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Bandit lites chair michael T. Strickland named to Inaugural leadership tennessee class

August 05, 2013 | Category: Print

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE– The inaugural class of the ground breaking Leadership Tennessee was announced and it includes the founder and Chair of Bandit Lites, Michael T. Strickland. Leadership Tennessee is the only statewide leadership education program in the state, cultivating a network of business, nonprofit, education and government leaders who are committed to addressing the state's challenges and opportunities. Citizens with demonstrated community and professional leadership from every region of the state bring their diverse backgrounds and experiences to an in-depth exploration of the complex issues facing Tennessee, with a focus on how leaders can collaborate to effectively address them.

Thirty highly accomplished individuals from across the state were chosen, including Nashville Mayor Karl F. Dean, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Dr. Thom Mason and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroder. The group will meet multiple times over the coming year to address issues critical to the State of Tennessee in order to collectively seek possible solutions. The outcomes from these meetings will be shared with all relevant parties in an effort to add value to the citizens of the state.

The opening event will be held in August and centered around a meeting with Governor Bill Haslam. When asked about being a part of the historic startup of such an important initiative, Strickland said, “I am humbled and honored to have been chosen to participate in such a prestigious group and promise to engage and deliver on the tasks at hand.”
Strickland is an alumnus of Leadership Knoxville, Society of International Business Fellows, CNN USA Entrepreneur of the Year, University of Tennessee College of Business Distinguished Alumni, Chair of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and sits on numerous other boards.

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