Leadership Academy

Debbie Adams

Vice President of Student Affairs and Workforce Development
Chattanooga State Community College

Cathy Cate

Executive Director
Leadership Tennessee

Troy Grant 

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

Kevin Lavender

Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Banking
Fifth Third Bank

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


Georgia Reagan

College Success Coach
Conexion Americas

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     


Keith Carver

Executive Assistant to the President University of Tennessee

Beth Duffield

Vice President of Workforce Development
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce     

Lora Jobe

Executive Director
PeopleFirst Partnership

Renata Soto

Co-founder & Executive Director
Conexion Americas

Greg Martz

Plant Manager

Patrick Meldrim     

Vice President
TN Independent Universities & Colleges

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