Leadership Blount has announced its Class of 2019.

Lori Barrett

Company/Organization: LeConte Realty, LLC

Title/Position: Realtor

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Pellissippi State Community College

Community/Professional Affiliations: United Way of Blount County, Allocations Committee; Maryville City Schools, volunteer; Community Food Connection; Parks & Rec; Realtor RPAC; Experience Your Smokies; USTA & Interclub Tennis; Friends of the Smokies; and $10 Club.

Ashley Bentley

Company/Organization: Kizer & Black, Attorneys, PLLC

Title/Position: Attorney

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Marianna (Fla.) High School, Freed-Hardeman University, University of California Hastings School of Law

Community/Professional Affiliations: Legal Aid of East Tennessee; Blount County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Haven House; Maryville Church of Christ; Alcoa and Maryville Little League, volunteer.

Nicholas Black

Company/Organization: Ralls Wooten & Black

Title/Position: Attorney

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, Clemson University, UT Law School

Community/Professional Affiliations: Blount County Historical Trust; Maryville High School mock trial coach; MHS assistant football coach; Blount County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Tennessee Bar Association; and Maryville City Schools Board of Education.

Suzy Booker

Company/Organization: Maryville College

Title/Position: Vice president for institutional advancement

Hometown: Maryville

Education: UT Knoxville, University of York (England), Indiana University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education; University of Tennessee Alumni Association; Sigma Kappa Sorority; Rotary Club of Knoxville; and Shannondale Board of Directors.

Jon Callies

Company/Organization: DENSO Manufacturing

Title/Position: Director

Hometown: Nashville

Education: Tennessee Tech, Vanderbilt University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Grace Lutheran Church; Bethany Christian Services East Tennessee; College of Mechanical Engineering; Tennessee Technological University Advisory Board; Water Angels Ministry; Owen Knoxville Alumni; and Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

Tonya Campbell

Company/Organization: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Title/Position: Director of finance and administration

Hometown: Escanabe, Mich.

Education: Lake Superior State University, Capella University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont; Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church, church treasurer; Seroma Board of Directors; Experience Your Smokies; and Leadership Asheville.

David Carswell

Company/Organization: Alcoa Police Department

Title/Position: Chief of police

Hometown: Gray, Tenn.

Education: North Davidson (N.C.) High School, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute, East Tennessee State University, U.S. Army Officer Basic Course, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, FBI National Academy

Community/Professional Affiliations: United States Police Canine Association; 911 Board of Directors; ETHRA Community Corrections Advisory Board; and 5th Judicial Drug Task Force Board of Directors.

Phil Colclough

Company/Organization: Zoo Knoxville

Title/Position: Director of animal care, education and conservation

Hometown: Maryville

Education: UT Knoxville

Community/Professional Affiliations: Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA); Haslam College of Business Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness Program; Appalachian Bear Rescue Board of Directors; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Cherokee National Forest; and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Nicole Coning

Company/Organization: Harmony Family Center

Title/Position: Family permanency director

Hometown: Richfield, Wis.

Education: North Central University, Minneapolis

Community/Professional Affiliations: Faith Promise Church in Blount County; North American Council on Adoptable Children; and Intro Knox.

Dennis Dockery

Company/Organization: Michael Brady Inc.

Title/Position: Director of business development

Hometown: Knoxville

Education: Fulton High School, UT Knoxville, Dale Carnegie graduate

Community/Professional Affiliations: Blount Partnership; Blount County Workforce Advisory Committee for Advanced Manufacturing; and United Way of Blount County, co-chair cabinet.

Gary Doyle

Company/Organization: RT Lodge

Title/Position: General manager

Hometown: Rockford, Tenn.

Education: E.W. Grove High School (Paris, Tenn.), UT Knoxville

Community/Professional Affiliations: Discover Blount; Friends of the Smokies; Blount County Child Advocacy; Blount Partnership; Leadership Tennessee, new membership host; Maryville College; and Special Growers.

Ann Drake

Company/Organization: Realty Executive Associates

Title/Position: Real estate specialist

Hometown: Morristown

Education: Morristown Hamblen West High School, ETSU, UT Knoxville

Community/Professional Affiliations: Special Growers; Family Promise; Maryville High School Athletic Booster; Volunteer Buddies Ministry; Fairview United Methodist Church; Maryville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador; United Way, Realtor Division; Knoxville Area Association of Realtors; Maryville Junior High School Parent Teacher Student Organization; Mission International Board of Directors; Blount County Animal Center; Green Meadow Swim Team Board of Directors; Habitat for Humanity; Upward Basketball Coach; Girl Scouts of America Troop Leader; and Meals on Wheels.

Amy Dunaway

Company/Organization: Susan G Komen East Tennessee

Title/Position: Executive director

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, UT Knoxville

Community/Professional Affiliations: Susan G. Komen East Tennessee; Erin Presbyterian Church; Blount County Chamber of Commerce; University of Tennessee Kappa Delta; and Webb School of Knoxville, volunteer.

Keith Edmonds

Company/Organization: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Title/Position: Mortgage lender

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Heritage High School, Maryville College

Community/Professional Affiliations: Maryville College Blount County Alumni Board, president; Blount County United Way; Blount Partnership ambassador; Knoxville Area Association of Realtors; Partners in Business East Tennessee, president; Business Networking International Group; East Maryville Baptist Church; Junior Achievement; Knoxville Flag Football League; and Maryville-Alcoa Home Builders Association.

Samantha Edwards

Company/Organization: Clayton Bradley Academy

Title/Position: Director of development

Hometown: Knoxville

Education: Knoxville Catholic High School, Maryville College, UT Knoxville

Community/Professional Affiliations: Florence Crittenton Agency Board of Directors; Volunteer East Tennessee Board of Directors; Blount Mansion Board of Directors; Junior League of Knoxville; United Way of Greater Knoxville; Knoxville Chamber; and ENDEAVOR Young Professionals Summit.

Lauren Emert

Company/Organization: RT Lodge

Title/Position: Manager of community relations

Hometown: Lafayette, La.

Education: Teurlings Catholic High School, University of Louisiana

Community/Professional Affiliations: Junior League of Knoxville; United Way of Blount County; Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels; Blount Partnership; Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont; Friends of the Smokies; East Tennessee History Center; and Maryville City Schools Foundation.

Lisa Godsey

Company/Organization: 134th Air Refueling Wing Tennessee Air National Guard

Title/Position: Mission Support Group commander

Hometown: Knoxville

Education: Horseheads High School, Pellissippi State, Maryville College, Tusculum College, Lincoln Memorial University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Blount County Chamber of Commerce; Blount County literacy programs; and Blount County Parks & Rec.

Beverly Graham

Company/Organization: Blount Memorial Hospital

Title/Position: Senior director surgical services

Hometown: Knoxville

Education: Santa Fe High School (Maury County, Tenn.), Columbia (Tenn.) State Community College, University of St. Francis

Community/Professional Affiliations: Medic and chaperone on youth church trips; CBFO Optimist Club, president; football booster club; national health care organizations; and national health care think tanks.

Chad Hampton

Company/Organization: Self-Employed

Title/Position: Attorney

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, UT Knoxville, UT Law School

Community/Professional Affiliations: Maryville City Schools Foundation; New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center; Wesley Day School Board of Directors; youth soccer coach; United Way Pillar Society; Telliquah Preserve Board of Directors; Knoxville Bar Association; and Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Rick Hudolin

Company/Organization: United Community Bank

Title/Position: Mortgage loan officer

Hometown: Joliet, Ill.

Education: Joliet (Ill.) Central High School

Community/Professional Affiliations: Blount County Chamber of Commerce; Taste of Blount; County Commission; Discover Blount; Family Promise of Blount County; Family Promise of Blount County Board of Directors; Helen Ross McNabb; Maryville Alcoa Homebuilders Association; and Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association.

Kathy Jackson

Company/Organization: Blount County Habitat for Humanity

Title/Position: Executive director

Hometown: Owensboro, Ky.

Education: Kentucky Wesleyan College, North Carolina State University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Blount County Habitat for Humanity; Foothills Community Development Organization Board of Directors; United Way, Allocation Panel and Gas Day; Kiwanis Club of Maryville; Stephen Y. Coleman Foundation; Alzheimer Association; Valley View Farms Homeowners Association Board of Directors; Blount County Republican Women; and Committee to Re-elect Tom Hatcher.

Beverly Johnson

Company/Organization: Reed and Hickman Attorneys

Title/Position: Legal assistant

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Heritage High School

Community/Professional Affiliations: Alzheimer’s Association; Blount County Youth Court; Maryville Farmer’s Market; Habitat for Humanity Annual Clay Shoot; Blount County Republican Women; 4-H; FFA; National Ski Patrol; Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Association; and Tennessee Pork Producers Association.

Whitney LaDage

Company/Organization: Maryville City Schools

Title/Position: Teacher

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, UT Knoxville, Lincoln Memorial University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Sevier Heights Baptist Church North Campus; Big Brothers Big Sisters; government-funded housing projects; The Backseat Delilahs band member; New Hope; and The Gate.

Tonia Latham

Company/Organization: Morton Construction LLC

Title/Position: Business development and marketing director

Hometown: Sweetwater

Education: Western Governors University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Family Promise of Blount County; United Way of Blount County; WHC Blount Church; The Morning Cup Toastmasters; Association of Fundraising Professionals, Great Smoky Mountain Chapter; Unity Media; League of Women Voters; Tennessee Valley Continuum of Care for the Homeless; and Kingdom Design Ministries Board of Directors.

Chuck Mabe

Company/Organization: The Christman Company

Title/Position: Vice president

Hometown: Croswell, Mich.

Education: Croswell-Lexington (Mich.) High School, Ferris State University

Community/Professional Affiliations: River Oaks Community Church; STAR Board of Directors; Blount Partnership, Construction Workforce Advisory Committee; tnAchieve, mentor; GTO Association of America; and Pontiac Oakland Club International.

Justin Marcus

Company/Organization: Joseph Construction

Title/Position: President

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, Middle Tennessee State University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Middlesettlements United Methodist Church, praise worship leader, trustee chair; Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Directors; Knoxville and Nashville Workforce Development Committee; and Eagleton Ball Park.

Toni Miller

Company/Organization: Clayton Homes

Title/Position: Default servicing manager

Hometown: Aurora, Ohio

Education: Heritage High School, UT Knoxville

Community/Professional Affiliations: United Way of Blount County, Loaned Executive, Gas Day, and CLS Club for Clayton Homes; John Sevier Elementary, volunteer; Little Scholars Christian Academy, volunteer; Junior Achievement East Tennessee; Blount County Education Foundation; Blount County Fire Department; Kingdom Design Ministries; Blount County Parks & Rec; UT Medical Center; and National Kidney Foundation.

Sharon Moore

Company/Organization: Maryville Police Department

Title/Position: Police captain

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Heritage High School, Walters State Community College in Morristown, LaSalle University, South Eastern Command Leadership Academy, FBI National Academy

Community/Professional Affiliations: Sevier Heights Baptist Church; Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization; Fraternal Order of Police; and United Way.

David Murrell

Company/Organization: Blount County Schools

Title/Position: Assistant director of administrative operations

Hometown: Rockford

Education: Heritage High School, UT Knoxville, Tennessee Tech

Community/Professional Affiliations: Rio 180 Family Care Ministry; Blount County Family Resource Center Advisory Board; Tennessee Association of School Personnel Administrators; and American Association of School Personnel Administrators.

Carly Pearson

Company/Organization: Self-employed

Title/Position: Motivational speaker and community volunteer

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, Lincoln Memorial University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Knoxville Sled Bears, co-director; Catalyst sports team; Tennessee Survivor Network; Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative; and Maryville High School, motivational speaker.

Michael Potter

Company/Organization: Arconic Inc.

Title/Position: Can sheet coil finishing area manager

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, UT Knoxville, University of Pittsburgh Business School

Community/Professional Affiliations: Maryville City Fire Department; New Hope Baptist Church; Birth to Three; and Maryville High School Athletics.

Kevin Ross

Company/Organization: Delozier Realty & Auction

Title/Position: Agent/auctioneer co-owner

Hometown: Huntingdon, Tenn.

Education: Huntingdon (Tenn.) High School, UT Knoxville, Indiana University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Family Promise of Blount County Board of Directors, president; Blount County Chamber, ambassador chair; Discover Blount; Blount County United Way, champion; Laurel Church of Christ, deacon; Blount County Habitat for Humanity; Business Network International, past president; Maine Support; Blount County Food Connection; CASA; Knoxville Association of Realtors; Tennessee Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; National and Tennessee Association of Auctioneers; and March of Dimes.

Carol Anne Scarlett

Company/Organization: Maryville City Schools

Title/Position: Assistant principal

Hometown: Jefferson City, Tenn.

Education: Jefferson County (Tenn.) High School, Lincoln Memorial University, UT Knoxville, East Tennessee State University

Community/Professional Affiliations: Junior Service League; Parks & Rec; and Blount Community Church.

Kris Sigmund

Company/Organization: Renasant Bank

Title/Position: Senior vice president

Hometown: Cumming, Ga.

Education: Forsyth (Ga.) Central High School, Maryville College

Community/Professional Affiliations: Haven House Board of Directors, president; Vineyard Church of Maryville Board of Directors; and Alcoa Stars coach.

Scott Stuart

Company/Organization: Blount County District Attorney’s Office

Title/Position: Assistant district attorney

Hometown: Maryville

Education: Maryville High School, UT Chattanooga, Emory University School of Law

Community/Professional Affiliations: Blount County Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board; Tom Hatcher Charities; Blount County Republican Party, male vice chairman; Blount County Young Republicans; Blount County Bar Association; Blount County Young Lawyers; and Maryville High School mock trial assistant coach.

Will Tantum

Company/Organization: Blount County Eye Center

Title/Position: CEO

Hometown: Knoxville

Education: Bearden High School, Rocky Mountain College (Billings, Mont.), Southern College of Optometry (Memphis)

Community/Professional Affiliations:The Eye Love Program; CooperVision Best Practices in America program; Blount Partnership; American Optometric Association; East Tennessee Optometric Association; Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians; Montana Optometric Association; and Summit Optical Lab in Helena, Mont.

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