Nashville Emerging Leaders announces 2013 class

Nashville Emerging Leaders has announced its 2013 class, with 30 Middle Tennessee young professionals representing various industries and backgrounds having been selected to participate in the 11-week program that begins in February. 

Each of the 11 weeks, NEL participants will hear from established local community and civic leaders and discuss critical issues facing Nashville.  Nashville-based Management Solutions Group leads the sessions.

“The Nashville Emerging Leaders program continues to grow and see an increase of interest from talented and engaged representatives of our community,”Claire Evans, NEL Board of Directors chair, said in a release. “This year’s class is one of the most diverse groups of professionals yet, and we are excited about the potential for discussions that will help lead to the betterment of Nashville.”

The 2013 class include the following (listed alphabetically by first name):

• Aerial Ellis, Lipscomb University
• Andrea Goodman, KPMG LLP
• Charles Beard, East Side Story/Oasis Center
• Charles Friedman, Nashville Classical School
• Christopher Laborde, C Works Engineering
• Danielle Insignares Nellis, Nellis Law
• David Jon Walker, Rhealisitic
• Eden Cathey, TIIRRC
• Hada Flores, PLAN (Principal’s Leadership Academy of Nashville)
• Hamilton Patrick, Waller Landsen Dortch & Davis LLP
• Hayley Hovious, Consensus Point
• Jennifer Barrie, Consultant
• John Spragens, Attorney
• Jon Romero, Vector Management
• Julia Doolittle, Smith Seckman Reid
• June Manning, Premier W.E.D./The Tennessean
• Kallie Bienvenu, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
• Kevin Thompson, Thompson Burton
• Lee Ann Ruffing, Vanderbilt University
• Lisa Howe, Nashville GLBT Chamber
• Rob Hazard, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin
• Ruth Elliott, American Paper and Twine
• Ryan Holt, Sherrard & Roe
• Shameak Belvitt, Baker Donelson
• Stephanie Coleman, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
• Stephanie Mundy Self, FBMM Inc.
• Steven Patton, DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown
• Travis Todd, Littlejohn Engineering Associates
• Trey Flowers, Woodmont Christian Church
• Xavier Van Widekens, Asurion