Chattanooga City Attorney Wade Hinton is one of 60 scholars chosen as a Presidential Leadership Scholar who begins a leadership development program today along with 20 other scholars from across the country.
Hinton, a former attorney for Volkswagen of America who has served for the past four years as chief legal counsel for Mayor Andy Berke, is part of the third annual class of scholars. The initiative draws upon the resources of the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession, or organization.
Participants in the program will learn from former presidents, key administration officials, and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities.
The latest class joins the alumni network of 121 Scholars in the program.