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Leadership Middle Tennessee Rutherford County

L-R Richard Stone, Avenue Bank, Patti James, Leadership Middle Tennessee, William Dunnill, Consolidated Utility District, Deborah Varallo, Varallo Public Relations, Catherine Glover, Tennessee ChamberSteve Sax, Murfreesboro Electric Department,  Joe Bond, Johnson Controls, Inc.,  Tom Keith, MTSU

I was recently invited to be the guest speaker at Leadership Middle Tennessee’s opening event at MTSU.  I shared about the severe workforce shortage in advanced manufacturing, the answer to the problem- Dream it. Do it. Tennessee,  and the need for open, dynamic communication skills to be successful as a leader.

I also shared about the need for education reform  in Tennessee. Click here to view The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s  fourth edition of  Leaders & Laggards series, “A State-by-State Report Card on K–12 Educational Effectiveness. I was a panelist at the Leaders & Laggards Conference on Sept. 11 in Washington DC  on the Making It Count, Report Overview discussion. This panel discussed the potential impact of the report from the business community’s perspective; how the business community could be advocates for greater K–12 outcomes and accountability; and why their involvement is important.