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Chamber Staff


Leonardo McClarty

President and CEO Ext. 207

Joined the Chamber: Nov 6, 2023

What do I like best about working for the Chamber: Each day brings forth new challenges all with the purpose of making my community better. Working for the Chamber allows me the opportunity to make a difference.

Favorite quotes: 

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."

George Washington Carver

Cereto Bean

Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives Ext. 205

Joined the Chamber: January 25, 2016

What do I like best about working for the Chamber: I love meeting people and connecting with the community that I live in. At the Chamber, I am exposed to such a variety of people: businessmen and women, community leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, new residents, and concerned citizens. What a wonderful opportunity to connect to and learn from this great community.

Favorite quotes: 

Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. - C. S. Lewis

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.  - Victor Hugo

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain! - Author Unknown


David Conti

Director of Membership Growth and Development  Ext. 203

Joined the Chamber: March, 25 2023

What do I like best about working for the Chamber:

In my 20 years of business success, this is the most substantial opportunity I have had to marry my love of business and process improvement with my innate ability to connect those in need with viable solutions. I am so excited to be a part of this team and the flourishing business community within Fayette County, GA.

Favorite quotes: 

"Good is the Enemy of Great!"​
"Five P's of Success: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance"​
"Find something you love to do, and you'll never work a day in your life"
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Culture is not a war to be won but a garden to be cultivated" -- Makoto Fujimura

Carrie Bittinger Giunta

Events Manager Ext. 206

Joined the Chamber: October 17, 2022

What do I like best about working for the Chamber:

Building relationships with the businesses in our community and getting to connect with them on what they do. It is always exciting to get to connect our members with one another so that they can help each other and the community.

Favorite quotes: 

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." -Dolly Parton


La'Tricia Hughes

Communications Manager Ext. 204

Joined the Chamber: November 11, 2022

What do I like best about working for the Chamber:

I love helping leverage chamber events and creating an atmosphere for business leaders and organizations to connect. At the Chamber, I learned various ways our community receives information which has challenged me on how to market to our members' and provide information to prospective members.

Favorite quotes: 

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate." -Oprah Winfrey