Chairman – VP of Sales, Thomas and Company Hunter West currently serves as the Chairman after previously serving as Board […]
Chairman – VP of Sales, Thomas and Company
Hunter West currently serves as the Chairman after previously serving as Board Development and Resource Development Chair. Hunter discovered his passion for the BGCMT as a founding member and Inaugural President of the Phoenix Club of Nashville over 10 years ago. Hunter is currently the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Thomas & Company, a professional services firm headquartered in Nashville. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and 3 young children.
Immediate Past Chair – Regional President, Tennessee, US Bank Wilson, age 58, is the market leader in Tennessee for U.S. […]
Immediate Past Chair – Regional President, Tennessee, US Bank
Wilson, age 58, is the market leader in Tennessee for U.S. Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, a $480 billion asset financial holding company with offices across the United States, Canada and Europe. U.S. Bank, the 5th largest bank in the United States, conducts traditional banking services in 25 states through over 3,100 branches and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. The bank operates 104 branches across middle and east Tennessee and employs approximately 800 bankers.
Wilson became Regional President in 2005, and has been an executive with the organization since 2000, previously as Senior Vice President, National Corporate Banking. Wilson has 35 years of experience in the banking industry, primarily in corporate and commercial banking. Before joining U.S. Bank, Wilson was Executive Vice President for Corporate Banking for AmSouth Bank and First American National Bank, now known as Regions Bank.
Wilson’s community involvement includes serving as a Board Member and former Board Chair for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee; Advisory Board Member and former Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville; and as an Executive Board Member for the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is also active with a number of other civic organizations including United Way, The Tennessee Wildlife Federation and others. He is a past board member of the Tennessee Bankers Association.
Wilson earned a Bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s in International Management from Thunderbird – The American Graduate School of International Management. He is a resident of Brentwood, TN, is married and the father of four grown children. His interests include travel, golf and the outdoors.
Treasurer – Director, Rogers Group, Inc. Jerry Geraghty is a director of Rogers Group Inc. and a member of Synovus […]
Treasurer – Director, Rogers Group, Inc.
Jerry Geraghty is a director of Rogers Group Inc. and a member of Synovus Bank Nashville advisory board. Jerry retired as President and CEO of Rogers Group Inc. in 2016. Rogers Group, with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the largest aggregate producers in the industry and the largest privately held company in the industry with approximately 1900 employees across Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. In addition the company is a major regional player in asphalt construction and bridge construction in these states with the exception of Indiana, Ohio and Texas.
Prior to joining the Rogers Group in 2003, Jerry was the President of Ingersoll Rand’s Worldwide Construction Equipment Group based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Jerry is a graduate of Fairfield University, and a Certified Public Accountant. Jerry and his wife Susan live in Nashville and have three adult children, Brian, Steven and Alison and five grandchildren.
Jerry has served on the Boys and Girls Club board since 2008. In addition, Jerry has served on the Board of the United Way of Middle Tennessee, holding the position of chairman in 2010, and continues to serve on United Way’s finance committee. Jerry is also a member of Teach For America’s Nashville Advisory board. Jerry’s philanthropic interests are focused on creating opportunities for those Nashville children most in need.
Past Chair – President & CEO, MRCO Farzin Ferdowsi has a long history of building successful franchises and serving in […]
Past Chair – President & CEO, MRCO
Farzin Ferdowsi has a long history of building successful franchises and serving in leadership roles in the banking and finance community in Middle Tennessee. He is chief executive officer of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Management Resources Company. Formed in 1971, MRCO manages more than 40 Taco Bell restaurants throughout the Southeast.
Farzin’s commitment to community service includes participating on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. He currently serves as a board member for the Taco Bell Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, Community Foundation and the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers. He is a former board member for Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Goodwill Industries, TSU Foundation. Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Trustees for Leadership Nashville. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville. A native of Iran, Farzin immigrated to the United States in 1965 and earned his bachelors of science degree in industrial and mechanical engineering from Kansas State University.
At Large – Vice President, Cultural Development and Inclusion, HCA Healthcare Sherri Neal is Vice President, Cultural Development and Inclusion […]
At Large – Vice President, Cultural Development and Inclusion, HCA Healthcare
Sherri Neal is Vice President, Cultural Development and Inclusion for HCA Healthcare, where she is responsible for leading the company’s inclusion, equity and cultural competence initiatives. Her focus on refining diversity and inclusion processes, policies and programs have led to the development of several innovative approaches that have received national recognition. Sherri has over 25 years of experience as a diversity practitioner and is known for her ability to deliver presentations that engage and inspire audiences to take inclusion to the next level. Sherri is an active community volunteer and serves on a number of nonprofit boards in Middle Tennessee. She has received several recognitions, including the Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council Champion Award and Tennessee State University’s Women of Legendand Merit Award.
Lee W. Schaefer
Past Chair – CEO, Maverick Properties Lee W. Schaefer is founder and principal broker of Maverick Properties, and has over […]
Lee W. Schaefer
Past Chair – CEO, Maverick Properties
Lee W. Schaefer is founder and principal broker of Maverick Properties, and has over 25 years of experience as a broker, developer, and architect. Created in 2009, Maverick Properties is a multidisciplinary real estate firm specializing in brokerage, development, and commercial real estate services. Lee holds a Master of Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana Experience prior to Maverick Properties includes:
Lee served as a Vice-President of Development for Bristol Development Group, responsible for development management of Bristol condominium projects including ICON in the Gulch. Responsibilities included providing coordination of condominium projects from design and construction through sales and close-out.
Lee was an associate with Southeast Venture in Nashville specializing in real estate consulting, brokerage services, and development services for commercial clients.
Lee has over ten years experience as an architectural Project Manager and principal with JMGR Inc. in Memphis, and a Redevelopment Project Manager with Essex Property Trust in Los Angeles, California. As a Redevelopment Project Manager, Mr. Schaefer managed the redevelopment and repositioning of apartment complexes in the Southern California market. Mr. Schaefer also served as an in-house architectural and construction management consultant to Walt Disney Imagineering in the development of the Disney’s California Adventuretheme park in Anaheim, California.
Mr. Schaefer is currently a member of the CCIM Institute, the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, and the Urban Design Forum of the Nashville Civic Design Center. He is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.
Chair, Resource Development – CEO/Founder, Sound Healthcare and Financial Stillwell is a 30-year music veteran (musician, publisher and producer) who […]
Chair, Resource Development – CEO/Founder, Sound Healthcare and Financial
Stillwell is a 30-year music veteran (musician, publisher and producer) who founded this healthcare advocacy and insurance organization to help artist, songwriters, musicians and other creative types navigate the healthcare and insurance systems, and also offers financial planning services. Clients include Grammy, CMA, ACM, IBMA, and Americana Award winners. In 2017, Stillwell architected the first ever fully insured True Group Health Insurance Plan for Nashville’s musicians and artists, available exclusively through AFM Local 257. Member—ACM, AMA, CMA, and The Recording Academy
Chair, Operations – Director of Retail Properties, Boyle Investment Co.
Chair, Operations – Director of Retail Properties, Boyle Investment Co.
Senior Director Private Equity – Hall Capital Will Alexander’s career has spanned private equity, entrepreneurship, public service and law. Prior […]
Senior Director Private Equity – Hall Capital
Will Alexander’s career has spanned private equity, entrepreneurship, public service and law. Prior to joining Hall Capital, he co-founded Versed, a B2B e-learning platform that helps get professionals up to speed on key business trends. Will also served as Chief of Staff of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, during which time Tennessee was named the top state in the nation for foreign investment by the IBM Institute of Business Value and the two-time “State of the Year” by Business Facilities magazine.
Will began his career practicing corporate law in Austin, Texas and the United Arab Emirates for Vinson & Elkins. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas and he graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.
Business Development Executive, LBMC Matt is a Business Development Executive at LBMC, the largest professional services firm in Tennessee. In […]
Business Development Executive, LBMC
Matt is a Business Development Executive at LBMC, the largest professional services firm in Tennessee. In that role, he utilizes his entrepreneurial expertise to grow LBMC’s business by serving the needs of client owners and executives. He has spent the last thirty-plus years working in the Big 4 as a CPA, running his own search and staffing business and providing needed services to companies in an entrepreneurial capacity. The LBMC platform and Matt’s experience will mesh to help deliver on the firm’s brand promise to make good businesses better and grow their value.
Matt served on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of South Florida for 28 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County for 4 years, carried the Olympic Torch in the Relay for the 1996 Olympics, won the South Florida Business Journal’s Small Business of the Year Award, and also won the Jeanne Bellamy Award for providing advancement opportunities for women. He graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and is a CPA in Tennessee. He has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren and loves playing basketball, golf, hiking, eating at interesting restaurants and cooking.
Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Brian is currently an Executive Director and Private Banker in J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. In […]
Executive Director at J.P. Morgan
Brian is currently an Executive Director and Private Banker in J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. In this capacity, Brian and his team focus exclusively on high net worth wealth
management for individuals and their families, and Brian has a particular emphasis in working with corporate executives of publicly traded companies. Brian recently joined J.P. Morgan’s Nashville Private Bank team after spending the last 11 years with the firm’s Milwaukee Private Bank office where he led the team’s coverage of the corporate executive client segment. He and his team provide proactive guidance on a broad range of wealth management concerns, including executive compensation, multi-generational wealth transfer, philanthropic planning, goal-oriented investment and asset allocation guidance, diversification of concentrated wealth, and liquidity needs. Brian earned his B.S. from Georgia Southern University and his M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. He also is a holder of the Certified Financial Planner designation.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Brian lives in Nolensville, TN with his 2 sons ages 10 and 6. He is active an active member in the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Community, and he is also active in the Nolensville Youth Athletics program where he coaches his oldest son’s baseball team.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance, Vanderbilt University Eric Bymaster serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance at Vanderbilt University. […]
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance, Vanderbilt University
Eric Bymaster serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt University is a well-respected, highly-ranked private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee with an annual operating budget of $1.3 billion and an endowment of $4.8 billion. With a team of 130, Eric’s responsibilities include financial planning and analysis, developing the annual budget, managing the university’s capital plan, and overseeing the finances of the 10 academic schools, the provost, and select administrative support areas.
Prior to Vanderbilt, Eric spent 15 years at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His most recent position was Associate Vice President for Finance & Operations in the Division of Campus Life with financial, administrative, and operational responsibilities for housing, dining, bookstore, and university center operations, as well as financial, budgeting, human resources, and IT management for athletics, student health, dean of students, career center, and the counseling center. During his career at Emory, the university built six new residence halls, adding 1,450 beds and renovated four residence halls encompassing another 600 beds. Additionally, he spearheaded the planning and development of the new $100 million Campus Life Center, the one-day Summit on Race, and the Student Affairs Certificate program.
Before Emory Eric spent seven years at Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation, in West Lafayette, Indiana in a variety of roles including managing commercial and residential real estate as well as serving as a business and contracting officer in the world-renowned School of Engineering and School of Agriculture.
Eric has given numerous presentations at regional, national and international conferences including the Canadian Economic Conference, the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), and the Association of University Real Estate Officials (AUREO).
Eric received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration also from Purdue University.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys boating, running, and real estate investing. In addition to serving on the Board for Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, he also serves on the International Executive Board as Treasurer of FarmHouse Fraternity.
President & CEO, Brent Consulting Group, LLC Warren is inspired by improving the lives of those around him. Warren’s passion […]
President & CEO, Brent Consulting Group, LLC
Warren is inspired by improving the lives of those around him. Warren’s passion has a clear focus as he is an industry leader in organizational health. Warren has over 20 years of experience in developing and strengthening leaders, teams and the culture of companies.
He has worked with companies of all sizes, from publicly traded to non-profit boards, both in the US and abroad. Warren’s organizational health model engages leaders in any industry; empowering them to lead more authentically, resulting in deeply trusting teams, highly engaged employees and healthier work environments.
His methods are indisputably successful because they are truly tailored to the individual client needs. His integrated approaches result in more successful, meaningful and ultimately more profitable companies. His professional, trusting demeanor, along with his relevant interpretations resonate with any audience. As a leader, he has a knack for explaining what you can’t see but can feel.
Warren holds a B.S. from Olivet University, an M.A. from Trevecca University, an M.A. from Vanderbilt, and an M.S.S.W. from the University of Tennessee. He’s looking forward to collaborating on and publishing an upcoming book about Organizational Health.
In addition to serving on the Boys & Girls Club Board, Warren supports the Middle Tennessee community through other Board Memberships and supports various local non-profits that serve the needs of Tennessee youth, veterans, addiction & recovery, trauma, and grief. In his free time, he enjoys SEC Football, fishing and supporting his sons’ busy sporting activities.
Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney
Chairman & CEO Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney, Chairman/CEO of Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., is an award-winning communications specialist who orchestrates strategic […]
Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney
Chairman & CEO
Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney, Chairman/CEO of Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., is an award-winning communications specialist who orchestrates strategic programs on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients. She has led SPR to record growth and profitability since being named its CEO in 2004.
Beth serves on the boards of directors of Adventure Science Center, Arts and Business Council, Boy Scouts, Children’s House, Nashville Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, Parthenon Conservancy, Tennessee Education Lottery and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. She is on the Advisory Board of Nashville Opera. In 1997 and 2005 Beth, a former Nashville Chamber of Commerce board member, was named “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” by that organization.
Beth is a graduate of Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with a degree in English and Communications. While in college, she undertook special studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Amanda C. Farnsworth
Retired, J.J.B. Hilliard W.L. Lyons Investment Firm Amanda C. Farnsworth of Nashville, Tennessee, is recently retired from the investment firm […]
Amanda C. Farnsworth of Nashville, Tennessee, is recently retired from the investment firm of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons Inc. Ms. Farnsworth graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BS degree in Mathematics. She also earned a Masters degree in Computer Science with related work in Business from Vanderbilt. She has previously served on various corporate and charitable boards. Currently she serves on the boards of Optimum Solutions Software, an Inc. 500 Company, Precision Energy Solutions, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority, and AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in Washington. Additionally, she is Chairman of Consumers Insurance Group. She is a Past Chairman of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and is a trustee of the Ensworth School. In her spare time, she is an avid pilot.
Anne Keeble Frazer
Anne Keeble Frazer
Managing Partner, Altitude Ventures Mr. Gibbs is a Managing Partner at Altitude Ventures and serves on the Investment Committee for Resolute […]
Managing Partner, Altitude Ventures
Mr. Gibbs is a Managing Partner at Altitude Ventures and serves on the Investment Committee for Resolute Venture Partners. Prior to this role, he identified and managed early-stage equity investments at Clayton Associates. Mr. Gibbs serves on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. Before joining Clayton Associates, he served as an aide to President George W. Bush at The White House. Mr. Gibbs recently received the Governor Winfield Dunn Award for philanthropic leadership. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, CoreCivic Grande is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for CoreCivic, a […]
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, CoreCivic
Grande is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for CoreCivic, a diversified government solutions company that specializes in corrections and detention management, criminal justice real estate services and residential reentry centers. In addition to serving on the Boys & Girls Club’s board, Grande actively supports the Middle Tennessee community through board memberships and support for various local non-profits that serve the needs of victim rights, ex-offender reentry, and underserved youth.
Grande previously served as Tennessee’s Commissioner of Economic and Community Development (ECD). In that role, he led the recruitment and expansion of business to the State, managing an $85 million budget and 200 employees. Having worked in Tennessee government since 1998, Grande served as Assistant Commissioner and later as Deputy Commissioner of ECD. He previously led a publishing and database marketing company and served as a political speechwriter in Washington, DC.
Grande earned his Masters of Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and his Bachelor of Arts from the American University in Washington, D.C.
Global Human Resources Director, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation Andrea Hart is currently Global Human Resources Director for Caterpillar Financial Services […]
Global Human Resources Director, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Andrea Hart is currently Global Human Resources Director for Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (CFSC). Andrea has responsibility for leading CFSC’s human resources team globally with a specific focus on building upon the strong Caterpillar culture and preparing it for the future. Additionally, she emphasizes talent development and succession planning for the organization, and champions the focus on diversity and inclusion. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Eastern Illinois University and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Millikin University.
Consultant/Former EVP Human Resources, Delek US Holdings, Inc. Donald (“Don”) Holmes retired from his position as Executive Vice President of […]
Consultant/Former EVP Human Resources, Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Donald (“Don”) Holmes retired from his position as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Delek US Holdings, Inc. in January 2018. Don is currently serving in a Consulting capacity with Delek US.
In his role at Delek US, Don was a member of the Executive Team and brought more than 30 years of experience to this role, serving as a senior advisor specializing in Human Resources strategy and administration. During his career, Don has served in a variety of executive-level roles at both public and privately held entities in transportation, service management, insurance, banking, consumer and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Delek US, Don served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Nashville-based Central Parking System, Inc. for nearly a decade. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at CSX Transportation and held various Director roles at Sea-Land Service, Inc. and SmithKline Beckman Corporation. Don also held Human Resources management roles at Aramark Services, Inc., Provident National Bank and Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Don has a Bachelor of Science degree from Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and completed all course work for a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
Don currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Opera Association, Abe’s Garden, the Nashville Public Library Foundation and Family and Children’s Service. For many years, Don Chaired the Examiners Panel of the MT-SHRM Human Resource Excellence Program. Don is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, class of 2008 – “The Best Class Ever”!
Don is a native of Philadelphia, PA and currently lives in Brentwood, TN. Don is married to Deborah A. Smith-Holmes and has one son, Anthony Holmes, who is 17 years of age.
Managing Principal, S&H Group As Managing Principal of S+H Group, Chip focuses on business development, client relations management and team […]
Managing Principal, S&H Group
As Managing Principal of S+H Group, Chip focuses on business development, client relations management and team leadership. Additionally, Chip serves as general counsel for S+H. Chip is very active in the community as he serves on boards of The Phoenix Club of Nashville, Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, the Green Hills YMCA and multiple Urban Land Institute committees including the Advisory Committee, the Civic Leadership Forum committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative committee.
Chip and his wife, Hillary, have three sons, Woods, Everett and Brooks.
Senior Vice President/Financial Consultant, Pinnacle Financial Partners James Hundley, CFP, WMS, works with high net worth clients on investment solutions […]
James Hundley, CFP, WMS, works with high net worth clients on investment solutions and financial planning matters. He has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry. James holds Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Management Specialist designations. He is a Nashville native and University of TN graduate.
Nashville Sounds Ryan’s responsibilities include generating new sales leads, selling corporate sponsorships, promoting Sounds baseball, and overseeing the club’s advertising […]
Ryan’s responsibilities include generating new sales leads, selling corporate sponsorships, promoting Sounds baseball, and overseeing the club’s advertising initiatives.
Prior to the Sounds, Ryan served as the Tournament Sales Director at Carolina Trail Golf Partners, where he managed golf tournaments and group sales at courses in Tucson, Arizona. He also spent three years working as a sports reporter for the NBC-affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia. He began his sports career in 2001, working for Keystone Sports & Event Marketing in North Carolina, and managed public relations duties for NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 Visine car.
Ryan graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family (wife, Jennifer; son, Zach; and daughter, Reese).
His favorite sport teams are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He’s also an avid fan of the Syracuse basketball team and the Virginia Tech football team.
Unison Group CJ Manning currently serves as the Vice President of Unison Group responsible for executing strategies that create value, […]
CJ Manning currently serves as the Vice President of Unison Group responsible for executing strategies that create value, maximize growth and improve overall business performance. He provides direction and planning for clients and oversees the workings of new and existing business partnerships related to various public and private ventures.
A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, CJ majored in business prior to starting his career in investment banking with Cleveland based KeyBank. CJ is very active in the community and comes to Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee after serving on the Associate Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
While he is passionate about his business endeavors, his other life interests include mentoring at-risk youth, traveling, golfing, attending sports events, and spending time with family.
CJ currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Whit McCrary, IV
Cushman & Wakefield Whit is a client focused, solutions-oriented commercial real estate consultant who specializes in office leasing, representing both […]
Whit McCrary, IV
Cushman & Wakefield
Whit is a client focused, solutions-oriented commercial real estate consultant who specializes in office leasing, representing both tenants and landlords, and investment sales. He has participated in over $580 million of lease transactions and $347 million of sales transactions since 1996. Whit is also a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s National Legal Sector Advisory Group.
Business Development Manager, Bell & Associates As Business Development Manager with Bell & Associates, Rebecca’s day-to-day responsibilities include initiating new […]
Business Development Manager, Bell & Associates
As Business Development Manager with Bell & Associates, Rebecca’s day-to-day responsibilities include initiating new and developing existing relationships. She is also responsible for building and supporting Bell’s business pipeline, as well as insuring clients are satisfied throughout the construction process.
Rebecca is a Court Appointed Special Advocate, serves as a school-based mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle TN, is a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, and is a graduate of Young Leaders Council.
Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP Katie Payne, CPA, is a senior manager in the Deloitte audit practice with […]
Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Katie Payne, CPA, is a senior manager in the Deloitte audit practice with nine years of experience serving a variety of public and private clients focused within the manufacturing and healthcare industries. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Katie has been in Nashville for almost 15 years watching the city boom. She lives in East Nashville with her husband and daughter and enjoys walks down to Shelby Bottoms and exploring the neighborhood.
Jensen Gahagan Sessums
Owner and Chief Management Consultant, Camshaw Consulting Jensen Gahagan Sessums has worked in the employment industry for over 10 years, […]
Jensen Gahagan Sessums
Owner and Chief Management Consultant, Camshaw Consulting
Jensen Gahagan Sessums has worked in the employment industry for over 10 years, focusing her efforts on providing solutions to complex employment issues. Jensen and her team work primarily utilizing psychometric testing, retention reviews, and management assessments to guide them in delivering answers for clients to develop stronger and healthier departments. Also offering recruitment assistance and training, Jensen has worked with, and consulted internally with companies and firms as well as externally for many years. With her positive, results-driven model, Jensen believes in strong partnerships and consistency to build better and healthier departments.
Jensen is a graduate of Louisiana State University and enjoys returning home for both LSU and Saints games! In addition to the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs, Jensen also sits on the Alumnae Advisory Council for the Vanderbilt Chapter of Pi Beta Phi, the Christmas Village Board, is an Active member of the Junior League of Nashville, a volunteer with Make a Wish, and sits on various committees throughout the year for fundraising. She has also provided trainings for local and national non-profits in fundraising, securing corporate sponsorships, and (specifically titled) “The ‘How-to’ of building a professional Board”, and “Are you maximizing your board and city potential”. In her spare time, Jensen enjoys experiencing new music venues in Nashville, yoga, and spending time with her husband Chris, and their 5 year old son.
President, East & Central Regions, Commercial Business Division, Anthem, Inc. C. Brian Shipp serves as President, East & Central Regions […]
President, East & Central Regions, Commercial Business Division, Anthem, Inc.
C. Brian Shipp serves as President, East & Central Regions of the Commercial Business Division at Anthem, Inc. As a member of Anthem’s senior leadership team, he is responsible for Commercial Business operations across the central and eastern United States. Shipp has served on multiple leadership councils including the Strategy and Execution Council and has served as a member of the “extended” ELT (executive leadership team).
Through Anthem’s acquisition of Amerigroup corporation, Mr. Shipp joined the company in late 2012 and was named the Medicaid Southern Region President upon joining the company, spending over five years working with the Medicaid programs located in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Mr. Shipp has more than 30 years’ experience in health care, with extensive experience in leadership and business development within commercial and Medicaid programs. Prior to Anthem, Mr. Shipp held Plan and Regional Plan President roles with United HealthCare (UHC) over a twelve year period.
Prior to UHC, Mr. Shipp spent seven years with Complete Health Services, Inc. of Birmingham, AL. where he held multiple leadership positions as part of a “startup” managed care company that was acquired by UHC in 1994.
Mr. Shipp is Past Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, and recently completed terms on the boards of Harding Academy and the Nashville Healthcare Council. Mr. Shipp, his wife Susan and their children McCall, Sara, and Sam are also members of First Presbyterian Church.
Scott Sullivan is the former Vice President, Corporate Controller of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the […]
Scott Sullivan is the former Vice President, Corporate Controller of Bridgestone Americas, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in Brentwood with his wife and five children.
Johnson B. (Jack) Wallace
Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson A 1981 graduate of the University of Alabama, Jack has amassed broad experience as […]
Johnson B. (Jack) Wallace
Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
A 1981 graduate of the University of Alabama, Jack has amassed broad experience as a Senior Client Advocate for large and complex insurance programs.
After graduating from college, Jack spent time in London with a major Lloyd’s broker working on a wide range of insurance placements involving all aspects of the London market. He then joined CIGNA Special Risk where he was an underwriter for large national accounts. Jack joined Willis Towers Watson as an Account Manager in 1984. Jack is a ten-year member of Willis Towers Watson’s prestigious National Exceptional Producers’ Council and serves as the team leader on a number of Willis Towers Watson high profile accounts.
Jack is active in managing insurance programs for clients involved in healthcare, education, private corrections, manufacturing. He has been published in major trade journals and also serves as a member of the Healthcare Practice Regional Resource and is a recognized leader in the area of Behavioral Healthcare and Private Corrections.
A member of the Insurers of Tennessee and Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Jack also serves on the Board of Directors for Centerstone Mental Health Center, where he is past Chairman, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee where he is past President and is on the Board of Men of Valor Prison Ministries and is also a member of the Board of Trustees at the Harpeth Hall School. He is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and a member of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Jack has four children and has been married for the past 31 years to Elizabeth Hunt Wallace.
Jack’s knowledge of the insurance industry, the underwriting community and his enjoyment in working with clients provides him a solid background for his role of Account Executive and industry resource for CEC’s brokerage team.
Kenneth E. Webb
Chief Development Officer, CapStar Bank Ken has been a banker for 42 years with the past 33 years in the […]
Kenneth E. Webb
Chief Development Officer, CapStar Bank
Ken has been a banker for 42 years with the past 33 years in the Nashville market. In 2007, he was part of the management team brought together to form Capstar Bank. Prior to Capstar Bank, he was with First Tennessee Bank for 14 years and prior to that was with Commerce Union Bank and successor banks for 17 years through its acquisition by NationsBank. Ken is a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee. He is a 1976 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Ken has been involved in various community activities over the years. In addition to being a BGCMT board member since 2001, he is currently serving on the TSU Economics & Finance Advisory Board and as a Trustee for the Sertoma Club of Nashville Foundation. Ken and his wife, Christy, live in the west Nashville area.
Stephen L. Wilson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, MidSouth, UnitedHealthcare, Employer and Individual Stephen (Steve) currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for UnitedHealthcare, Employer […]
Stephen L. Wilson, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, MidSouth, UnitedHealthcare, Employer and Individual
Stephen (Steve) currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for UnitedHealthcare, Employer and Individual, for the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, and SW Virginia. In his current role, Stephen has P&L, strategic, sales, operational, and financial oversight for commercial operations in the three states for employer groups up to 3,000 employees, serving 500,000 commercial members with revenue over $1 billion.
Previously, Stephen served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Southeast Region Employer and Individual business. In this role, Stephen had strategic, operational, financial oversight for the Southeast Region, which includes six Healthplan businesses with 22 offices located across the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Stephen joined UnitedHealthcare in 2006 in Network Contracting for the States of Tennessee and Virginia. Stephen has also held responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer Tennessee/Arkansas and Chief Financial Officer Florida. Prior to his time with Unitedhealthcare, Stephen worked for John Deere Health Care from 1997 to 2006.
While at Unitedhealthcare, Stephen has completed both the Executive Development Program and Network Contracting Certification Program. In addition, Stephen has participated in the Finance Development Program as a mentor for rising Finance professionals.
Stephen graduated from Illinois State University, earning a BA in Biological Science and an MBA with a focus in Finance. Stephen is married with two children and is active within the community coaching youth athletics. He currently resides in Franklin, TN.