NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 24, 2018) – Thirty nine community and business leaders from Middle Tennessee have graduated from Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc., a regional leadership institute.
The 2018 class is from the 10-county area which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.
The 2018 Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) graduates and their respective counties are:
Detra Emery - Principal, Cheatham County School System
Renea Rosson - Director of Career Services, Workforce Essentials
Kamadi Camp - Director of Clinical Programs, HCA Sarah Cannon
Chuck Cinelli - CEO/Principal, Cafe Coco
Laurel Graefe - Director, Regional Economic Information Network, Federal Reserve Bank
Trish Holliday - Assistant Commissioner and State Chief Learning Officer, Tennessee Department of Human Resources
Carol Hudler - CEO/President, Cumberland Region Tomorrow
Lynda Jones - General Sessions Judge, Metropolitan Government
Clark Spoden - Partner, Burr & Forman, LLP
Dalih Suchet - President, Whitehall Benefits
Terry Vo - External Affairs, Comcast
Jana Curcio - Community Organizer
Casey Mahoney - Director of Customer Interface, TN Department of Environment & Conservation
Rupa DeLoach - Economic Development Manager, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance
Bethany Lay - Chief Development Officer, Columbia State Community College
Abby Binkley - Executive Director, Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation
Darwin Eldridge - Supervisory Internal Revenue Agent (retired)
Doug Heimback - Military Analyst II/Test Pilot, ECS-Federal
Norman Quirion - Marketing Coordinator, City of Clarksville Transit System
Patrick Turner - Vice President Sales, Ajax Distributing Company, Inc.
Edison Guthrie - President, Draughon Bros., LP
Diana Pelham - District Development Director, Robertson/Sumner County YMCA
Chuck Barber - Government Relations Administrator, Middle TN Electric Membership Corp
William Coggin - Safety and Facilities Services Coordinator, National Health Care Corp
Meagan Flippin - CEO/President, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Regina Medlen - Vice President/Smyrna Market Manager, Franklin Synergy Bank
PJ Davis - Executive Director, Gallatin Shalom Zone
Steve Luther - Owner, CHORD Real Estate
Doug Turner - CIO of Physician Services, HCA
Susan Williams - Sr. Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Andrew Jackson Foundation
Brant Bousquet - Executive Director, Hard Bargain Association
Jeffrey Carson - Senior Vice President/Senior Trust Officer, U.S. Trust/Bank of America
Mary Lankford - Franklin City President, FirstBank
Elizabeth Mefferd - Regional Vice President and Executive Director, BBB Middle TN, Inc.
Daniel Spann - Vice President, Transportation Business Unit Director, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon
Donna Harris - Vice President of Finance, Hunt Brothers Pizza, LLC
Michelle Hill - Executive Director, Empower Me Center
Jason Loggins - Market President, Bank of Tennessee
Helen McPeak - Executive Director, Wilson County Promotions
The nine 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 operates through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU. Lee Rucks is the president, and Paul Stumb is chair of the Board of Directors. Visit www.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.