Mentoring Program

Cable Mentoring

RUTHERFORD Cable Mentoring Program

The RUTHERFORD Cable Mentoring Program offers an opportunity for a protégé to meet individually with a mentor to discuss issues related to career and personal development. Additionally, all of the mentors and protégés will meet together over several months to discuss relevant topics and to learn from each other. Each year a book is selected for discussion and a self-evaluation tool is completed by each participant for learning and self-reflection.

This year’s mentor program is facilitated by Allison Oslund and Deb Thompson For more info, email Allison at or Deb at

Applications for our 2023-24 Mentoring program are closed. Congratulations to our Protégés and Mentors!


Mentoring Class of 2022

Mentoring Event Dates

2019-2020 Mentoring Event Dates

October 2019 – April 2020 (NO meeting in December)

Participants (both mentors and protégés) will need to commit to attending Wednesday morning meetings once each month during the months of the program.

Announcements about making application will be made through Cable Zap e-mails and at the August breakfast meeting.

Mentoring Event Dates

2023-2024 Mentoring Event Dates


November 30 – Kickoff Reception (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)


January 10 – Group Session #1 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

February 7 – Group Session #2 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

February 27 – Mid-Year Social (Tentative Date)

March 6 – Group Session #3 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

April 3 – Group Session #4 (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

May 1 – Group Session #5 and Graduation (11:30 AM – 1:00 PM)

In addition, protégés will schedule 1-1 meetings with their mentors at a time that is mutually agreed upon.


More Information

This program is sponsored by First Horizon Bank, whose gracious contribution will allow for up to eight Protégés and Mentors to participate in the program. 

Each mentor and protégé should be prepared to attend a minimum of four sessions to successfully complete the program. Protégés will be asked to pay $50 toward the cost of the mentoring program which will help offset the cost of books, meals and other resources.

Special thanks to First Tennessee for sponsoring the mentorship program and for powering our participants dreams.