Local woman named to Leadership TN Class

Published 11:46 am Thursday, December 7, 2023

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Jessica Lenden-Holt of Elizabethton and Chief Financial Officer and Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist with Sidekick Therapy Partners has been named a member of the eighth class of Leadership Tennessee NEXT.
Leadership Tennessee NEXT is a trailblazing program committed to nurturing the potential of Tennessee’s emerging leaders. An initiative of Leadership Tennessee, Leadership Tennessee NEXT empowers the state’s early and mid-career professionals, providing them with unparalleled personal and professional development opportunities while deepening their understanding of the state, its assets, and opportunities.
The distinguished Leadership Tennessee NEXT Class VIII comprises 30 rising professionals chosen for their diverse representation of the state’s regions and industries. The program, spanning four sessions across various regions of the state including: Paris Landing, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Nashville, is designed to foster the growth of participants’ professional skills and facilitate connections from a cross-sector and cross-region network of state leaders. Throughout the program, participants will engage in collaborative, non-partisan dialogues addressing critical issues of statewide importance. Class VIII boasts representatives from 11 counties and 11 unique professional sectors.
In its ten years, Leadership Tennessee has successfully established a network of over 600 members, which now includes the accomplished members of Leadership Tennessee NEXT Class VII. Class X of Leadership Tennessee’s Signature Program is in the middle of their program year, which will conclude in June of 2024. The largest class in program history, Signature Program Class X is a distinguished cohort comprising established organizational and community decision-makers. Founded as an initiative of Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership and Public Service, Leadership Tennessee transitioned into an independent 501(c)(3) in August 2021.
Leadership Tennessee remains steadfast in its mission to foster collaborative, non-partisan dialogue on issues of state importance, connecting and deploying a network of diverse leaders and engaged citizens.

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