Clarksville-Montgomery County Graduates for Leadership Middle Tennessee are Frazier Allen, Daniel Binkley, Valerie Hunter-Kelley and Brian Taylor
Nashville, TN – Thirty community and business leaders from Middle Tennessee have graduated from Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc., a regional leadership institute.
The 2014 class is from the 10-county area which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.
The 2014 Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) graduates and their respective counties are:
- Valerie Kemp Dreier, Owner/Valerie Kemp Dreier, CPA
- Larry Roberts, Assistant Vice President Lending, Pinnacle Financial Partners
- Amy Arnold Martin, Manager, Valley Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority
- Brendi Kaplan, Attorney/Partner, Burr & Forman; Beverly Keel, Chair, Department of Recording Industry Management at Middle Tennessee State University
- Lynn Maddox, Education and Outreach Director Dryer Observatory, Vanderbilt University
- Katherine Sheesley, Business Development, Hoar Construction
- Ellen Zinkiewicz, Director of Youth and Community Services, Nashville Career Advancement Center
- Shane Chandler, Gas/Mechanical Inspector and County Commissioner, Greater Dickson Gas and Dickson County
- Gary Fouts, Student Services Coordinator, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Center Dickson
- Mendy Mazzo, Vice President, Business Development, Skanska USA Building Inc.
- Tiffany Howard, Director of Advancement, University of TN Institute of Agriculture
- Berrie Pate, Financial Advisor, Caledonian Financial
- Frazier Allen, Financial Advisor/Assistant Vice President, F&M Bank
- Daniel Binkley, Architect, Rufus Johnson & Associates
- Valerie Hunter-Kelley, CEO, The Air Assault Team, Keller Williams Realty
- Brian Taylor, Superintendent/General Manager, CDE Lightband
- Karen Couts, Assistant Vice President, Credit Management/Marketing, Old Hickory Credit Union
- Chip Hoover, Senior Commercial Executive, J. Smith Lanier & Co.
- Tom Keith, Director of Development, Jones College of Business, Middle Tennessee State University
- Richard Stone, Jr., Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Avenue Bank
- Matt Neal, Regional Vice President, Farm Credit Mid America
- Anthony Tate, President/CEO, Tate Commercial Enterprise
- Paula Harris, Chief Marketing Officer/Vice President, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Inc.
- Luis Parodi, Vice President, Community and Economic Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank
- Elke Ridenour, Change Manager, Caterpillar
- Camille Burdine, Development Officer for Major Gifts, Cumberland University
- Kim Parks, Executive Director, Historic Lebanon
- Robert Porter, President/Managing Principal, Civil Site Design Group, PLLC.
The nine month program highlights historic and contemporary perspectives on relevant regional themes and features presentations by leading experts and key community leaders. Sessions employ a mix of interactive presentations, facilitated dialogue, behind-the-scenes visits and more.
Leadership Middle Tennessee was formed in 1999 as an initiative of Partnership 2000 to contribute to future planned and sustainable economic and community growth and development in the fast-growing 10-county area through the participation of community leaders in an annual regional leadership program.
At its founding, Marvin Runyon, LMT chairman of the board, said, “The regional leadership institute was founded to help community leaders develop a unity of purpose and meet regional challenges with regional vision.” Runyon, who passed away in 2004, was the former president of Nissan Motor Manufacturing, U.S.A., TVA chairman and U.S. Postmaster General.
Leadership Middle Tennessee is overseen by a regional board that is comprised of the Leadership Middle Tennessee alumni and business and community leaders. Leadership Middle Tennessee operates through the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU. Susan Turner Taylor is executive director. Seab Tuck, Partner with Tuck Hinton Architects, is chair of the group’s Board of Directors.
Visit www.leadmt.org for more information.