Three Metro Schools employees named NELA finalists

NELAs Collage Congratulations to three Metro Schools employees for being named finalists for the 2017 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs)!

Allison Buzard, family engagement university manager, Ricki Gibbs, principal at Glengarry Elementary School and Dr. James Witty, principal at MNPS Virtual School, are finalists in the education category.

The NELAs, chosen by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville, recognize young professionals under the age of 40 in 14 industry areas: arts, entertainment and music business; business services; community service and nonprofit; education; financial services; government and public affairs; hospitality and tourism; human resources; legal services; medical and health care services; public relations, advertising and marketing; real estate services; and technology. Five finalists are chosen in each category based on significant professional accomplishments as well as commitment and contributions to the community.

“As the Nashville region continues to grow, we are continually attracting and retaining the highest caliber of talent,” said Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ralph Schulz in a press release. “The Nashville Chamber and YP Nashville are committed to building the next generation of leaders, and these young professionals recognized today possess strong leadership and a proven commitment to the continued prosperity of our community.”

NELAs finalists and winners will be honored at a ceremony on August 3 at Lipscomb University.