Williamson, Inc. announced Thursday the 20 community members selected to be part of the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2020. 

Leadership Brentwood is a program by the Williamson, Inc. Chamber of Commerce and the Williamson County Chamber Foundation. Those selected were chosen based on their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to Brentwood and Williamson County, according to a Tuesday morning press release. 

The program is in its 28th year and identifies leaders from the civic, educational, government, religious and business communities who will use the principles learned in the program to leave lasting legacies in Brentwood and Williamson County, according to the release.

It’s a nine-month program which includes an overnight retreat in August, seven day-long sessions held on the second Thursday of each month from September through March, planned community service projects, and a wrap-up session and graduation in April. Topics of discussion among class members include business, education, entertainment and media, history, government and quality of life.

Individuals selected to be part of the Class of 2020 are as follows:

  • Dan Armour, Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Jim Barry, Managing Partner, Thorndale Partners
  • Abby Bass, Senior Director, Events Planning, Williamson, Inc.
  • Stacie Blazic, Director of Development, Davis House
  • Amanda Butler, Executive Administrator, Brentwood Academy
  • Julie Danielson, Owner, Crowned Enterprises 
  • Reeju Davis, English Tutor Volunteer, Williamson County Schools
  • Jeff Ford, Sales, Mitchell International
  • Todd Hoppenstedt, Director of Public Works, City of Brentwood
  • Ted Ilanchelian, President, CMIT Solutions
  • Emily Jackson, Senior Manager, Cherry Bekaert
  • Melati Lee-Parker, Director IT, DaVita
  • Brian Morgan, President, Carden Company
  • Jeff Pender, Division Chief/Fire Marshall, City of Brentwood
  • Neal Reagor, Vice President Business Optimization, JetRight Nashville
  • Julie Roquemore, Corp+Urban Design Leader, Gresham Smith
  • Oceana Sheehan, Assistant Principal, Williamson County Schools
  • Sara Smyly, Marketing Director, BL Harbert International
  • Jodi Theobald, Director, FiftyForward Martin Center
  • Letitia Webster, Vice President Omni Channel, Tractor Supply Company

“We are thrilled with the abundance of quality applications this year,” Leadership Brentwood board chair Chris Cummins said in a press release. “The quality, character and reputation of this year’s class is very impressive and represents the very best of our community. We look forward to seeing them use their leadership skills to make a significant impact on the Brentwood community and beyond.”

The presenting sponsor for the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2020 is Tractor Supply Company. Annual funding also comes from local businesses, Leadership Brentwood alumni and contributions from the Williamson County Chamber Foundation. 

For more information on Leadership Brentwood, visit its website here, or contact Lynn Tucker, Foundation Director, at lynn@williamsonchamber.com or 615-771-1912.

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