Leadership

The Leadership Sumner Alumni Association is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized and led by Leadership Sumner program graduates who are committed to maintaining the continuation and integrity of Leadership Sumner. 

Every Leadership Sumner class helps “pay it forward” by working with the board of directors to recruit the next year’s class and shape the direction of the program.  Upon graduation from Leadership Sumner, new alumni commit to a year of “post-graduate” service helping recruit and select the next class, planning class retreats and program days, serving on event and alumni-related committees, and facilitating the Leadership Sumner Youth Program.

The board of directors provides guidance, structure and support to the program facilitators and serves as liaison to Leadership Sumner alumni and the greater community.

Board of Directors

  • April Knox '17, President, Legal Counsel

  • Justin Hayes '17, President-Elect, Macon Bank & Trust

  • Todd Johnson '15, Immediate Past President, Edward Jones

  • Jennifer Zehnder '18, Secretary, Living Waters for the World

  • Mary Poole '16, Treasurer, Leadership Middle Tennessee

  • Ray Carman '18, Priority One Real Estate and Auction

  • Ashley Cline Cook '19, Adcock & Co. Real Estate

  • Scott Denton '19, Nonprofit/Fundraising Counsel

  • Kim Dickinson ‘18, Ernst Western Corporation

  • Kathryn Good '18, Inspire Kindness

  • Scott Jones '17, Astellas Pharma US

  • Chris Johnson '19, Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law

  • Dillon Lamberth '19, Farmers Bank

  • Mary Kathryn Oliver '19, Compass Pediatrics

  • Clint Ruth ‘17, Edward Jones

  • Cory Sullins '18, SERVPRO of Sumner County

  • Meagan Wise '18, Primrose School of Hendersonville

Post-Graduate Commitment

New alumni remain active in Leadership Sumner during the year immediately following graduation by working hand-in-hand with the board of directors to help shape the direction of the program.  New alumni commit to one year of “post-graduate” service helping recruit and select the next class, planning class retreats and program days, serving on event and alumni-related committees, and facilitating the Leadership Sumner Youth Program.