Protégé Recap: Celebrating Young Leaders

Published at January 27, 2021

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.

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