Leadership Tennessee advisory council

Brandon Gibson, Chair
Class IV
Senior Advisor to the Governor
State of Tennessee

Michael Anastasi
Class IV
Vice President & Editor/Regional Editor
The Tennessean & The USA Today Network

Janet Ayers
Class I
Ayers Foundation

Commissioner Christi Branscom
Class IV
Department of General Services
State of Tennessee

Janet Brewer
Class III
Chief Communications & Marketing Officer

Darrell Cobbins
Class II
President/Principal Broker
Universal Commercial Real Estate

Lucia Folk
Class III

David Golden
Class III

Joelle Phillips
Class II
AT&T Tennessee

Commissioner Hodgen Mainda
Class VI
Department of Commerce & Insurance
State of Tennessee

Tara Scarlett
Class VI
President & CEO
Scarlett Family Foundation

Michael Thomas Strickland
Class I
Bandit Lites

Kevin Woods
Class V
Vice President, Memphis Market President
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Memphis

A council of individuals, all Leadership Tennessee Signature Program members, will convene quarterly to provide feedback, support, contacts, resources, and expertise to the Leadership Tennessee staff.

  • The Council will represent members from each class, regions of the state, and a diverse representation of professional sectors.

  • Council members will be assigned in staggered years to provide depth of voice and address varied commitment levels. Year one will be compromised of one and two year terms, followed thereafter with all two year staggered terms.

  • A nominating committee of the Council will recruit new members at the July meeting with a start date of September each year.

  • One meeting each year will be devoted to a combined meeting with the Founders.


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