Leadership Tennessee’s 2018-19 class will feature 45 members from across the state.
The program, in its sixth year, brings together leaders from across government, nonprofit, education and business sectors, focuses on addressing the state’s challenges and opportunities. It is a part of Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership and Public Service.
The class members represent each geographic region of the state, including the communities of Memphis, Martin, Jackson, Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville, Kingsport, Johnson City and Chattanooga.
“Each Leadership Tennessee class brings its own experience and insight to the table, and we’re especially excited about Class VI and what they bring to the conversation around critical issues in Tennessee,” said Leadership Tennessee Executive Director Cathy Cate. “Each class grows together over the course of the year as they challenge their perspectives on issues in their communities. We’re looking forward to the conversations Class VI will have over the next year as they develop the program around focus areas they highlight as critical to state success.”
The program is 10 months and will focus on collaboration and dialogue across the state.
The 2018-19 class:
- Adamsville: Commissioner Jai Templeton, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
- Brentwood: Valerie Hayes, Managing Director, Deloitte
- Bristol: Jerry Caldwell, Executive Vice President/General Manager, Bristol Motor Speedway; Senator Jon Lundberg, State of Tennessee
- Columbia: Jeff Aiken, President, Tennessee Farm Bureau
- Chattanooga: Jared T. Bigham, Executive Director, Chattanooga 2.0; Stacy Goodwin Lightfoot, Vice President College and Career Success, Public Education Foundation; Hodgen Mainda, Vice President Community Development, Electric Power Board – Chattanooga; David Steele, Director of Civic Engagement & Assistant Professor of Practice, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Dakasha Winton, Chief Government Relations Officer/Senior Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
- Clarksville: Charlie Koon, VP Corporate & Military Business Development, F&M Bank
- Dresden: Mayor Jake Bynum, Weakley County
- Franklin: Brigadier General Kurt Winstead, Director of Joint Staff, Tennessee National Guard
- Jackson: Logan Hampton, President, Lane College; Justice Roger Page, Tennessee Supreme Court; Lisa Piercy, MD, Executive Vice President, West Tennessee Healthcare
- Johnson City: Alan Levine, Chairman/CEO, Ballad Health
- Kingsport: Mayor John Clark, City of Kingsport; Dr. Jeff McCord, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development, Northeast State Community College; Aundrea Wilcox, Executive Director – KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
- Knoxville: Pastor Daryl Arnold, Overcoming Believers Church; Robyn Jarvis Askew, Shareholder/Attorney, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop P.C.; Cynthia Gibson, Chief Legal & Business Affairs Officer (former), Scripps Networks Interactive; Dr. Victoria Neiderhauser, Dean and Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Nursing
- Martin: Keith Carver, Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin.
- Maryville: Bryan Daniels, President & CEO, Blount Partnership
- Memphis: Rob Clark, Chief Government Affairs Officer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Tosha Downey, Advocacy Director, Memphis Education Fund; Mike Dunavant, US Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, US Department of Justice; Mitch Graves, President/CEO, HealthChoice LLC; Leslie Lynn Smith, President and CEO, EpiCenter Memphis; Tish Towns, Senior Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, Regional One Health
- Murfreesboro: Dan Caldwell, Senior Manager, Training, US Manufacturing, Nissan Group of North America; Beth Duffield, Senior Vice President of Education & Workforce Development, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
- Nashville: Shanna Singh Hughey, President, Think Tennessee; Paige Kisber, President and CEO, Hospital Alliance of Tennessee; Amy New, Assistant Commissioner, Community and Rural Development, State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; Toks Omishakin, Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Planning and Environment, Tennessee Department of Transportation; Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director, Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services; Emily Reynolds, Vice Chairman, Tennessee Board of Regents; Gabe Roberts, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, TennCare; Tara Scarlett, President/CEO, Scarlett Family Foundation; Todd Skelton, Deputy Counsel to Governor Bill Haslam, State of Tennessee; Deborah Taylor Tate, Director, Administrative Office of the Courts, Tennessee Supreme Court
- Union City: Lindsay Frilling, CEcD, CEO, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council
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