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VOL. 39 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 8, 2015

Entrepreneurs’ Organization announces new board

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The Entrepreneurs’ Organization Nashville chapter has announced its 2015/2016 board of directors. Board members are:

The new board of directors for the EO Nashville chapter includes:

President: Charles May, president & co-founder, bytes of knowledge

  • Past President: Dan Hogan, CEO, Medalogix
  • President elect: John Kepley, CEO, teknetex inc
  • Membership chair: Alan Young, CEO, Armor Concepts LLC
  • Membership co-chair: Eric Jackson, managing partner, Keystone Business Solutions, LLC
  • Finance chair: Brittany Lorenzi, President, 3R, LLC
  • Finance co-chair: David Hornsby, owner, Executive Travel & Parking
  • Strategic alliances chair: Bob Jacobs, president and managing partner, Equity Solutions USA
  • Strategic Alliances co-chair: Andy Bailey, entrepreneur coach, Petra Coach
  • Catalyst chair: Alex Tolbert, owner, Bernard Health
  • Catalyst co-chair: Christopher Redhage, co-founder, ProviderTrust
  • GSEA/Mentorship: Julie May, founder and CEO, bytes of knowledge
  • Engagement/communications chair: John Rowley, president, Fletcher Rowley, Inc.
  • Engagement/Communications co-chair: Bethany Newman, co-owner and president, ST8MNT
  • Learning chair: Evan Austill, COO, PatientFocus, Inc.
  • Learning co-chair: Shaun Carrigan, CEO and founder, NetContent Inc.
  • Social chair: Angela Proffitt, owner, Vivid Experiences, Angela Proffitt, LLC
  • Social co-chair: Brad Hill, owner, Local Search Masters
  • Forum chair: Elliott Holt, CEO, Medi-Copy Services, Inc.
  • Forum co-chair: Rebecca Donner, principal, Inner Design Studio
  • Nerve chair: Joe Freedman, founder and chairman, Music City Tents, Peachtree Tents and Events
  • Nerve co-chair: Alex Tolbert, owner, Bernard Health

EO Nashville has 181 members, all of whom own a business with annual revenue of at least $1 million. Taken together, the 181 companies owned by EO Nashville members generate more than $2 billion in annual sales and employ 8,645 people – about the same number of employees of Metro Government.

Leadership Franklin welcomes new board

The Leadership Franklin Board of Directors recently welcomed nine new members. They are:

  • Brandy Blanton: Founder and publisher, Southern Exposure Magazine
  • Tom Curl: Senior vice president, SunTrust Bank
  • Deb Faulkner: Chief, Franklin Police Department
  • Diane Giddens: Chief of staff, Williamson County Government
  • Shauna Jackson, Ed.D.: Dean of Williamson campus and extended programs, Columbia State Community College
  • Amy Law: Director of community management, Southern Land Company
  • Tom Lawrence: Managing partner, Franklin Radio Associates, Inc./WAKM Radio
  • Will Powell: Assistant vice president, Synergy Bank
  • Marianne Schroer: Executive director, Williamson County CASA

Leadership Franklin is a non-profit community leadership organization dedicated to educating, informing and empowering leaders to improve the quality of life in Franklin and Williamson County. Participants meet once per month for eight months for a series of classes aimed at presenting and analyzing a particularly important segment of the community. Information: www.leadershipfranklin.org.

Munn to help InfoWorks launch health care practice

Rebecca Whitehead Munn has joined InfoWorks as vice president & managing director of healthcare services.

Prior to joining InfoWorks, Munn held leadership positions at other health care and technology companies, most recently at a regional consulting firm as a health care client executive. She also was vice president of sales operations and solutions value assurance for Healthways. Additionally, she held several leadership roles with Cisco Systems, including director of services for the connected health division.

Under Munn’s leadership, InfoWorks will expand its health care offering to include the following four service categories: operational strategy and infrastructure; leadership performance visibility; stakeholder experience and activation; and healthcare reform optimization.

Munn serves on the board of directors of Hands on Nashville and is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, as well as Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council. She is a former Board Director of the Nashville Technology Council. Munn earned a degree in business administration from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

TPAC announces hires, promotions

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has hired Alyssa Anderson as senior manager of programming, Olivia Christian as marketing manager for concerts and special events, Laurie Davis as accounting manager, Daniel Harris as ticket operations supervisor, Steven Perry as audience development and group sales manager and Chetney Spears as senior manager of human resources.

Anderson, who has previously worked with The 52nd Street Project and Playwrights Realm in New York, Yale Rep and Yale Cabaret in New Haven, CT, and Orlando Shakespeare and Planet Hollywood Orlando in Orlando, FL, will oversee contract administration for all Broadway and TPAC Presents shows, as well as research and negotiate shows for the performing arts center.

Christian, a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in public relations, previously worked with Kaleidoscope Media, Press Here Publicity, Lightning 100’s Live on the Green series and the Ryman Auditorium.

Davis, whose extensive not-for-profit experience includes managing accounting and finance for Habitat for Humanity in Decatur, Alabama, will serve as second in command of the business department, analyzing financial information, preparing accurate and timely financial reports and ensuring appropriate accounting control procedures.

Harris, a graduate from Austin Peay State University who joined TPAC as part-time box office staffer, will assist in the creation and maintenance of events held at TPAC and the historic War Memorial Auditorium, providing customer service to internal and external clients and customers.


Perry is a graduate of Tennessee State University with 15 years of experience in sales and customer service.

Also, TPAC has promoted Christi Dortch to senior vice president of programming and curation, Emily Guthrie to event sales and services manager and Angie Weeks to senior director of development.

Dortch, who has worked more than 23 years for the non-profit performing arts center and led the programming department since 2006, will further develop the organization’s programming to support its business model as an independent presenter of touring Broadway productions, curate the TPAC Presents series, and work with national booking agents and company managers to secure top touring acts and productions.

Guthrie, who joined TPAC as an event sales and services assistant in 2014 with experience in concert promotion through Outback Concerts, will work with the event sales and services team to book and manage rental events in the center’s four performance venues, including the War Memorial Auditorium.

Weeks, who previously served as manager of member services at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles and joined TPAC in 2006 as its director of individual giving, will now direct the non-profit organization’s broad development initiatives as part of its annual development strategies.

ServisFirst Bank names VP, commercial manager

ServisFirst Bank has hired Jamie Osteen as vice president, commercial banking relationship manager for the Nashville region.

Previously, Osteen served as commercial middle market relationship manager for Regions Bank and as a partner at Collateral Guaranty Partners.


Osteen earned a degree in Business Administration from The University of Mississippi. He is a graduate of the Venture Capital Institute in Atlanta, and Owen Graduate School’s The Southeastern School of Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University.

First Farmers names new CFO, treasurer

First Farmers and Merchants Bank has named Robert E. Krimmel, CPA, its chief financial officer and treasurer.

Krimmel joins First Farmers from HeritageBank of the South in Albany, Georgia, where he had served as chief accounting officer since February 2011. In his new role with First Farmers, he will oversee all financial reporting, treasury activities, tax and financial strategy and forecasting responsibilities.

New promotions, hires at Nashville Chamber


The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce announces the following employees have taken on new roles or joined the Chamber team:

Melia Leedy has been promoted to director of investor relations for the Chamber. In her role, Leedy will support the activities and initiatives of Partnership 2020 in the ten-county Chamber region.

She joined the Chamber in 2009 and most recently served as economic diversity project manager. Leedy holds an MBA from Lipscomb University.

Gina Brown is now director of economic development. Brown is a former project manager for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and most recently served as transmedia producer and franchise manager for the network television series “Nashville.”

Denise Hoolhorst joins the Chamber as customer relationship management and sales coordinator.

Previously, Hoolhorst was a reservations specialist and registrar for the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee and worked in client relations for Next Generation Consulting.

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