Cookeville Chamber announces 2022 Leadership Putnam Class

COOKEVILLE – The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2022 Class of Leadership Putnam. This class, compiled of key business leaders within our community, will be a part of the premier personal and professional development program in the Upper Cumberland. The class includes representatives from non-profit to big business, from food and beverage to car sales, from banks to elected officials. 

President & CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and 2022 Class addition Amy New said, “Leadership Putnam puts some of our most committed area leaders in one room for full day sessions where they can dialogue about key issues and programs across Putnam County. This program is transformative for both our community and the participants themselves and I am thrilled to join this class of community champions!”

The class includes: 

Anthony Price, Area Executive of the Upper Cumberland at SmartBank 

Amy New, President & CEO of Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

Allison Lee, Loan Support Officer at First National Bank

Lisa Uhrik, Owner & President of Franklin Fixtures, LLC

Kostantin Yepifantsev, Owner of Home Caregivers

Justin Sliger, Management Trainee for Rogers Group, Inc. 

John Smith, TTU Associate VP of University Development 

Jodi Pitts, Small Business Specialist for TSBDC

Jill Ramsey, Elementary Supervisor for Putnam County Schools

Jennifer Madrazo, Lead Teller/Backup CSR at American Bank & Trust

Jay Albrecht, Owner of Seven Senses Food & Cheer

Holly Freeman, Executive Director of Cityscape

Geoffrey Root, GM/Managing Partner of Ford Lincoln of Cookeville

Emily Gibson, Security Sales Consultant of Twin Lakes Security

David Darnell, Director of Investor Relations for the Highlands Economic Partnership

Dave Uhrik, Owner & GM of Franklin Fixtures, LLC

Chase Cloyd, Shift Leader at Perdue Foods, LLC

Caroline Knight, Child Abuse Prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office

Camron Rudd, President of Hormann LLC

Bobby Buck, Purchasing Team Leader at ATC Automation

Lynne Scuderi, Mortgage Loan Officer for U.S. Bank

Lynn Jared, Owner of The Jared Group

Wesley Adkins, General Manager of Panera Bread

Tyler Mitchell, Loan Representative at First National Bank

Tanner Cox, Field Representative for Senator Bill Hagerty

Shelby Dunham, Realtor for The Realty Firm

Russell Hackett, Security Sales Consultant for SAIC

Dr. Robert Owens, TTU Chief Diversity Officer

Mitchell Stonecipher, Director of Invasive Cardiovascular Services at CRMC

Mason Hilliard, TTU Admissions Counselor

Marvin Long, Business Solutions at Twin Lakes

Miranda Rudd, Homemaker & Philanthropist

“I am so impressed with the new additions to the 2022 class,” noted Leadership Putnam Director Megan Pearson, “I know they will be the icing on the cake to an already well-established class, and I’m looking forward to see all they accomplish during this year’s program.”


Leadership Putnam is the premier personal and professional development program in the Upper Cumberland. Created in 1990, the program’s mission is to identify, recruit and cultivate leaders within our area through networking, education and service. As such, Leadership Putnam boasts impressive alumni from across the region including business presidents, local government officials and top education administrators.  

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