Leadership Russell County

Leadership Russell County, sponsored by the Russell County Chamber of Commerce, is a proactive series of field trips designed to expose current and emerging leaders to Russell County’s greatest challenges and opportunities. The program was developed to build a network of informed, capable, and willing leaders to guide this county’s future and share a sense of camaraderie and mutual respect.

The six-month intensive program begins in September with half-day sessions scheduled on the fourth Tuesday each month with the exception of December and January. Half-day sessions begin at 11:30 AM with a networking luncheon and conclude generally by 4:00 PM. A graduation celebration will be held in the form of a houseboat tour of beautiful Lake Cumberland.

Leadership Russell County addresses topics including tourism, economic development, industry, government/public services, agriculture, healthcare, education, and youth opportunities. Programs are held at various locations throughout Russell County, providing participants an opportunity to view some of our community’s unique facilities.

Participants in Leadership Russell County are selected after submitting a completed application. All local businesses are encouraged to nominate employees for this opportunity.

For further information on Leadership Russell County, contact the Russell County Chamber of Commerce at (270) 866-4303.

The 2017-2018 Leadership Russell County participants and their sponsors are:

Stephanie Foley, Leadership Coordinator – Duo County Telephone 

 

The 2016-2017 Leadership Russell County participants and their sponsors are:

Chari Bennett, Leadership Coordinator-Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Ashley Buffington, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Aaron Bunch-Russell County High School

Chari Bennett-Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Samantha Conner, BB&T Bank

Bobbie Garner-Occupational Tax

Elaina Grider, Duo County Telecom

Katrina Hadley-Russell County High School

Jean Wilson-Lake Cumberland Area Development District

The 2015-2016 Leadership Russell County participants and their sponsors are:

Lisa Foley, Leadership Coordinator-Chamber or Commerce, Lake Cumberland Tourist Commission

Clay Akerman-Russell County High School

Chari Bennett-Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Julia Coe-Citizens National Bank

Kimberly Fenske-Russell County Fiscal Court

Katie Foley-Russell County High School

Todd McGowan-Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

Lisa Roy-Monticello Banking Company

Charla Sands-Lake Cumberland Area Development District

Sara Stephens-Superior Battery Mfg. Co., Inc.