Our two incredible groups of Young Leaders finished their final classes last week – and with distinction, might we add! We serve the most impressive young professionals in the greater Nashville area, and count it a privilege to watch them thrive in the YLC programs and beyond!
Nashville Class 73 – Kick-Off Session
Williamson Class – Kick-Off Session
As they prepare to serve on nonprofit boards, our Young Leaders engaged in 28 hours of classroom experience, participated in mock board sessions, and visited other nonprofits serving Nashville. Financials, strategic planning, fundraising, diversity, legal responsibilities–you name it, they’ve learned it!
What is next for our Young Leaders? After 11 weeks of formative leadership sessions, they will embark on their own adventures as board interns with nearly 90 different nonprofits in our city where they will exercise and share the knowledge they have gained.
Thank you to our weekly nonprofit hosts, instructors, and Young Leaders for another remarkable year!
Congratulations to the graduates of YLC Class 72, which had its last training session on May 15. after 28 hours of nonprofit board leadership training. The spring class of 44 participants had been meeting weekly since March 6 at nonprofits, universities and law firms around Nashville to learn about legal responsibilities of board members, strategic planning, conflict management, diversity, effective meetings and communications, and financials. All the best to the following graduates as they embark on their one-year board internships in the coming months: Eden Afriat (J.P. Morgan); Elaina Al-Nimri (Bass, Berry & Sims); Jaclyn Avara (Wells Fargo); Scott Bannach (HealthStream); Will Barlar, CPA (Deloitte & Touche LLP); William Benson (CapStar Bank); Chaz Bledsoe (Genesco Inc.); Danene Bottiaux (NOW CFO); Katie Burdette (HCA Healthcare); Adam Caplan (OptimizeRx Corporation); Jake Crandall, CPA (Cahaba Wealth Management); Katherine Daniels (InsBank); Kim Demirjian (HCA Healthcare); Samantha Dwyer (Robert W. Baird); Lindsey Ellis, CPA (Crosslin); Janelle Gallagher (CBRE); Tim Gilbert (Northwestern Mutual); Amy Goode (Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce); Marquinta Harvey, PhD (Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System); Emily Hassell (Ankura Consulting Group); Warren Hawkins (Lyft and Relode.com); CJ Higgins (Elliott Davis); Elise Karpinski (UBS); Amanda Kolesaric (Fifth Third Bank); Ally Lanahan (Foundry Commercial); Alex Marshall (TN Army National Guard); Jake Martino (Bridgestone); Rahwa Mehari, EdD (Meharry Medical College); Mary Becker Menendez (InfoWorks); Campbell Mobley (Cheekwood Estate & Gardens); Rachel Oakley (PwC); Dayton O’Brien (First Tennessee Bank); Jeremy A. Oliver (Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP); Marisa Polowitz (Ardent Health Services); Drew Powell (Martin & Zerfoss, Inc.); Bronte Prins (Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC); Shane Ramsey (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP); Scott Ringenberg (Caterpillar Financial); Erin Rogus (Office of former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D.); Levi Sciara (Gresham Smith); Dominique Shanks (Salama Urban Ministries) Ashley Wallace (Dollar General); Angela Wynn (Wynning Essentials); and Lindsay Youngbauer (Diversified Trust Company).
See photos from the opening luncheon at Genesco on 3/6/19 here.
Congratulations to Christy Martin (Class 61) who received her doctorate in education with a concentration in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University on May 4. A 2013 YLC graduate, she earned an MBA in Nonprofit Management from Lipscomb University and a bachelor’s in Business Management and Organizational Development from Bethel College. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Dr. Martin!