Generation Thrive

Our mission is to educate, bring awareness and champion the
Thrive Regional Partnership’s vision through a grassroots volunteer effort
with local emerging leaders. 

Generation Thrive convenes the region's emerging leaders, from student to young adult, to address the issues and challenges facing the region with bold, innovative strategies that engage the region's communities.


About Generation Thrive

  • Members of Generation Thrive are forward thinking, proactive, and innovative. 
  • We care about our community and see potential for further growth. 
  • We are creative and don’t let barriers define the goals we plan to achieve. 
  • The group prioritizes, balances and collaborates with the needs of the community and surrounding members to achieve sustainability and longevity. 
  • We are a collaborative of students and young-adults who seek the guidance of leaders in our area to help make our dreams a reality 
Tanner DeHart, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Tanner DeHart

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Tanner earns his Bachelors in Business Management in May of 2018. He’s been working for C.H. Robinson, the world's largest third-party logistics company, since August 2015 as a carrier and sales intern at their Chattanooga office. Tanner joined Thrive because of our focus on the future and his concern for the wellbeing of his generation. He hopes to shed light on the needs and interest of his age group through Generation Thrive.


Peyton Costa, University of the South
Peyton Costa
University of the South

Peyton graduates from the University of the South in May, 2018, with her Bachelor of Arts degree in world politics. Peyton just completed a summer internship with the Thrive Regional Partnership where she planned and created the Thrive Bucket List social media campaign. She returns to school this fall after a 3-week work study in Iceland.


Hallie Dunham, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Hallie Dunham 
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Hallie graduates with her Bachelors of Marketing in May of 2018. She joined Unum is 2016 where she works as a Unum Scholar in Corporate Communications, and uses her analytical and writing skills to support and create innovative work for her team. Hallie is a strong supporter of female leadership in Chattanooga and hopes her involvement with Generation Thrive will pave the way for future female entrepreneurs, tech moguls and young girls to never give up on an idea. 



Jordan Taylor
Lee University

Jordan Taylor is a Lee University upperclassmen who has worked as a Unum Scholar intern at Unum Group since December of 2015. Jordan plans to graduate in December of 2017 with a Business Management emphasis; he joined Thrive because of his desire to see development and growth in his community through communal effort.