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; 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.