Urban League Of Greater Chattanooga Announces Graduates Of Leadership Program

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ten business professionals graduated from the Inclusion By Design Executive Leadership Program sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga on Dec. 5. Friends, family, and co-workers of the graduates and business leaders gathered for the ceremony.

Harry Allen, co-founder, executive vice president and chief relationship officer of Studio Bank located in Nashville, served as the keynote speaker. IBD is Chattanooga’s first and only market-based executive leadership program designed to make the business case for inclusion. 

The IBD Executive Leadership Program Class of 2018 includes:

Marcus Cade-Johnson, First Tennessee Bank
Destiny Gordon, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Kelli Grimes, EPB
Dionne Jennings, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Leah Morrison, Tennessee American Water
Carline Nord, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
Ravinder Ramachandran, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Chantelle Roberson, UNUM
Julia Taylor-Settles, TVA
Rebecca Smith-Suttles, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
 
For more information about the Inclusion by Design Executive Leadership Program, contact BettyeLynn Smith, IBD’s senior project manager at 423-593-4784 or at blsmith@ulchatt.net.


Passageways 2.0 Honored At Americans For The Arts Annual Convention In Minneapolis

Scenic City Friends Have Host Of Fun Activities

MainStreet Cruise-In Is Saturday At Cleveland, Tn.


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Scenic City Friends, a 50+ group of men and women volunteering at Parkridge Hospital, enjoysfellowship several times monthly. Travel with the travel coordinator includes day trips to Harrah’s ... (click for more)

The Mainstreet Cruise-In rolls into downtown on Saturday from 1-6 p.m. and fills the streets surrounding the Courthouse Square. Car enthusiasts show off their vehicles as all types of cars are ... (click for more)


Happenings

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Scenic City Friends Have Host Of Fun Activities

Scenic City Friends, a 50+ group of men and women volunteering at Parkridge Hospital, enjoysfellowship several times monthly. Travel with the travel coordinator includes day trips to Harrah’s Casino and Cumberland Playhouse in Crossville and overnight bus trips all over the United States. The group meets and plays cards twice monthly. Lunch Bunch and Supper Club groups ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

Why I Support Funding The Proposed Budget - And Response

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Roy Exum: How ‘You Created Us’

In an interview last month, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said on CNBC Halftime Report that of the ever-growing crowd seeking the Democratic nomination for president, “none of them” has a chance to beat Donald Trump. The leftist media, of course, says Trump doesn’t stand a chance to beat any Democrat. Yet after the last election where the biggest longshot in presidential history ... (click for more)