Board Leadership

Smittee Root - Executive Director

Leadership Tyler

Jackie Cannon - Director of Alumni

Leadership Tyler



Christi Khalaf - President

The University of Texas at Tyler

LaToya Young - President Elect

Tyler Area Business Education Council

Joshua Johnson - Past President


Katy Cline - VP Alumni

Health First

Aaron Martinez - VP Outreach / Marketing

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances

Dr. John English - VP Development

Bethesda Health Clinic

Debby Gunter - VP Programs

Findlay Craft

Lee Trammell - Treasurer

Drake Real Estate & Investments



Jackie Cannon - Director of Alumni

Leadership Tyler

Clint Childs

Martin Heines Real Estate Services

Chief David Coble

City of Tyler Fire Department

Erika Gonzalez

Maya Properties

Kimberly Lewis

Goodwill Industries of East Texas

Jess Mowery

Texas Spine and Joint Hospital

Thomas Neuhoff

Herd Family Office, LLC

Matthew Ramirez

Tyler Junior College

Dr. Deana Sheppard

Tyler Junior College

James Wansley

The Genesis Group

Dr. Kent Willis

UT Health Science Center


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About Leadership Tyler

Leadership Tyler is an organization serving Tyler and Smith County, Texas, through our mission of equipping leaders to enrich our community. The more than 800 graduates of our programs can be found in leadership positions throughout our region.

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Leadership Tyler, Inc.
315 North Broadway,
Suite 202
Tyler, TX 75702