WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has selected Tanelle Smith, manager of workforce and industry programs at Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), to participate in the fifth cohort of its premier business leadership program.
The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.
Following a competitive application and selection process, Smith was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives and association leaders to participate in the program. The yearlong virtual program, which concludes with an in-person meeting in June 2022, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.
Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s network of 200 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.