PANAMA CITY – Kerigan Marketing Associates is pleased to announce that Dana Swatts Kerigan has graduated with the 35th class of Leadership Bay. Kerigan, part of 20-member class, was recognized during a ceremony on May 23 at Edgewater Beach Resort on Panama City Beach.

Founded in 1983, Leadership Bay is a community leadership development program presented by the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. Its mission is to cultivate a broadened network of well-informed leaders whose strengthened commitment to community involvement will affect positive change in Bay County. The 9-month program, conducted by Chambers of Commerce in cities across the US, consisted of 17 full-day sessions where emerging leaders were exposed to tours and presentations focused on area tourism, healthcare, local and state government, law enforcement, transportation, industry, economic development, military, education, culture, growth management, ecology, media, community volunteerism, and more.

Creative Director, Sara Backus, is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Bay and Agency Principal, Jack Kerigan, is a 2006 graduate of the program. Dana Kerigan served as class project leader and will present the Bay County Connect Initiative, a new program providing free wi-fi hotspots to students, at the Chamber’s First Friday event on June 8, 2018 at FSU Panama City.

More information is available at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce website.