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Front Page - Friday, December 15, 2017

Urban League honors Inclusion by Design graduates

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga on Dec. 7 honored the graduates of its first Inclusion by Design Executive Leadership Program. IBD is an executive leadership program designed to make the business case for inclusion.

“IBD provides an opportunity for women and people of color in Chattanooga to become skilled leaders,” says Warren Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the local Urban League. “The program was created to educate, motivate and inspire. Just as important, it was designed to pass along wisdom from top-notch business leaders in our community.”

The IBD Executive Leadership Program Class of 2017 includes:

  • Eduardo Centurion, The Maclellan Foundation
  • Tyna Hector – City of Chattanooga
  • Dr. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, UTC
  • Ken Jones, Electric Power Board
  • Meghan Scanlon Roach, SunTrust Bank
  • April Lomax, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Chelsea Johnson, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Travis Lytle, SmartBank
  • Jonathan Butler, ULGC Young Professionals
  • Brooke Standefer, UNUM

Each fellow (the title given to a participant in the program) must be nominated for the program by an executive of their respective companies. The nominee should be a woman or person of color who’s already functioning at the senior level and experiencing success in their current role but needs to learn to think more strategically and to focus on impact.

Information about the Inclusion by Design Program: www.ulchatt.net, or contact Cherita Bloodwirth-Adams (423 756-1762, cherita.adams@gmail.com).

Source: Urban League of Greater Chattanooga