The third class of Leadership Tennessee NEXT is welcoming 29 up-and-coming professionals from every region of the state, representing a myriad of professional sectors and industries. The 2021 class includes Signal Mountain’s Brittany Fulmer Ennen, daughter of UT Coach Phillip Fulmer. Over the course of the program, participants will have opportunities to grow their professional skills and connect to a cross-generation network of state leaders, while participating in collaborative, non-partisan dialogues on issues of state importance.
“One thing is evident, the future of the state is bright, with these upcoming leaders,” commented Cathy Cate, Leadership Tennessee executive director. “Leadership Tennessee has always been focused on building a network of problem solvers who are rooted across all regions of the state and who come together to build a stronger, better Tennessee; Leadership Tennessee NEXT adds a necessary layer to that network. By investing in these upcoming leaders now, Tennessee will be well prepared for the future.”
In its eighth year, Leadership Tennessee has developed a network of over 300 members, which includes 55 Leadership Tennessee NEXT members. During the pandemic, the organization postponed in-person gatherings and quickly turned to a virtual setting, conducting more than 30 discussions on topics that included crisis leadership, racial inequality, mental health awareness, and industry-focused updates, along with sessions with special guests that included former governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam and John Meacham.
Brittany is known as a business driver who is passionate about client service and building meaningful and long-term relationships. For more than a decade, Brittany has focused her sales talents on providing in-depth market knowledge and powerful advocacy for her clients. “I am so proud to be a part of Leadership Tennessee NEXT. This program is such a wonderful opportunity to join hands with leaders from across the state and to continue the legacy of working to contribute to the quality of life in our community and in our great state of Tennessee,” Britttany said.
A realtor with Todd Henon Properties, Brittany is a former Lady Vol athlete with a master’s degree in business communication.
“It’s no surprise that Brittany has been identified among ‘the best and brightest’ of Tennessee’s leaders. She daily demonstrates leadership, intelligence, and passionate devotion to our community and her clients. Her colleagues and clients at Todd Henon Properties are giving her - and all the 2021 Leadership Tennessee NEXT inductees - a standing ovation,” said Todd Henon.
As the middle daughter of Coach Phillip Fulmer, Brittany learned how impactful a strong leader can be for a community. She channels her commitment to her local community and her hometown of Maryville, Tenn., into board service across the state, including Make-A-Wish, Alzheimer’s Association, Rotaract and First Things First. Brittany lives on Signal Mountain with her two children, Noah and Natalie, and husband Joshua Ennen, PhD.
To learn more about Leadership Tennessee, visit www.leadershiptennessee.org.