Urban League Of Greater Chattanooga Honors Inclusion By Design Program Graduates

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s inaugural graduation for the Inclusion by Design Executive Leadership Program will take place this Thursday. IBD is Chattanooga’s first market-based executive leadership program designed to make the business case for inclusion, officials said.

“The IBD Executive Leadership Program provides a direct opportunity for women and people of color in Chattanooga to become highly skilled leaders,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. “This program was created to educate, motivate and inspire; but equally as important, it was designed to pass along wisdom from top-notch business leaders in our community.”

The IBD Executive Leadership Program Class of 2017 includes:
•         Eduardo Centurion, The Maclellan Foundation, Inc.
•         Tyna Hector, City of Chattanooga
•         Dr. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
•         Ken Jones, Electric Power Board
•         Meghan Scanlon Roach, SunTrust Bank
•         April Lomax, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
•         Chelsea Johnson, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee – Tennessee Health Foundation
•         Travis Lytle, SmartBank
•         Jonathan Butler, ULGC Young Professionals
•         Brooke Standefer, UNUM

Each fellow, the title given to a participant in the program, must be nominated for the program by an executive of their respective companies.  The nominee should be a woman or person of color who is already functioning at the senior level and experiencing success in their current role, but needs to learn to think more strategically and to focus on impact. 

For more information about the Inclusion by Design Program, contact Cherita Bloodwirth-Adams at 423-756-1762 or cherita.adams@gmail.com.



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