Forty community and business leaders from Middle Tennessee have graduated from Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc., a regional leadership institute.
The 2019 class is from the 10-county area which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.
The 2019 Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) graduates and their respective counties are:
Beth Batson - Supervisor of Human Resources, Student Services, and Policy, Cheatham County Board of Education
Sandy Obodzinski - Development & Communications Director, Humanities Tennessee
Mitch Ballard - Senior Director, Creative, BMI Austin TX
Todd Bowman - Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
Jessica Breaux – Manager of Field Operations, TVA Economic Development
Chris Cotton - SVP of Business Affairs, Heart Bridge Media, LLC
Nancy Keil - President & CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Tari Hughes - President and CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
Kristal Knight - National Political Director, PAC Priorities USA
Kristen Rector - President and CEO, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
Mary Margo Turner - Partner/Attorney, Rudy Winstead Turner, PLLC
Leonard Belmares - Founder & Attorney at Law and Judge, Belmares Law, PLLC and Town of White Bluff
Bob Kucher - Vice President of Partnerships and Programs, PENCIL
Paul Pitney - CEO, Dickson Country Family YMCA
Robyn Graham - Operations Director, The King's Daughters' School
Brenda Hogan - Manager of Population Health, Farm Bureau Health Plans
Christa Martin - Assistant to the President, Columbia State Community College
Kelley McCall - Executive VP, Columbia Power & Water Systems
Britney Campbell - Senior VP/Marketing & Public RelationsLegends Bank
Allan Groves - Co-Owner, Dairy Queen
Erinne Hester - Assessor of Property, Montgomery County Government
Angela Jones - Commissioner, The Clarksville Housing Authority
Paul Turner - Vice President of Operations, Ajax Distributing Company, Inc.
Jonathan Garner - Partner, Walker & Garner
Laurie Riley - Owner/Operator, Hey Belle Boutique, LLC
Alisha Wix - Diversity and Inclusion Director, Skanska
Tracey Binkley - Financial Advisor/Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Patrick Cammack - Director of Economic Development, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Elaine Boyd - Senior Advisor, TN Department of Environment and Conservation
Jennifer Flanagan - President/CEO, Salvus Center, Inc.
Larry Hale - Business Owner, Hale Financial Services, Inc.
Kathleen Hawkins - President, Hendersonville Chamber
Kendrick Curtis - Assistant Director, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association
Karen Saul - Area Chairman, Tennessee, Arthur J. Gallagher
Amy Sutton - Employee Benefits Specialist, CBIZ
Burton Williams - Associate VP/Associate Dean for Advancement, Lipscomb University
Leighton Bush - President, Bush Insurance & Financial Services Inc.
Wally Irvin - Special Counsel, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC
Michael Moscardelli - Co-Owner, PFP, LLC
Heather Steele - Treasury Management Officer, VP, Bank of Tennessee
The eleven month program highlights historic and contemporary perspectives on relevant regional themes and features presentations by leading experts and key community leaders. Sessions employ a mix of interactive presentations, facilitated dialogue, behind-the-scenes visits and more.
Leadership Middle Tennessee was formed in 1999 as an initiative of Partnership 2000 to contribute to future planned and sustainable economic and community growth and development in the fast-growing 10-county area through the participation of community leaders in an annual regional leadership program.
Leadership Middle Tennessee is overseen by a regional board that is comprised of the Leadership Middle Tennessee alumni and business and community leaders. Leadership Middle Tennessee operated out of Cumberland University until August 2018 and have recently relocated to Hendersonville. Lee Rucks is the president, and Jill Ayers is chair of the Board of Directors. Visitwww.leadmt.org for more information.
Leadership Middle Tennessee was founded in 1999, as an initiative of Partnership 2000, to contribute to future planned and sustainable economic and community growth and development in the ten-county area through the participation of community, non-profit, government and business leaders.
The program highlights historic and contemporary perspectives on relevant regional themes and features presentations by leading experts and key community leaders. Sessions employ a mix of interactive presentations, facilitated dialogue, behind-the-scenes visits and more. Session topics include Education and Workforce Development, Housing, Ft. Campbell, Agriculture, Healthcare, Quality of Life, Technology, Manufacturing, Public Policy and Politics, Transportation, Historic Preservation, Sports and Leisure, Tourism, Natural Resources and Environmental Issues.
Leadership Middle Tennessee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization overseen by a regional board comprised of the Leadership Middle Tennessee alums, business, and community leaders. Recently announced, the LMT offices moved from the campus of Middle Tennessee State University to Cumberland University. The current address is 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087.
Recently announced, the LMT offices moved to Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC in Hendersonville. The current address is 100 Bluegrass Commons Boulevard, Suite 2370, Hendersonville, TN 37075.