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Urban League of Middle Tennessee names new ‘executive leadership’ team

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New Urban League of Middle Tennessee ‘executive leadership’ team members are Tempest Utley, chief operating officer; Denise Cimeley, chief financial officer; Aron Thompson, vice president for the R.E.D., Academy and Economic and Housing Development; Janet Kincherlow-Martin, vice president of ‘fund development, marketing, and civic engagement’; and Frank Bouyer, vice president for ‘education and workforce development.’

Because of intentional growth over the past year allowing the nonprofit to empower more in the underserved community, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee announced it is growing its internal ‘executive leadership’ team. ULMT has expanded its reach across the nine counties it serves with programs devoted to small and diverse businesses, workforce development, youth programs, real estate development and civic engagement. This growth requires more high-level leadership and management as the nonprofit evolves to serve more people and invest in more community partnerships.

Urban League of Middle Tennessee President/CEO Clifton Harris recently announced the promotions of numerous staff members as the new executive leadership team. Composed of highly skilled and well-experienced professionals, the ‘executive leadership’ team will guide the majority of the company’s day-to-day operations and oversee high-level responsibilities.

‘Executive leadership’ team members include:

  • Tempest Utley, chief operating officer (formerly vice president of operations)
  • Denise Cimeley, chief financial officer (new to ULMT)
  • Aron Thompson, vice president of the R.E.D. Academy and Economic and Housing Development (formerly executive director of R.E.D. Academy)
  • Janet Kincherlow-Martin, vice president of fund development, marketing and civic engagement (formerly senior director of fund development, marketing and communications)
  • Frank Bouyer, vice president of education and workforce development (formerly program director of Summer Youth Employment Program)

“The members of our new executive leadership team collectively bring decades of experience and talent to the League,” said ULMT President/CEO Clifton Harris. “I look forward to working with them in their new roles as we continue grow, serve our region and strive to ‘empower communities and change lives.’”

In 2023, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee has:

  • Graduated eight businesses from its Next Level Nashville Program
  • Onboarded a new cohort of businesses for the ’23-’24 Next Level Nashville class
  • Re-launched the Urban League Guild of Middle Tennessee
  • Secured a $7.8 million grant from Metro Nashville to support the Advancing Workforce Equity initiative
  • Hosted over 20 students at the ULMT annual Leadership Academy
  • Partnered with Metro Nashville Police Department to form the Group Violence Intervention Program
  • Hosted several expungement clinics
  • Hosted several back-to-school giveaways

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