Leadership Middle Tennessee helps leaders and their organizations to become more effective by helping them broaden their perspective and impact in the region. Our program takes established leaders on a journey through Middle Tennessee to uncover what makes this area so incredible and how leaders can use their strengths to make it even better.

Participants in Leadership Middle Tennessee share a unique experience of discovery, connection and finding new ways to contribute in their communities.

Member Spotlight

Mike Cutler

LMT 2003, Davidson County | Retired

“All for one and one for all”:  Retired TV news leader Mike Cutler thinks counties should work together to be a bigger force in state and country.

County Spotlight

Cheatham County

Cheatham County is located west of Davidson county, sharing the longest border with Davidson than any of the other surrounding counties. The population of the county is right at 40,000. Much like the state of Tennessee, most Cheatham residents view the county as three distinct parts.


The LMT program takes leaders on a journey through the ten-county region, with tours and discussions with local leaders and alumni, helping participants understand the unique attributes and contributions of each county.   The program also provides an informal platform for self-discovery as leaders learn more about themselves and each other as leaders.


LMT classmates form life-long friendships and connections that help them and their companies to more effectively navigate the local and regional landscape.   Alumni continue stay in touch through social and educational events and special projects, sustaining regional understanding and cooperation.


Each LMT class and nearly 600 people in our alumni network make up a powerful cadre of community and business leaders who can help mobilize any community service effort, whether it is the current year’s class service project or a rollout of multi-county efforts like the Buddy Bench.