Leadership Tennessee adds Stone, McAnally to leadership team.

Leadership Tennessee, an initiative of Lipscomb University’s College of Leadership & Public Service, has appointed two Nashville leaders to its leadership team.

Kathryn Clark Stone and Patrick McAnally will help expand Leadership Tennessee’s public outreach efforts to engage Tennesseans in conversations about the most challenging issues facing the state. The expansion of the program is a result of Leadership Tennessee’s $750,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand the program’s offerings, scope and impact on Tennessee that the program received this summer.

“Engaging the community in conversations around key issues that are important to Tennessee and to provide a forum for individuals with a variety of viewpoints and interests is an important way Leadership Tennessee can make a greater impact on this state,” said Cathy Cate, Leadership Tennessee executive director. “Kate and Patrick bring to this program expertise that will help us develop meaningful programming and conversations.”

Stone is director of engagement for Leadership Tennessee. An attorney, Stone was coordinator of volunteer, internship and national safe place services for Nashville’s Oasis Center Inc. and served as assistant public defender in the juvenile division of the Office of the Metropolitan Nashville Public Defender prior to her appointment at Lipscomb. From January 2010 through July 2011, Stone was assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services’ Mid-Cumberland Region. She was literacy program coordinator for the AmeriCorps-Indiana Reading Corps from August 2005 through July 2006, where she implemented and coordinated literacy programs in 11 school and community centers in Indianapolis, Ind., to provide supplemental services to disadvantaged elementary students.

A graduate of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Stone received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the YWCA junior board, and is a volunteer for the Foster Care Review Board, is a former volunteer running coach for the Next Door and is a conversemos volunteer at Conexîon Las Americas.

McAnally is community engagement manager for Leadership Tennessee. A native of Decatur, Ala., McAnally has expertise in conflict management, political campaigning, fundraising and grassroots organization. He co-founded Volunteer Solutions, a conflict management company and consensus-building firm focused on public policy, public participation, community outreach and government relations. He also was a co-facilitator for the Bureau of Land Management’s Spring 2015 Public Outreach for the Draft Regional Management Plan for Western Oregon earlier this year, and worked on Tennessee governor Bill Haslam’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.

McAnally holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in law, justice and society and a Master of Arts degree in conflict management from Lipscomb University.

Leadership Tennessee, launched in February 2013, is designed to cultivate a statewide network of business, nonprofit, education and government leaders who are committed to addressing the state’s challenges and opportunities.

The College of Leadership & Public Service offers a Master of Arts in civic leadership. Its signature community programs, produced with local, regional and statewide partners, include citizen leadership academies on critical issues, community leadership programs, customized leadership development and online resources.

For more information about Leadership Tennessee visit or contact Cate at 615.966.5180

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