The 90 graduates of Young Leaders Council’s three spring classes–YLC Class 72, YLC/Junior League Class 2019 and YLC/Massey Graduate School Alumni Class 2019–had the largest number of graduates in one season. After completing 28 hours of leadership training over an 11-week period, these graduates will each now serve one-year internships on local nonprofit boards.
YLC Class 72 graduates are 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, Ph.D. (Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System); Emily Hassell (Ankura Consulting Group); Warren Hawkins (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, Ed.D. (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).
In the 15th consecutive year of a partnership with Junior League of Nashville, the graduates of YLC/Junior League Class 2019 are Brittany Adams (Dollar General Corporation); Taryn Anderson (TKA Consulting, LLC); Carmen April-Washington, D.P.M. (The Foot and Ankle Healthcare Center); Lauren Braun (RBC Wealth Management); Angela Ciklin, M.D. (Obstetrician-Gynecologist); Renee Dias (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Catherine Grace (community volunteer); Ellie Grove (Community Brands); Keiana Hastings (Ramsey Solutions); Niki Heller, CPA (Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.—An Aristocrat Company); Meagan Howard (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Tanisha Kizer (First South Financial Credit Union); Megan Koontz (National Multiple Sclerosis Society); Rachel Lemons (ONE Tennessee); Elaine Naughton (Bass, Berry & Sims PLC); Melissa Poole (HORNE LLP); Brianna Powell (Bass, Berry & Sims); Katherine Redding (Office of Tennessee Attorney General); Lindsey Sexton (Second Circuit Court, Davidson County); Jessie Slate, CPA (PwC); Kimberly Speciale (HCA Healthcare); Morgan Stewart (Digital Reasoning); Samantha Kerwin Tate (The Scheduling Institute); Rachel Thomasson (Junior League of Nashville); Melanie Tomlyn (Cherokee Equity Corporation); Ericha Turner (The Daniel Group); Brooke Walker (Vanderbilt University Medical Center); Margaret Claire Walker (BKD); Tanya Washington (University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service); and Megan Williams (Cordell and Cordell).
In the third year of a partnership with the Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University, the graduates of YLC/Massey Graduate School Alumni Class 2019 are Ted Demont (Cherry Bekaert, LLP); Dan Groover (Compass); Alexa Hartley (Nissan); Caleb Hartwell (Target); Walt Hovious (Pilot.com); Douglas Hungate (Cheatham County School District); Shatia Kelly (Cummins Sales and Services); Kyle Kilgore (Formos Consulting); Jeff Krebs (TransCore); Laura McWhorter (HCA – Physician Services Group); Justin Moore (Bridgestone); Matt Morris (Deloitte Services LP); Matt Pramstaller (Sarah Cannon Research Institute); Haley Smith (Balfour Beatty); Phillip Smith (HCA Healthcare); and Michael Vertin (TriStar Centennial Medical Center – HCA Healthcare).