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Class of 2016

Keith Akard

Becky Barry

Eric Barton

Michael Bishop

Ginny Boles

Russ Bradbury

Amy Brock

Danny Crabtree

Jerry Delozier

Kristen Diamond

Kenlyn Foster

Allison Fox

Michael Garland

Adam Garrison

Anelia Gibson

David Gill

Brian Handley

Martin Harley, Jr.

Jeremy Johnson

Bruce Kerr

John Kincaid

Staci Lawhorn

Sonya Newman

Jennifer Perkins-Russell

Melina Politte

Brad Rasmussen

Blake Sartin

Lance Smith

Michael Stone

Cyndi Sweet

Julie Talbott

Melanie Tucker

Erin Wigley

Kari Williams

Susan Williams

About Us

Leadership Blount County is a community leadership enhancement and development program designed to identify and increase the number of community volunteers who support various organizations. A volunteer Board of Directors and an Executive Director oversee the selection of class members, development of curriculum, and administration of the program. It is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.

By selecting participants with diverse backgrounds and both established and potential community leaders, Leadership Blount County seeks to provide a large number of well-trained, highly motivated citizens to assume leadership roles in our civic, educational, economic development, cultural and philanthropic organizations and groups.

Program Structure
Each year, a class of approximately 36 people is selected by a volunteer committee of alumni from nominations received from the community. The Board and staff plan and conduct full-day sessions each month for the ten-month duration of the annual program. Monthly topics include History and Heritage, Local Government, Business and Industry, Education, Health Care, Social Services, Arts, and Public Services.

Tuition for the program is $1,100.00. This payment covers some fees and course materials, as well as some meals and transportation. Optional or special activities may require additional costs. A limited number of partial scholarships may be available for eligible candidates. The tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable after payment is received.

Executive Director position opening
Leadership Blount, a non-profit leadership development organization, is seeking applications for the Executive Director position. This full-time (40 flexible hours/week) position plans, implements, and develops programs and services for each year's Leadership Blount and Youth Leadership Blount classes, which includes monitoring needs and interests of members and obtaining regular feedback about the program. 

Additional Duties
  • Oversees planning and execution of special events
  • Works with the Board of Directors to advance the program
  • Identifies and develops corporate sponsors
  • Serves as ambassador for the Leadership Blount program in the community
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent non-profit experience preferred; proven experience in managing volunteers; computer application experience a must - including Microsoft Office, Quickbooks and non-profit software; 3 to 5 years' experience in initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and services; proven experience in group facilitation and group dynamics; out-of-box thinking and problem solving skills.

Please submit a resume and letter of application by email to office@leadershipblount.com. Application deadline is June 22, 2016.


The Leadership Blount office is located on the Maryville College campus. The building is named the Alexander House and can be reached via the Maryville College Circle Drive or by turning on to Alexander Street from Lamar Alexander Parkway (across from the hospital and next to US Bank).

t.  865.984.9368f.  865.984.6968e.  office@leadershipblount.com
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37803






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