Leadership Lake Cumberland LogoSOMERSET, Ky. – After 9 months of hands-on learning, 24 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 2013 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 2014 Leadership Lake Cumberland class, beginning in April of 2014. To apply, go online to www.somersetpulaskichamber.com or email info@somersetpulaskichamber.com.

2013 Leadership Lake Cumberland
Michelle Allen – Eastern KY University
Brittany Anderson – Humana Care Source
Tricia Branham – First & Farmers National Bank
Sheila Compton – Community Trust Bank, Inc.
Dawn Correll – Forcht Bank
Crystal Cox – Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital
Trista Daugherty – The Job Shop
Bryan Girdler – Evans, Harville, Atwell & Co., CPA’s
Margo Hamm – Somerset Community College
Linda Harness – South Kentucky RECC
Joel Hensley – Citizens National Bank
Eddie Hudson – East Kentucky Power
Wally Hudson – Monticello Banking Co.
Casey Jones – Blackboard Student Services
Jennifer Leach – BB&T Bank
Eric Owens – Alton Blakley Honda
Jason Petercheff – Key Waterfront Realty
Trey Richardson – Center for Rural Development
Dawnetta Smiley – Pulaski Co. Government
Mike Tarter – Forcht Broadcasting
Lisa Taylor – Ready Mix Concrete
Emily Unthank – Bluegrass Oakwood Inc.
Michael Wooldridge – Ready Mix Concrete
Rebecca Wright – Pulaski County Board of Education

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.