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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 from diverse backgrounds on an inclusive journey through Middle Tennessee to uncover what makes this area so incredible and how leaders can use their strengths to make it even better for all.

Event Spotlight

Annual LMT Holiday Party!

Get ready to light up the night at the LMT Holiday Party! Join us at Coco’s Italian Restaurant on Tuesday, November 28th, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for an unforgettable evening of festive fun, delicious food, and great company. Don’t miss out on this year’s celebration!

Event Spotlight

LMT 24 Hours of Kindness!

Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) rallies its class of 2024 for a 24-hour kindness marathon across ten counties. From November 29 to November 30, volunteers will tackle local projects, concluding at the American Red Cross. Sommer Pearson, LMT 2024, emphasizes thinking beyond traditional volunteerism, addressing specific community needs while maintaining a regional focus. Projects range from feeding first responders to recognizing healthcare workers, showcasing a diverse effort to spread goodwill and community support.

Alumni Spotlight

Charlie Koon, Class of 2012

Charlie Koon, a Dickson County native turned Montgomery County resident since 1986, has navigated diverse career paths from the music industry to chief of staff for Clarksville. Currently in banking, Charlie cherishes LMT for fostering relationships and addressing regional challenges. For him, leadership involves listening, encouraging, and inspiring success in others. Opening and successfully selling his business stands out as a career highlight, instilling confidence for further career growth. Charlie defines success as contributing to others’ success throughout life’s journey.

County Spotlight

Montgomery County

Montgomery County, near Nashville, is a rapidly growing area with Clarksville as its thriving center. Recognized for its quality of life, the city boasts a resilient downtown despite past natural disasters. Spanning 544 square miles, the county offers diverse attractions, educational institutions, and housing options. With a median age of 30.7, it’s Tennessee’s youngest county. Home to Austin Peay State University, major industries, and Fort Campbell, the Leadership Middle Tennessee visit focuses on the military’s impact on the region’s economy, allowing class members a unique experience at the Army installation.

Donor Spotlight

THANKS to our donors – fiscal year (Januray’23-July ’23)

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


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. 

Nina Kumar, Class of 2013

Name: Nina Kumar LMT Class: 2013 County: Robertson Employment: Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Ardent Health Services "Leadership Middle Tennessee allowed me to really grow these relationships in a unique and unmatched setting!" About A proud middle...

LMT Holiday Party!

LMT Holiday Party!

​ 🎉 Get ready to light up the night and spread the holiday cheer! 🎉 🌟 Announcing the most anticipated event of the year: The LMT Holiday Party! 🌟 Join us for an unforgettable evening of laughter, networking, and pure holiday magic at the exquisite Coco's Event Center....

Mercedes Jones, Class of 2006

Name: Mercedes Jones LMT Class: 2006 County: Davidson Employment: Entrepreneur ""I cherish my friendships that have grown over the years and loved being a “tourist” and discovering the uniqueness of each county in our region. About I am endeavoring to be more of a...

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