Leadership Brentwood 2013

Williamson, Inc. Leadership Brentwood has chosen 18 outstanding community leaders to participate in the Class of 2015.

Leadership Brentwood is sponsored by the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, the non-profit arm of Williamson, Inc.  The program offers local leaders an opportunity to become more involved in the community.  The day-long seminars, group discussions, field trips and community service team projects all are designed to enhance exposure to and understanding of all aspects of life in Brentwood and in Williamson County.

The 2015 participants are:

  • Kimberly Bean, Partner/Owner, KBT Creative Support Services
  • Jason Charles, Princor Registered Rep, Principal Financial Group
  • Chip Clayton, Prosthodontist, Private Practice
  • Hal Conditt, Senior Client Service Director, Robert Half Management Resources
  • David Creed, Partner & Senior Advisor, Sperry Van Ness
  • Lisa Futrell, Financial Center Manager, AVP, FirstBank
  • Bridget Gorokhovsky, Assistant Principal, Ravenwood High School
  • Dave Jones, Senior Manager Supply Chain Management, Nissan North America
  • Sandra Kane, Vice President, Premier Banking, SunTrust Bank
  • Jeff Ker, Director of Programs, ForceX
  • Mark Murray, Managing Partner, Hobbs & Associates, Inc.
  • Joe Reseland, Supply Chain Analyst, SVP Worldwide
  • Katie Schimmel, Student, Belmont University
  • Ann Skiera, Affiliate Broker & Education Director, Zeitlin Realtors
  • Denny Thompson, Senior Vice President, Tennessee Bank & Trust
  • LaSandra Wall, Co-Founder, Accelerate Commercial Capital
  • Austin Webb, Project Engineer, Hoar Construction
  • Dwayne West, Chief Financial Officer, Gresham, Smith & Partners


“We are very excited about this new class,” said Vicki Sanford, chair of Leadership Brentwood. “Each class member has a wealth of experience and will bring unique qualities to the table. We look forward to seeing this group grow together.”

Leadership Brentwood, now in its 24th year, chooses an annual class of community members to participate in the eight-month program on the basis of their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to Brentwood and the surrounding community.  Class members commit to attending an overnight retreat, a total of six program days held on the second Thursday of each month from September through February, and a March wrap-up session and graduation.  Topics covered in the six full-day sessions include business, education, entertainment and media, history, government and quality of life.

Members of each class also plan and implement community service projects.  Past projects have included securing funding for the roof over the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater in Crockett Park, developing the initial concept and plan for the Martin Center, arranging for new signage for the Baptist Children’s Home, and developing interpretive information for historic landmarks within the city of Brentwood.

Leadership Brentwood is funded each year by community support.  FirstBank -Brentwood is the presenting sponsor for the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2015.  Other sponsors include local businesses, Leadership Brentwood alumni and contributions from the Williamson County Chamber Foundation.