Debby Dale Mason
| May 31, 2013
Guest post by Chamber Board Vice Chair Kent Adams, vice president of Caterpillar Inc.; president of Caterpillar Financial Services; and leader of the 22nd annual Leadership Study Mission
Early this Sunday, our delegation of 88 business and community leaders will head to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 22nd annual Leadership Study Mission. As part of the trip, the delegation will also stop in Louisville, Kentucky, for the first Workforce Study Mission.
The Leadership Study Mission is a valuable opportunity to examine another city's best practices, explore a variety of timely topics identified as community priorities, and return to Middle Tennessee poised to create lasting and positive change.
Through four days of in-depth sessions with leaders such as Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, our delegates will learn about Indy's success with issues such as economic and community development, culture, public education and major sporting events. This year's visit will have a particular emphasis on workforce and postsecondary education, and our packed agenda
also includes meetings with the presidents and chancellors of the University of Louisville, Ivy Tech Community College, Western Governors University Indiana and Indiana University ‐ Purdue University Indianapolis.
As in years past, some topics we discuss will plant the seed for ...