, the program cultivates leaders and ignites the advancement of the Charleston region. Throughout the yearlong program, the class will meet each month, with program days focused on a facet of the community, such as local government, military, philanthropy and economic development.

“I first met Ashley when she was a member of the Chamber’s Leadership Discovery Class of 2018, and was immediately impressed by her energy, desire to lead and her passion and capacity for learning,” said Chris Van Metre, ATI’s President and CEO. “Ashley is an exceptional leader, incredible professional and total team player. I look forward to seeing her tremendous contributions to the Leadership Charleston Class of 2021.”

Ashley Heffernan joined ATI as the Senior Manager, Business Services in July 2019. She supports the Chief Management Officer in overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the company. She also leads the efforts of cross-functional teams comprised of representatives from divisions and departments throughout ATI to complete a wide range of operational, administrative and business tasks.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ashley Heffernan to the Leadership Charleston Class of 2021,” said Charleston Metro Chamber President & CEO Bryan Derreberry. “In this time of turmoil and uncertainty, having leaders who are rooted in their communities and committed to the advancement of our region is imperative. I look forward to seeing what this incoming class learns and experiences over the next year.”

Upon graduating in August 2021, Ashley Heffernan will become a Leadership Charleston alumna, part of a distinguished group of leaders that includes Chamber Board of Directors, elected officials and prominent local leaders.

About the Charleston Metro Chamber:

With approximately 1,700 member organizations representing 160,000 professionals, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as the collective voice of the business community, and a catalyst for regional economic advancement and member success through Talent, Advocacy, Leadership and Business Development. Visit

Published On: August 25th, 2020Categories: NewsTags:

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