Leadership LC Graduation Pic 2014SOMERSET, Ky. – After 9 months of hands-on learning, 26 local leaders have graduated from the 2013 Leadership Lake Cumberland Class.

Facilitated by the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lake Cumberland (LLC) is designed to take community leaders on a nine month journey learning more about themselves, expanding their professional and social networks, developing an understanding of how our community works and examining important issues that impact Pulaski County’s future.

The goal of LLC is to identify, motivate and develop potential community leaders. Through this charge, LLC has graduated over 500 individuals since its inception. The list of past graduates is full of community leaders who serve on various boards and committees throughout the Somerset-Pulaski County area.

“The Chamber is proud to present the 2014 LLC graduating class, one of our signature programs for the past 20 years,” said Bobby Clue, Executive Director of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. “The graduates have put in time, energy and effort to develop their leadership skills by going through the LLC program and are now prepared to serve our community.”

The LLC Program has prepared its graduates by designing educational programs to broaden their knowledge of Pulaski County and the critical issues affecting our region, exposing them to leadership and civic organizations and taking them on in-depth exchanges on relevant issues with leadership experts from the community and the state.

LLC is a channel for participants to gain access to leadership opportunities. It is intended for graduates to lend their talents to boards and committees of area organizations who are in need. Applications are being accepted for the 2015 Leadership Lake Cumberland class, beginning in April of 2015. To apply, go online to www.somersetpulaskichamber.com or email info@somersetpulaskichamber.com.

2014 Leadership Lake Cumberland Class
Roxanna Bishop, Pulaski County Board of Education
Trisha Branscum, Citizens National Bank
Elizabeth Burton, Center for Rural Development
Kristi Childers, Bethany House
Andrew Cooper, Cumberland Valley National Bank
Darla Crabtree, Bluegrass Oakwood Inc.
Martin Cranfill, First & Farmers National Bank
Phillip Duncan, East Kentucky Power
Danielle Ford, 1798 Magazine
Mark Henderson, Hamburg Financial Group
Michelle Herrman, South Kentucky RECC
Daniel Hicks  Farm, Credit Mid America
Christopher Lackey, Northwestern Mutual
Tyler Mullins, Alton Blakley
Jeremy Osman, Pulaski Co. Government
Jerry Pelphrey, First Southern National Bank
Robin Pendergrass, South Kentucky RECC
Joe Quigley, Blackboard Student Services
Patrick Shepherd, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
Britani Shoemaker, Pep & Pizzazz Dance Studio
Christopher Short, Comfort Keepers
David Smith, Evans, Harville, Atwell & Co., CPA’s
Kyle Turpen, Hinkle Contracting
Ben Wilburn, Cumberland Security Bank
Kevin Wilson, WTLO Radio
Penny Woods, Time Warner Cable Media

About Leadership Lake Cumberland:
Leadership Lake Cumberland is a nine month long program that is sharply focused on concerns and capabilities of our ever changing and growing communities. Through lecture, presentations, practical exercises, visitations, independent study and meetings with key community leaders, class members will examine and experience ways to help the communities in which they live.