Leadership Cleveland Celebrates 2018-19 Graduates

The Leadership Cleveland Alumni Association celebrated the 2018-19 class graduates on June 13, which included a keynote address by Ron Harris, Vice President Diversity and Inclusion with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The annual luncheon benefits the Alumni Association Scholarship fund.

Leadership Cleveland is a 9-month community development initiative that brings professionals throughout the region together to cultivate leadership, exposure to volunteer opportunities and positive community growth.  “We had a great group of emerging leaders representing our community this year,” expressed Bernadette Douglas, Executive Vice President at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident they will make significant contributions in the years ahead.”

Pictured are members of the class: (row 1) LaManda Bowers, Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland; Rebecca Brnik,* Bradley County Schools; Chandler Burke*, McIntire & Associates Insurance; Ginger Carter, Bowater Credit Union; Payten Holcombe*, Direct Primary Care Associates; Wendy Hughes*, Hughes Retirement Group; Tennille Jobe*, Cleveland Utilities; Lindsey Hughes Kiker*, Hughes Retirement Group; (row 2) Adam Osborne*, Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough PLLC; Kelly Roberts, First Tennessee Bank; Arlette Robinson, Bradley County Schools; Andrew Rogers, Companion Funeral Home & Cremation Service; Ede Scannapiego, Tennova Healthcare—Cleveland; Kristy Snider*, Cleveland Family YMCA; Kelsey South*, Life Bridges; (row 3) Nicholas Townsend*, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union; Joseph White, Cleveland Utilities; and Logan Young, Capstar Bank. (*denotes perfect attendance for the program).


Recruitment for the 2019-20 class will begin this summer. Members of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce interested in participating may call the Chamber office at 423-472-6587 or email Bernadette, at BDouglas@clevelandchamber.com.