The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2019-20.
“I see Leadership Chattanooga growing more diverse each year, representing the growing diversity of our community,” said Diane Parks, Chamber Director of Leadership and Community Development. “Our goal is for the class to reflect the makeup of our community. This group of bright, accomplished professionals will grow exponentially from the Leadership Chattanooga experience and we look forward to a great year of learning from each other.”
Leadership Chattanooga class members connect with our community while learning about what it means to lead.
Through monthly sessions, education-related projects, police ride-alongs and more – participants graduate with a fresh understanding of our community’s strengths and challenges, and how we can all be part of solutions.
"Leadership Chattanooga is a key strategy the Chamber and the community use to engage and retain talent," said Molly Blankenship, Chamber Vice President of Talent Initiatives. "Leaders selected for this group play a pivotal role in keeping Chattanooga a great place to live, work and raise a family."
The program year kicks off in August with an orientation and two day retreat, with monthly sessions beginning in September and culminating with a graduation in May 2020.
Members of the 2019-20 Leadership Chattanooga class are:
Jill Allen, Urban Story Ventures
Terran Anderson, American Heart Association
Emily Barrow, Chambliss Center for Children
Crystal Bishop, Hamilton County Government
Darren Caputo, Freeman, Goldis & Cash, PA
Angela Carr, EPB
Lakesha Carson, HCDE, East Lake Academy
Xavier Cotto Bartolomei, Tennessee Valley Authority
Joshua Dempsey, Ronald McDonald House Charities
Allison Driver, The Montessori School
Frederick Eldorado, Volkswagen Chattanooga
Nathan Freeman, Hamilton County Schools
David Gernhard, FirstBank
Varsha Ghodasra, Miller & Martin PLLC
Carter Hansard, Synovus
Toby Hewitt, Chattanooga Police Department
Tricia Hutchinson, HTI Employment Solutions
Paul Hutson, A Medida LLC
John Jolley, Legal Aid of East Tennessee
Marcus Jones, Magnolia Developments, LLC
Alicia Juhl, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough, PLLC
Heather Kwon, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Andrea Lewis, Reliance Human Capital Management
Robert Liddell, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Jocelyn Loza, Signal Centers, Inc.
Ana Mancebo, La Paz Chattanooga
Katie McCallie, Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga
Fabiola Ortiz, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
Kristen Pavlik McCallie, Children's Advocacy Center
Christy Ramirez, Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist
Meredith Roberts, Tennessee Aquarium
Jed Roebuck, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC
Anne Rushing, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park
Tyler Shugarts, Children's Hospital at Erlanger
Sean Slaughter, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Craig Smith, Unum
Scott Smith, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
Logan Taylor, Y.B.Normal?
Adrienne Terry, Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kaylon Tuttle, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.
Susan Vandergriff, A Step Ahead Chattanooga
Jessica Whatley, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga
Adrienne Zingrich, The Patten Group
Andrew Zito, Chattanooga Lookouts