Emerging Leaders Graduate From YPAC’s Protégé Mentorship Program

Friday, May 16, 2014

Local professionals capped off nine months of learning from some of Chattanooga’s most accomplished leaders during the Chattanooga Chamber’s Annual Leadership Luncheon at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Organized by the Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga, Protégé Chattanooga is a team-based mentoring program allowing class participants to meet as a group with one mentor each month.

“Spending time with leaders of this caliber is an amazing professional development opportunity for our Protégés,” said YPAC President Josh Davis.

“This is only our second graduating class, but we’ve already received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the program.”

Protégé is designed to enhance participants’ skills and professionalism, equipping them to advance both personally and professionally.

2013-2014 Protégés:

Tia Capps, The Company Lab

Tyler Forrest, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Alishea Hixson, First Things First

Erica Jolly, Tennessee Valley Authority

Jeff Murphy, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Leif Ramsey, SVAD Productions

Matthew Richman, Debo’s Diners

Tiffanie Robinson, WayPaver

2013-2014 Mentors:

Stephen Culp, Smart Furniture, Delegator & Causeway

Tom Griscom, Consultant

Michael Lebovitz, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

MaryStewart Lewis, AT&T

Bernie Miller, New Covenant Fellowship Church

Kim White, River City Company

Ladell McCullough, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough

Bo Watson, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate


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