Meet the 2016 Leadership Nashville Class
Leadership Nashville takes in 44 of the city's leaders, from a judge to a restaurant group owner, to help further their roles in the community in its 2016 class.
Chosen from 215 applicants, these leaders will touch on issues from crime to health to entertainment in a nine-month program, beginning in September.
"We do not attempt to pass out solutions," Jerry B. Williams, executive director of the program, said in a statement.
"Instead, we expose them to various viewpoints on each issue, believing that Nashville will be stronger because decisions these leaders make in the future will come from a broadened, enlightened perspective."
The class includes:
Lawson C. Allen
President of Lee Danner & Bass Inc.
Chief Marketing Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director of Affordable Housing with the Metropolitan Housing & Development Agency
CEO of Metropolitan Nashville Transit Authority
Judge in the Juvenile Court of Davidson County
Dr. Ravi Chari
Senior Vice President of Clinical Excellence at Hospital Corporation of America
Rene D. Copeland
Producing Artistic Director at Nashville Repertory Theatre
Commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference
Senior Vice President of Strategy and Shared Services at Genesco
President-Elect of Junior League of Nashville
President and COO of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Vice President of the Creative Artists Agency
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Lifepoint Health
Glenda B. Glover
PhD, President of Tennessee State University
Max R. Goldberg
Co-Owner of Strategic Hospitality
Linda Claire Guttery
President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce
S. Marcela Gomez
President of Hispanic Marketing Group
Charles K. Hannon, Jr.
Executive Vice President of Healthcare Banking at First Tennessee Bank
Danny J. Herron
President and CEO of the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity
Daniel P. Hogan
President and CEO of Medalogix
Kelly S. Holmes
Senior Vice President and Commercial Team Leader at SunTrust Bank
Gordon G. Howey, Jr.
Captain of the Youth Services Division with the Metro Nashville Police Department
Jennifer L. Hutcheson
Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc.
Jan D. Maddox
Director of Business Operations at Deloitte Services, LP
Senior Vice President and Regional Mortgage Sales Manager at Regions Bank
Partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox
Regional Director for Tennessee at Rocketship Education
Private Client Adviser at Bank of America U.S. Trust
President and CEO of Alive Hospice
Carolyn W. Schott
Shareholder at Sherrard & Roe
Bernard J. Sherry
President at Saint Thomas West & Midtown Hospitals
Joshua H. Smith
Owner of The Standard Club at Smith House
Kelly Miller Smith, Jr.
Pastor at First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill
John R. Tarpley
Shareholder of Lewis Thomason King Krieg & Waldrop
Gatluak T. Thach
President and CEO at Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Wendy J. Thompson
Vice Chancellor on the Tennessee Board of Regents
Emilie M. Townes
Dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University
General Manager at WSMV-TV 4
Senior Vice President and Client Services Manager at Pinnacle Financial Partners
Director of Early Learning Innovation with Metro Nashville Public Schools
President at Disciplina Group
Helena W. Yarbrough
Associate General Counsel at Bridgestone America
President of Armor Concepts
To view the article on The Tennessean website.