Pictured are members of the class: (front row) Connie DeLoach*, Tennova Healthcare—Cleveland; Crystal Hatcher, First Volunteer Bank; Ellen Dobbs*, Easy Auto; Ginger Davis*, LifeBridges; Samuel Turnipseed, Southern Heritage Bank; Bill Martin*, First Tennessee Bank; (middle row) Joel Henderson*, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce; Brittany Cannon*, Bradley County Schools; Bradley Hudson*, Easy Auto; Jeff Luther*, Cleveland Utilities; Cheryl Bressler*, Liberty Mutual; and Karen Hall, Cleveland Utilities; (back row) Richard Burnette, Andrew Johnson Bank; and Trae Cody, Companion, Funeral Home & Cremation Services (*denotes perfect attendance for the program).
The Leadership Cleveland Alumni Association celebrated the 2017-18 class graduates on May 31, which included a keynote address by “The Body Language Doctor”, Dr. Donna Van Natten, entitled “Body Language for Leaders”. The annual luncheon benefits the Alumni Association Scholarship fund.
Leadership Cleveland is a nine-month community development initiative that brings professionals throughout the region together to cultivate leadership, exposure to volunteer opportunities and positive community growth.
“We had a great group of emerging leaders representing our community this year. We are confident they will make significant contributions in the years ahead,” said Bernadette Douglas, executive vice president at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
Recruitment for the 2018-19 class will begin this summer. Members of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce interested in participating may call the Chamber office at 423 472-6587 or email Bernadette, at BDouglas@clevelandchamber.com.