BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Leadership Brentwood, a program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, is pleased to announce the Class of 2019. Twenty class members were selected based on their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to Brentwood and the surrounding community.

The Class of 2019 members are:

  • Darek Baskin, City Engineer, City of Brentwood
  • Jennifer Bourne, Risk Manager, Martin & Zerfoss, Inc.
  • Pete Candelaria, Chief Technology Officer, Silicon Ranch Corp.
  • Rodney Chester, Chief Operating Officer, Gresham, Smith & Partners
  • Kristen Corn, City Attorney, City of Brentwood
  • Ginna Felts, Vice President Business Development, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Marjorie Hallworth, Grants Program Manager, TN Dept Labor & Workforce Development
  • Andi Holbrook, Development Director, Brentwood Academy
  • Jason Holley, Senior Engagement Manager, Infosys
  • Michael Kaplan, President, Medforms
  • Kelly Kirchhoff, Senior Director Internal Controls, LifePoint Health
  • Chris Koeper, Vice President/Regional Executive, Skanska USA
  • Nicole Logan, Vice President Divisional Merchant Management, Tractor Supply Company
  • Kel McDowell, Director of Government Affairs, Williamson, Inc. Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Payne, Vice President/Relationship Manager, First Tennessee Bank
  • Joumana Rahime, Founder/CEO, my1stCode
  • Brad Rice, Commercial Banking Officer, First Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Laura Tunnicliffe, President/Owner, Now Leasing
  • Jen Vogus, Photographer & Educator, Jen Vogus Photography
  • T. Jay Warner, Assistant General Counsel, Davita, Inc.


“We are thrilled with the abundance of quality applications this year,” said Paul Anthony Allen, Leadership Brentwood’s board chair. “The quality, character and reputation of this year’s class is very impressive and represents the very best of our community. We look forward to seeing them use their leadership skills to make a significant impact on the Brentwood community and beyond.”

Now in its 27th year, Leadership Brentwood identifies leaders from the civic, educational, government, religious and business communities who will use the principles learned to leave a lasting legacy on the Brentwood community. The nine-month program includes an overnight retreat in August, seven daylong sessions held on the second Thursday of each month from September through March, planned community service projects, and a wrap-up session and graduation in April. Class members discuss topics pertaining to business, education, entertainment and media, history, government and quality of life.

Tractor Supply Company is the presenting sponsor for the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2019. Annual funding also comes from local businesses, Leadership Brentwood alumni and contributions from the Williamson County Chamber Foundation.

About Leadership Brentwood

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 daylong seminars, group discussions, field trips and community service team projects are designed to enhance exposure to and understanding of all aspects of life in Brentwood and in Williamson County.

For more information, contact Lynn Tucker, Foundation Director, at or 615-771-1912.