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Five Montgomery County Citizens part of Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2019

Britney Campbell, Allan Groves, Erinne Hester, Angela Jones & Paul Turner of Montgomery County named to Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2019

Leadership Middle TennesseeNashville, TN – Leadership Middle Tennessee, Inc. (LMT), the regional leadership organization that encompasses a 10-county collective of community leaders in Middle Tennessee, announces the 42 members of the incoming Class of 2019.

The class is selected by a vetting process within the leadership of the LMT Board of Directors. For more information on LMT, please visit www.leadmt.org

(Top L to R) Britney Campbell, Allan Groves, Erinne Hester. (Bot L to R) Angela Jones and Paul Turner.
(Top L to R) Britney Campbell, Allan Groves, Erinne Hester. (Bot L to R) Angela Jones and Paul Turner.

“This 19th class is made up of a diverse group of members from different industries and communities across Middle Tennessee,” LMT President Lee Rucks said. “I’m excited for another year of leadership development as we come together to improve our region from the community level.”

Class of 2019 members listed by County

Cheatham County

  • Beth Batson – Supervisor of Human Resources, Student Services, and Policy, Cheatham County Board of Education
  • Sandy Obodzinksi – President & CEO, Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee

Davidson County

  • Mitch Ballard – Founding Partner, DevDigital
  • Todd Bowman – Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
  • Jessica Breaux – Senior Regional Consultant, Middle TN, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Chris Cotton – SVP of Business Affairs, Heart Bridge Media, LLC
  • Nancy Keil-Culbertson – Chief Development and Marketing Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
  • Mark Hamilton – General Manager, Dekalb Office
  • Tari Hughes – President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Kristal Knight – Executive Director, Emerge Tennessee
  • Kristen Rector – President & CEO, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee
  • Mary Margo Turner – Partner, Attorney – Ruby Winstead Turner, PLLC

Dickson County

  • Leonard Belmares II – Founder, Attorney at Law and Judge – Belmares Law, PLLC and Town of White Bluff
  • Bob Kucher – Vice President of Partnerships and Programs, PENCIL
  • Paul Pitney – CEO, Dickson County Family YMCA

Maury County

  • Robyn Graham – Operations Director, The King’s Daughters’ School
  • Brenda Hogan – Manager of Population Health, Farm Bureau Health Plans
  • Christa Martin – Assistant to the President, Columbia State Community College
  • Kelley McCall – Director of Finance and Administration, Columbia Power and Water Systems


Montgomery County

  • Britney Campbell – Senior VP of Marketing and Public Relations, Legends Bank
  • Allan Groves – Co-Owner, DQ of Clarksville
  • Erinne Hester – Assessor of Property, Montgomery County Government
  • Angela Jones – Commissioner, The Clarksville Housing Authority
  • Paul Turner – Vice President of Operations – AJAX Distributing Company

Robertson County

  • Jonathan Garner – Partner, Walker & Garner
  • Laurie Riley – Owner & Operator, Hey Belle Boutique, LLC
  • Alisha Wix – Diversity and Inclusion Director, Skanska

Rutherford County

  • Tracey Binkley – Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President – Morgan Stanley
  • Patrick Cammack – SVP of Economic Development, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Sumner County

  • Elaine Boyd – Senior Advisor, TN Dept. of Environment and Conservation
  • Jennifer Flanagan – President & CEO, Salvus Center, Inc.
  • Larry Hale – Business Owner, Hale Financial Services, Inc.
  • Kathleen Hawkins – President, Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Kendrick Curtis – Assistant Director, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association
  • Edward Glynn – Chief Medical Information Officer, HCA PSG
  • Karen Saul – Area Chairman, Tennessee, Arthur J. Gallagher
  • Amy Sutton – Employee Benefits Specialist, CBIZ
  • Burton Williams – Associate VP and Associate Dean for Advancement, Lipscomb University



  • Leighton Bush – President, Bush Insurance & Financial Services Inc.
  • Wally Irvin – Special Counsel, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, PC
  • Michael Moscardelli – Co-Owner, PFP, LLC
  • Heather Steele – Treasury Management Officer, VP, Bank of Tennessee

About Leadership Middle Tennessee

Leadership Middle Tennessee was founded in 1999, as an initiative of Partnership 2000, to contribute to future planned and sustainable economic and community growth and development in the ten-county area through the participation of community, non-profit, government and business leaders.

The 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. Session topics include Education and Workforce Development, Housing, Ft. Campbell, Agriculture, Healthcare, Quality of Life, Technology, Manufacturing, Public Policy and Politics, Transportation, Historic Preservation, Sports and Leisure, Tourism, Natural Resources and Environmental Issues.

Leadership Middle Tennessee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization overseen by a regional board comprised of the Leadership Middle Tennessee alums, business, and community leaders. Recently announced, the LMT offices moved from the campus of Middle Tennessee State University to Cumberland University. The current address is 1 Cumberland Square, Lebanon, Tennessee 37087.


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