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Class of 2015

Webster Bailey

Jonathan Barker

Karen Beale

Chris Brinley

Alice Burrows

Cheryl Coleman

Amy Cowden

Tabitha Damron

Ryan Desmond

Julie Elder

Jason Emert

Aaron Fowler

Bethany Gillooly

Hoy Grimm

Will Hammon

Wanda Kimmelman

Beth Lazar

Will McCampbell

Harry McIntosh

Jeff Money

Susan Potter

Clay Puckett

Sharon Reeder

Jennifer Roberts

Gail Root

Ron Selvidge

Joni Seratt

Bobby Simpson

Glenn Slater

Blake Smith

Cynthia Spitler

Michael Talley

Dusten Tipton

Robert White

Rick Wilson

KC 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.


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






Blount County Community Health Initiative

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

Cherokee Millwright, Inc.

Clayton Homes

Eagle Rock Camp & Retreat Center

FTB Advisors - Michael Hollenbach

Hickory Construction

LeConte Wealth Management

Massey Electric Co./Massey Construction, Inc.

Mr. Don Moore '14

Rocky Top Tours  

US Bank  


Apostolic Christian Academy


Christopoulos & Kennedy Construction, Inc.

Clayton Homes

First Tennessee Bank

David '12 & Beth Lazar '15

Newell Rubbermaid

Personal Computer
Systems, Inc.

SunTrust Bank

Joe and Becky Swann '97

United Community Bank

Vulcan Materials Company



Alcoa City Schools

Alcoa Heating & Cooling

AXIS Fabrication & Machine Co., LLC 

Blount County Schools

Blount Co. Office on Aging SMiles Program              

Maryville City Schools

Representative Bob Ramsey '01     

SouthEast Oral Surgery

TLC Scapes, Inc.


The Daily Times


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