As the sun sets on another Protégé Chattanooga class, a bright future emerges for Chattanooga’s young leaders.

Over a nine-month period, Protégé Chattanooga participants connected with their peers and area business and community leaders to develop their business and civic-engagement potential, as well as build enduring personal and professional connections.

The sessions culminated in a class graduation at Finley Stadium on May 11.

This year, 23 protégés between the ages of 21 and 40 were recognized for their desire, motivation and commitment to the successful completion of this program.

Watch a recap of their experience, below.

Congratulations to Protégé Chattanooga class of 2023:

Day Cohort

Ian-Alijah Bey, The Enterprise Center

Taylor Boman, Signal Centers

Ben Christie, EPB

Nicole Coffey, Renewal

Laura Livermore, UTC

Brittany Lockwood, United Way of Greater Chattanooga

Shunta Mildenberger, Tennessee Valley Authority

Logan Morris, EAB

Michael Murphy, HHM

Bria Sibley, City of Chattanooga

Lorin Smith, Smart Bank

Rebecca Sosebee, BlueCross BlueShield

Evening Cohort

Pedro Avila, Helping Hands Ending Hunger, Inc.

Haille Dinger, Transcard

Leah Sullivan, CMC Publications

Ashley Valencia, La Paz

Zach Barnes, Amazon

William Watson, UTC

Shelby Glover, City of Chattanooga

Meredyth Ring, Inovalon

Phil Moody, Platform Science

Abby Neely, HHM

Quetta Pipkin, BlueCross BlueShield