Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute
Class of 2018

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Leigh Bagwell

State Coordinator of School Counseling
Tennessee Department of Education

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Dan Caldwell

Senior Manager of Technical Training, US Manufacturing
Nissan North America, Inc.

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Mark Farley

Executive Director
Upper Cumberland Development District

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Gwyn Fisher

Greater Memphis Regional Director
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

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Brian Gann

Vice President of Student Services
Jackson State Community College

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Samantha Gutter

Education Policy Analyst
State of Tennessee, Office of the Governor

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Bradley Jackson

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Leslie Lemus

College Success Coach
Conexión Américas

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Mike Meadows

Director of Postsecondary Success
The Ayers Foundation

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Amy New

Assistant Commissioner for Rural Development
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

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Dr. Carol Puryear

Vice Chancellor for Economic & Community Development
Tennessee Board of Regents  

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Jerry Young

Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Morristown  

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Amanda Bolden

Senior Director of Communications

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Dan Eldridge

Mayor of Washington County
Washington, Tennessee

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Jacqueline Faulkner

Vice President, Student Affairs
Southwest Tennessee Community College

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Lindsay Frilling

Chief Executive Officer
Obion County Joint Economic Development Council

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Brett Gipson     

Deputy General Counsel
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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Millard House

Director of Schools
Clarksville-Montgomery County School System

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Dr. Shanna Jackson

Associate Vice President, Williamson Campus
Columbia State Community College

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Stacy Lightfoot

Vice President, College & Career Success
Public Education Foundation

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Dr. Hilary Miller

Director of the Daniels Center
Middle Tennessee State University  

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Mae Perry

Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Hartsville


Tom Witherspoon

Mayor of Gibson County
Gibson, Tennessee

Complete Tennessee Leadership Academy
Class of 2017

Debbie Adams

Interim President
Chattanooga State Community College


Cathy Cate

Executive Director
Leadership Tennessee

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Troy Grant 

Assistant Executive
Director of P-16 Initiatives Tennessee Higher Education Commission

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Tish Jones

Executive Director


Jan McKeel 

Executive Director
South Central TN Workforce Alliance


Danielle Mezera

Assistant Commissioner, Division of College, Career and Technical Education
Tennessee Department of Education


Karla Coleman García

Policy Manager
Conexión Américas


Jeremy Ross

Chief of Staff
East Tennessee State University

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Ann Thompson

Director of Workforce Development
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development


Kevin Woods

Executive Director
Workforce Investment Network     

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Keith Carver

UT Martin

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Beth Duffield

Vice President of Workforce Development
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce     


Lora Jobe

Executive Director
PeopleFirst Partnership


Greg Martz

Plant Manager

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Patrick Meldrim     

Vice President
TN Independent Universities & Colleges

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Deanna Morris-Stacey

Director of Programs & Initiatives in the Office of Community Colleges
Tennessee Board of Regents  

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Susan Rhodes

Scholars Program Director
The Ayers Foundation  

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Graham Thomas

Director of Community Partnerships


Kasey Vatter

Assistant Director
Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Knoxville