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What is the selection process? 
Businesses, organizations or individuals may nominate and sponsor candidates for the program. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to sponsor a candidate from the community through our scholarship fund. Twenty-five participants are selected based on the following criteria: Demonstrated commitment to serve the Anderson County community, current or potential leadership role within their organization or business, interest in pursuing a community leadership role, and commitment to attend 90% of the scheduled sessions.

Leadership Anderson County alumni are available for questions about the program. For more information please call the Chamber office at (865) 457-2559 or email: marsha@andersoncountychamber.org


Application Class of 2022



Christy Davis, Chair, Y-12 Federal Credit Union

Stephanie Sherwood, Chair-Elect, Anderson County Schools

Traci Harrison, Secretary, Y-12 Federal Credit Union


Callie Archer,  Junior Achievement of East TN, Inc.

Steven Brooks, SL Tennessee, LLC

Beth Farrow, Helen Ross McNabb Center

J.R. Hertwig, Trademark Advertising

Scott Lane, ORUD Natural Gas

Jessica Lively, Anderson County Head Start Program

Eric Patterson, Consolidated National Security, LLC

Holly Selcer, SL Tennessee, LLC

Ryan Sutton, Anderson County Schools



Rick Meredith, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce

Marsha Stapleton, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce



What is Leadership Anderson County? 
The Leadership Anderson County Advisory Board has designed a course curriculum to develop emerging leaders, while simultaneously promoting the importance and strengths of our community. This program promotes leadership development, facilitates networking with other professionals in the community, and allows an opportunity for community service throughout the year. Local business leaders, public officials, and individuals in the Anderson County community are all invited to apply to the program.

What does the Leadership program include?

The program will focus on how the dynamics of local businesses and city, county, and state governments impact economic and community development. Class members will be introduced to business leaders and elected officials who influence the private and public sectors on a daily basis. The curriculum includes sessions on Applied Leadership Skills, Team Building and Project Management. Tours of the area will cover all aspects of Anderson County plus a cruise on beautiful Norris Lake and an overnight trip to Nashville for an opportunity to make connections at the state level and have a photo with the Governor. Once the program is completed graduates will be honored at a special graduation dinner.

What is the time commitment and cost? 

Program Days are held on the 2nd Tuesday monthly

The Enrollment fees are:

Early Bird Registration by April 30, 2021 – $1300 |  Regular Enrollment – $1450

Time Commitment: Sessions are held monthly, July – April

The following dates are currently a TENTATIVE scheduled for the program, dates are subject to change due to COVID 19 Regulations:

  • Orientation:         Tuesday, July 13, 2021
  • Program Day 2:   Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Program Day 3:   Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Program Day 4:   Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Program Day 5:   Tuesday, November 9, 2021
  • Program Day 6:   Tuesday, January 5, 2022
  • Program Day 7:   Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Program Day 8:   Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Program Day 9:   Tuesday, April 5, 2022
  • Graduation Dinner: Tentative for April 26th or April 28th, 2022



Class of 2021 Class Project – ASAP of Anderson