Leadership Cleveland celebrates 2018-19 graduates

Posted Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:37 pm

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 nine-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.” 

Members of the class include 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; 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; Nicholas Townsend, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union; Joseph White, Cleveland Utilities; and Logan Young, Capstar Ban.k 

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 Douglas, at BDouglas@clevelandchamber.com.