Twenty-four individuals were recently selected to participate in United Way’s Catalyst program. The new class of business leaders, identified by the Catalyst Alumni Council, will participate in the nine-month (September – May) program to become engaged in social responsibility through the means of advocacy, giving and volunteerism.
Annie Cotter, Director of Strategic Engagement & Stewardship for United Way, said, “Catalyst is truly building the leaders of tomorrow, today. This year’s group is eager and ready to take on the challenges that face our community with bold ideas and innovative solutions.”
The program’s ultimate goal is to train volunteers to serve in nonprofit leadership roles, such as nonprofit boards.
2019-2020 Participants include:
O'Neal Alexander, Westrock
Renee' Barker, First Baptist Church Murfreesboro
Chase Brandon, Farm Bureau Insurance
Jeff Carlton, Franklins Printing
Stacie Caronna, Johnson Controls Fire Protection
Lisa Deal, Franklin Synergy Bank
Paige Diffee, UPS
Chase Doscher, Law Office of Scott Kimberly
Debbie England, Ingram Content Group
Lindsay Frierson, Rutherford County Government
Claire Jarrett, Dempsey Lord Smith LLC
Missy Lay, Rutherford Cable
Lagene Lee, Ann Hoke and Associates. KW
Toddra Liddell, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Trina Martin, MTEMC
Robert Miffleton, State Farm Insurance Company
Jennifer Moss, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
Evan Pitts, Redstone Financial Credit Union
Angela Plunkett, United Real Estate Middle TN
Jay Sanders, MTEMC
Connor Shea, Hilliard Lyons
Essence Threlkeld, C. Noelle Design Group
Gary Whitlow, CareerBuilder
For additional questions about the Catalyst Program, please contact United Way at (615) 893-7303.
Photo: Catalyst Class of 2017 graduate Karen Pfluge, Crye-Leike Realtors, and United Way President Meagan Flippin.