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Front Page - Friday, June 17, 2022

Chattanoogans join Leadership TN NEXT

Leadership Tennessee has selected six Chattanoogans to take part in the fifth class of Leadership Tennessee NEXT, a program that offers early and mid-career professionals personal and professional development while fostering a greater understanding of the state and its resources.

Leadership Tennessee is welcoming a class of 30 professionals who represent the diversity of the regions and industries of the state. The class will meet four times during the program year, conducting sessions in Pickwick Landing, Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville.

Over the course of the program, participants will connect to a cross-generational network of state leaders while participating in non-partisan dialogue on issues of state importance.

Leadership Tennessee has graduated over 140 Leadership Tennessee NEXT members. Leadership Tennessee NEXT Class V members include:

• Karitsa Jones, administrator, Department of Early Learning, city of Chattanooga

• Spencer Klein, project manager – advanced nuclear technology, Tennessee Valley Authority

• Dr. Sarah Lane, principal, Hamilton County Schools

• Kristen Pavlik McCallie, executive director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County

• Jessica Whatley, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga

• Andrew Zito, vice president, Chattanooga Lookouts

Friends of the Festival adds Freeman, Mincy

Friends of the Festival – the umbrella organization for Riverbend Festival, Riverfront Nights and other local events – has added EPB’s Evann Freeman and local attorney Chrissy Mincy to its board.

Freeman joined EPB as director of government relations in 2019 and leads government relations and economic development efforts for the utility.

Before that time, Freeman spent a decade in government relations working for retired Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Chrissy Mincy, founding attorney of Mincy Law, joins Freeman as a new member of the board. Mincy specializes in divorce and child custody litigation.

Before her legal career, Chrissy worked in live music production, including working for multiple venues across the Southeast and a major record label.