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Way to Go Alba! Franklin Leadership!


FRANKLIN, TN – Leadership Franklin has selected 20 members to participate in next year’s nine-month program, the organization’s 19th year.
Founded in 1996 to develop leaders in Franklin and Williamson County, Leadership Franklin endeavors to provide class members with knowledge, network connections, and resources to bring new ideas to the table for the community.
Each class day is focused on presenting and analyzing a particularly important segment of the city including area history, government, business, law enforcement, media, education, and quality of life. Class members are grouped, and each group produces a leadership project for the year that is focused on improving some aspect of the community.


The following are the members of the 19th Leadership Franklin class:
Kenny Benge, Senior Pastor, St. John’s Anglican Church
Jayne Bibb, Community Volunteer
Chaz Corzine, Partner, The MWS Group
Philip Feemster, Vice President, Franklin Synergy Bank
Jon Finkel, Director-Infiniti Client Experience and Network Development, Nissan North America, Inc.
Dennis Georgatos, Vice President of Operations, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Kerri Hudson, Public Information Coordinator, Williamson County Parks and Recreation
Taylor Irwin, Financial Advisor/Account Executive, TBH Global Asset Management, LLC
Aaron Kirchner, Owner, Franklin Athletic Club
Shelley Moeller, President/Owner, Harpeth True Value
Jimmy Moody, III, Store Manager, Moody’s Tire and Auto Service
Corey Napier, Managing Director of Middle Tennessee, Waddell & Associates; Mayor, Thompson’s Station
Alba Gonzalez-Nylander, Managing Partner, AJ Media Services, LLC
Greer Redden, President, Independence Trust
Jose Rodriguez, Director of Operations, TN Latin American Chamber of Commerce
Britt Rothrock, Community Volunteer
Susan Smallwood, Owner, 12south events
Ed Smith, President, Williamson College
Laura Beth Stubblefield, Senior Director of Media and Communications, Propeller, LLC
Patsy Watkins, Family Consumer Science Agent, UT/TSU Williamson County Extension
Leadership Franklin is a non-profit organization to develop leadership and community engagement and further a vision for Franklin and Williamson County. For more information about the organization, visit

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