YLC Fall Leadership Luncheon

The annual YLC Fall Leadership Luncheon is one of the city’s premier events focused on the topic of leadership. Each year, business leaders from both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as those who are interested in advancing their leadership skills, gather to hear from the most successful leaders in our community and grow their connections.

Our 2019 keynote, Ian Ayre, is the first CEO of Nashville’s Major League Soccer Club and the former CEO of Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League.
Join us and learn what attracted Ayre to Nashville, his advice for aspiring leaders, and why you will become a fan of Nashville’s newest major league sport.
Date & Time:
Fri, November 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST


Ayre joins this impressive list of previous keynote speakers:
  • Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. Attorney General (2018)
  • Rick Byrd, Belmont University Men’s Head Basketball Coach and George Plaster, sports broadcasting personality (2017)
  • Christine Karbowiak, chief administrative officer, chief risk officer and executive vice president of Bridgestone Americas (2016)
  • Phil Bredesen, former TN Governor (2015) (30th anniversary celebration dinner)
  • Milton Johnson, President & CEO of HCA Healthcare and a member of the first graduating class of YLC (2014)
  • Bob Dennis, CEO of Genesco Inc (2013)
  • Damon Hininger, CEO of Corrections Corporation of America (2012)
  • Mark Emkes, Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration (2011)
  • Thomas Frist, Jr., co-founder and former chairman, president and chief executive officer of HCA (2010) (25th anniversary celebration dinner)
  • Bill Lee, president and CEO of Lee Company; Herb A. Fritch, chairman and CEO of HealthSpring, Inc. and Craig E. Philip, president and CEO of Ingram Barge Company (2009)
  • Joe Calloway, motivational speaker author (2008)
  • Andrea Conte, TN First Lady and founder and president of You Have the Power (2007)
  • Jeff Diamond, CEO of The Ingram Group and former president/COO of Tennessee Titans (2006)
  • Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (2005) (20th anniversary celebration dinner)
  • John Seigenthaler, legendary journalist and founder of The First Amendment Center (2004)
  • Martha Ingram, philanthropist, co-founder of Schermerhorn Symphony Center (2003)
  • Dr. Pedro Garcia, director of Metro Nashville Public Schools (2002)
  • Lamar Alexander, former U.S. Education Secretary and Governor of Tennessee (2001)
  • Marvin Runyon, former Postmaster General of the United States and CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority (2000)

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