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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Governor Speaks at Mayors' Leadership Luncheon

Transit Center Receives AwardMay 14, 2012 - Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hosted the annual Mayors' Leadership Luncheon Monday, May 14 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Keynote speaker was former Knoxville Mayor and now Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. He shared his "Lessons on Leadership" including personal observations on moving from Mayor of Knoxville to Governor of Tennessee.

Pat Summitt was chosen as the recipient of the The 2012 Leadership Knoxville Distinguished Alumni Award and accepted the award thru a videotaped message.

Leadership KnoxvilleThe event also recognized the Graduating Leadership Knoxville Class of 2012.

The 2012 class is as follows:

John Adams
Principal / Broker
Cornerstone CRES/ Cushman & Wakefield Alliance

Brad Anders
Knox County Commission Vice Chairman
District 6
Knoxville Police Department Lieutenant

Larry Brown
Executive Director
Scout Executive
Great Smoky Mountain Council, Boy Scouts

Kim Bumpas
Senior VP of Sales & Marketing
Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation

Billy Carroll
President & CEO

Michael Carroll
MK Technologies Corporation

Janell Cecil
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Officer
University of TN Medical Center

Chris Cimino
Vice Chancellor, Finance & Administration
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thad Cox, Jr.
Owner / President
Ashe's Wine & Spirits

Angie Crabtree
Lower School Director
Webb School of Knoxville

Randy Curnow
Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
Summit Medical Group

Gloria Deathridge
Realty Executives Assoc.

Alon Ferency
Heska Amuna Synagogue

Chip Finn
Kramer Rayson, LLP

Vincent Fusco
Vice President, Controller
Regal Entertainment Group

Kimberely Hall
Executive Vice President
South College

Alan Hill
Regional Director - External Affairs

Roy King
Knoxville Dermatopathology Laboratory

Susan Martin
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Professor of Classics
University of Tennessee

John (Jay) McBride
TJ Development and Management LLC

Jim McIntyre
Knox County Schools

Michael McIntyre
Director of the Professional MBA Program
University of Tennessee

Charity Miles
Staff Attorney
Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Julie Morris
Marketing & Community Relations Director
WBIR - TV 10

Tracy Morrow
Executive Director
Junior League of Knoxville

Jenny Moshak
Associate AD for Sports Medicine
University of Tennessee Women's Athletics

Frank Nystrom
Sales Manager, WNML AM/FM
"The Sports Animal"
Citadel Broadcasting

Cecilia Petersen
Chief Operating Officer
RIVR Media, LP

Chris Powell
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Scripps Networks Interactive

Gary Price
Vice President of HR and Restaurants
Pilot Travel Centers LLC

Leland Price
Assistant District Attorney General
Knox Co. District Attorney General's Office

Tim Romero
Regional Vice President
Enterprise Holdings, Inc

Bert Sams
Director, Retail Stores
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity

Theodore Sherry
Manager, Y-12 Site Office
National Nuclear Security Administration

Tyvi Small
Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives
College of Business Administration
University of Tennessee

Grant Standefer
Executive Director
Compassion Coalition

Drew Starke
Dealer Operations Manager
Nissan North America

Jimmy Stone
Deputy Director-Facilities and Operation

Scott Suchomski
Executive Director
Tennessee Valley Fair

James Vavalides
General Banking Executive
CapitalMark Bank and Trust

Kimberly Weaver
Executive Director
Knoxville Academy of Medicine Foundation

Stephanie Welch
Director of Community Development and Planning
Knox County Health Department

Mike West
Chief Executive Officer
Northshore Management Company

Leadership Knoxville's vision statement, "Every Leader - A Servant Leader," embodies its institutional belief that community leaders who act as trustees of the community seek first to serve then to lead.

Since its inception in 1985, the organization's 1000 alumni, who represent every possible aspect of our community, have been advancing that belief.

For more information about Leadership Knoxville please visit www.leadershipknoxville.com
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