"Forty-four business and community leaders were picked yesterday for Leadership Nashville's 30th class, a nine-month program designed to help community leaders develop as decision makers."
"The course starts in September and asks participants to take part in a study of the community, focusing on issues related to government, media, education, business, labor, diversity, quality of life, human services, health, arts and entertainment and criminal justice. The goal is to expose participants to various viewpoints to encourage decision-making from a 'broadened, enlightened perspective,' [executive director, Jerry B.] Williams said."
Among the hand-picked class are local Hispanic professionals Jose Gonzalez, executive director of Conexion Americas; and Maria Salas, attorney.