Protégé Recap: Celebrating Young Leaders

As the sun sets on another Protégé Chattanooga session, a bright future emerges for Chattanooga’s young leaders.

Over a nine-month period, Protégé Chattanooga participants connected with their peers and area business and community leaders to develop their business and civic-engagement potential, as well as build enduring personal and professional connections.

The sessions culminated in a class graduation at Finley Stadium last Thursday.

This year, 23 protégés between the ages of 21 and 40 were recognized for their successful completion of this program.

Watch a recap of their experience, below.

Congratulations to Protégé Chattanooga class of 2023:

Day Cohort

  • Ian-Alijah Bey, The Enterprise Center
  • Taylor Boman, Signal Centers
  • Ben Christie, EPB
  • Nicole Coffey, Renewal
  • Laura Livermore, UTC
  • Brittany Lockwood, United Way of Greater Chattanooga
  • Shunta Mildenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Logan Morris, EAB
  • Michael Murphy, HHM
  • Bria Sibley, City of Chattanooga
  • Lorin Smith, Smart Bank
  • Rebecca Sosebee, BlueCross BlueShield

Evening Cohort

  • Pedro Avila, Helping Hands Ending Hunger, Inc.
  • Haille Dinger, Transcard
  • Leah Sullivan, CMC Publications
  • Ashley Valencia, La Paz
  • Zach Barnes, Amazon
  • William Watson, UTC
  • Shelby Glover, City of Chattanooga
  • Meredyth Ring, Inovalon
  • Phil Moody, Platform Science
  • Abby Neely, HHM
  • Quetta Pipkin, BlueCross BlueShield

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