LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – September 6, 2023 – Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lawrence Class of 2023-2024 convened on August 28th to kick off the 32nd class year of Leadership Lawrence.
Leadership Lawrence is a professional development opportunity that broadens perspectives and allows participants to gain increased understanding of the community dynamics and public issues. The class consists of those who live or work in Lawrence County and develops their leadership skills and knowledge of the county they serve.
The class entails nine sessions though out the year that includes Lawrence County history, local and state government, and personal and community development, along with other topics that pertain to life in Lawrence County. The class spent their first session on an overnight retreat at Five Star Retreat in Nunnelly, Tennessee, and focused on getting to know each other and team building. Kate Archer, Executive Assistant of Kid’s Place – A Child Advocacy Center, was the facilitator of the retreat and proctored all of the activities that the class participated in. Emma Thigpen, Program Manager, and Keeli Allen, VP of Community Development, will serve as the directors of the program. The retreat was sponsored by Lawrenceburg Utility Systems.
Leadership Lawrence’s Class of 2023-2024
Pamela Brewer, Lawrence County Budget Office, Payroll Accountant
Riley Brown, Graphic Packaging, Plant Controller
Brady Cope, C & B Linen/Wayne Halfway House, Customer Relations Coordinator
Alison Cunningham, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, Growth and Outreach
Chris Davis, First Class Charter, Director of Operations & Business Development
Stephanie Edwards, Jubilee Trading Company, Executive Director
Melissa Febbroriello, Columbia State Community College, Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Case Manager
Christopher Hall, TN Dept. of Labor, Consolidated Veterans Business Rep
Jennifer Harold, Markus Insurance Agency, Inc., Licensed Insurance Agent
Megan Harris, Columbia State Community College, Site Director
Arin Hendrix, Edwards Oil Company/Quik Mart, Merchandising Assistant
Peggy Hine, Bank of Frankewing, Head Teller
Jacob Kinley Jones, Lawrenceburg Utility Systems, Electric System Engineer
Tori Jones, Citizens Bank of Lawrence County, Assistant Branch Manager
Cindy Jones, Heritage Bank and Trust, Senior Mortgage Lender
Laine McGee, UT/TSU Extension, Extension Agent
Nicole Miller, LCSAP Coalition, DEC Coordinator
Sam Short, First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Trust Officer
Heather Skelton, AllSource Transportation, LLC, Office Manager
Hope Thomason, Lawrence County School System, Workforce Development Coordinator
Christian Tyree, Lawrence County Government, Administrative Assistant
Jessica White, A Kid’s Place, Mental Health Counselor
Candice Wilcoxson, Capstar Bank, Customer Care Specialist
Find the Flickr album from the retreat here.
About the Chamber
The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is a network of businesses, industries, local governments, utilities, and private citizens that are committed to improving the quality of life in Lawrence County, Tennessee through economic development, community development, tourism marketing, and workforce development.