NASHVILLE (January 5, 2022) – After eleven years leading Project Transformation Tennessee, Executive Director Courtney Aldrich Lawson announced her resignation from the organization, effective March 2023.
Project Transformation’s mission is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Lawson will work closely with the board of directors through the transition to ensure that the organization maintains its momentum of investing in the potential of young people. A national search for a new leader will begin in January, led by Thinking Ahead, Inc., an executive search firm.
“It has been the honor of my life to shepherd God’s vision for Project Transformation Tennessee to this point,” says Lawson. “I am grateful to the PT community for sharpened skills, relationships formed, and impacts celebrated. Indeed, I too have been transformed.”
Lawson joined Project Transformation Tennessee in 2011 as founding Executive Director. Since that time, the organization has supported more than 4,500 children in out-of-school programs and engaged more than 400 college-age young adults in summer and year-round internships. During her tenure, Lawson expanded Project Transformation’s signature summer program to four counties across the state. She grew the organization’s donor and partner base, increased board engagement and diversity, and led Project Transformation’s COVID-19 crisis response.
“Courtney’s dedication to Project Transformation Tennessee has been a shining example of how we are called to live out our faith. As a result, PT Tennessee positively impacted thousands of lives under Courtney’s leadership, including many who are among our community’s most vulnerable,” says Scott Medsker, Project Transformation’s Board Chair. “PT Tennessee, our Board, and our entire organization is eternally grateful for her true servant leadership. We are confident that, through careful discernment and a rigorous search, we will identify the right individual to lead us into our next chapter of transforming our communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships.”