Leadership Summit tackles national economy

Organizers of the 6th Leadership Summit have announced the full agenda for the April 17 event. The Leadership Summit, entitled “Finding the Silver Lining in an Economic Storm,” is co-hosted by Leadership Blount and Maryville College’s Center for Strong Communities. The half-day event will be held at First United Methodist Church in Maryville.

Attendance to the Leadership Summit is by invitation only.

Keynote breakfast is at 7:30 a.m., led by the University of Tennessee economist Dr. Bill Fox.

The schedule is:

Concurrent plenary sessions are from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. and repeated from 10:45 to noon

Health Care Reform featuring State Senator Doug Overbey; Joe Dawson, Blount Memorial Hospital; Dr. Mark Green.

Tourism featuring Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.

Business and Industry featuring Kathy Metts, Impact Associates; Brett McBrayer, Alcoa, Inc.; Curt Bogle, Marriott Business Services.

Community Development/Social Services featuring Madeline Rogero, City of Knoxville’s Department of Community Development.

U.S. Congressman and candidate for governor Zach Wamp (3rd District) is the keynote speaker at the 12:15 p.m. luncheon.

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