Alumni Association

The Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association (LCAA) is a membership organization comprised of Leadership Chattanooga graduates. Dues are $60 per calendar year.

LCAA's mission:

  • Provide its diverse membership with continued leadership training and opportunities for networking and civic engagement

To learn more about membership, contact LCAA president Marcus McKamey here.

LCAA 2020 Officers & Directors


  • President - Marcus McKamey, FirstBank
  • President-Elect - Celeste Herbert, Rotary International
  • Secretary - Gena Ellis, First Things First
  • Treasurer - Barry Jennison, Chattanooga State Community College
  • Immediate Past President - Rhey Houston, Stowers Machinery


Board of Directors at Large Members

  • Trae Cotton, Chattanooga State Community College
  • Emily Dockery, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Amy Donahue, River City Company
  • Gena Ellis, First Things First
  • Joey Greer, EPB
  • Lacey Heftka, Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
  • Rhey Houston, Stowers Machinery
  • Dionne Jenkins, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Barry Jennison, Chattanooga State Community College
  • Althea Jones, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Ryan King, Keller Williams Realty
  • Jeana Lee, Unum
  • Jennifer Summerlin, Inline Electric
  • Natalie Martin, Heed Public Relations
  • Kee Kee Mathis, Volkswagen Chattanooga  
  • Jeff Rector, Public Education Foundation
  • Vivian Sterchi, LaPaz
  • Janie Varnell, Davis & Hoss
  • Justin Whitaker; JP Morgan Chase


Representatives of 2019-2020 Leadership Chattanooga Class

  • Jill Allen, Urban Story Ventures
  • Andrew Zito, Chattanooga Lookouts