2023 Leadership Chattanooga Class Graduates

  • Friday, May 26, 2023

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and Chattanooga Chamber Foundation congratulate the 39th graduating class of Leadership Chattanooga.

Leadership Chattanooga is a leadership development and civic engagement program for established professionals in the greater-Chattanooga region. Since 1984 the program has positioned local civic, nonprofit and business leaders for personal and professional excellence through experiential learning opportunities, community service projects and exclusive access to Chattanooga’s top leaders.

Over a 10-month period – beginning in August and adjourning with the graduation event on May 25 – participants met monthly to learn leadership skills and establish professional connections.

"We are so proud of our graduating Class of 2023 and applaud their dedication and commitment to learning more about our community and advancing their leadership skills," Toya Moore, Leadership Development director, Chattanooga Chamber, said. "Leadership Chattanooga is a development program unlike any other, where talented people from all walks of life come together to find real-world solutions to challenges facing our community."

Congratulations to the 2023 Leadership Chattanooga graduates:
Stephen Adams, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.
Lisa Atkins, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Center for Professional Education
Laura Bass, Zillion
Shawnice Beard, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Sam Berry, Rise Partners
Jeremy Bradford, Xpress Global Systems
Hamilton Brock, Twelve Stones Property Group
Micah Chapman, Word Empowerment Church
Tracy Collings Reed, Siskin Hospital for Rehabilitation
Jennifer Crum, Chattanooga Lookouts
Josh Eckelberry, Solas Bioventures
Ronald Elliott, City of Chattanooga
JP Evans, Urban Story Ventures
Amanda Fabrizio-Grzesik, Tivoli Theatre Foundation
Katrina Farmer, The Double Cola Company
Janette Goldsmith, The Knowledge Firm LLC
Adam Gutzman, First Horizon Bank
John Haley, Unum
Randal Harrell, Synovus Bank
John Hawbaker, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Judy Herman, Counselor/Author
Alisha Hixson, Tennessee River Gorge Trust
Amber Hoyle, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga
Rachel Inman, Goodwill Industries
Jake Johnson, CHI Memorial Foundation
Calandra Jones, Tennessee Valley Authority
Stacey Keating, CBL Properties
Gabe Kurtz, Tennessee Valley Authority
Kim Leffew, Girls Preparatory School
Shaquanta Locke, Volkswagen Group of America
Sue Luse, Astec Industries
Stacy Martin, Seahorse Snacks
Jack McAfee, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority
Layra Navarro-Flores, Hamilton County Dept. of Education
Cindee McBride, Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians
Tenasa McGhee, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga
Casey Miller, The Enterprise Center (Tech Goes Home Chattanooga)
Beth Norton, Chattanooga State Community College
Carolyn Ridge, Parkridge Health System
Jasmin Rippon, Journey Health Foundation
Jessica Stack, Tinker Ma LLC
Andrew Stephenson, CrowdCheck Law LLP
Leanna Young, FirstBank

Leadership Chattanooga: Leadership Chattanooga, a Chattanooga Chamber Foundation program, recruits and prepares existing and emerging leaders for responsible public decision-making and volunteer service. It does this through a process that annually identifies Chattanoogans with broad interests and leadership capabilities. These individuals are then enrolled in an educational program to motivate and guide them toward achieving desirable community goals. Nearly 1,900 individuals have graduated since its 1984 inception.

A maximum of 45 leaders participate in Leadership Chattanooga each year, chosen through a competitive application and selection process.

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