WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Nancy McEachern

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Nancy McEachern Nancy McEachern is owner and Event Director of Graystone Quarry Events, a unique premier event space in a reclaimed rock quarry, at the border of Franklin & Thompson’s Station. Graystone Quarry was originally used as the limestone source for Interstate 65 from Nashville through Williamson County, literally paving the way to Music City. Following the completion of Interstate 65 the land was left empty and used as a dump for over 50 years. Early in 2014, Nancy and her husband, Rick purchased the abandoned quarry, naming it Graystone Quarry and envisioning a new future for the 138 acre Williamson County site, and the year-long [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Shauna R. Billingsley

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Shauna Billingsley Shauna R. Billingsley is the City Attorney for the City of Franklin, and she has served in that capacity since her appointment in February 2010. Ms. Billingsley has worked for the City since 2007 when she was hired as Assistant City Attorney, and she served in the capacity of Interim City attorney from January 2008 until her appointment to City Attorney. She previously worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and prior to that she practiced law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, focusing primarily on business litigation and family law issues. She is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, and [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Neysa Taylor

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Neysa Taylor With a communications career spanning nearly 20 years, the terms strategic leader, creative communicator and efficient manager are all words that describe Neysa Taylor. As the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), Mrs. Taylor is able to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external. During her time with TDOC, Neysa has expanded the department’s reach by adding a bi-monthly vlog TDOCtalks, increasing agency publications, and engaging audiences through responsive social media interaction. Prior to her tenure in State government, Mrs. Taylor spent 15 years as the Emmy-award winning Assignment Manager at WTVF (NewsChannel5) in Nashville, Tennessee. [...]

Mark Weinberg, Author Of Movie Nights with the Reagans: A Memoir Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Mark Weinberg Former special advisor and press secretary to President Ronald Reagan shares an intimate, behind-the-scenes look inside the Reagan presidency—told through the movies they watched together every week at Camp David. What did President Ronald Reagan think of Rocky IV? How did the Matthew Broderick film WarGames inform America’s missile defense system? What Michael J. Fox movie made such an impression on President Reagan that he felt compelled to mention it in a speech to the Joint Session of Congress? Over the course of eight years, Mark Weinberg travelled to Camp David each weekend with Ronald and Nancy Reagan. He was one of a few select members invited into the [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Tari Hughes

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Tari Hughes Tari Hughes, President and CEO at the Center for Nonprofit Management You could say the nonprofit sector had Tari at “hello.” Tari has dedicated her career to the sector, and is now thrilled to serve as the fourth President and CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management. Tari spent time in the arts world as vice president of development for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and previously worked at Vanderbilt University in several alumni and development capacities. Before joining CNM’s team, Tari most recently served as President of the Nashville Public Library Foundation for 12 years, where she raised more than $41 million, developed [...]

T.J. English, Author Of The Corporation: An Epic Story Of The Cuban American Underworld Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen TJ English-The Corporation “A mob saga that has it all—brotherhood and betrayal, swaggering power and glittering success, and a Godfather whose reach seems utterly unrivaled. What a relentless, irresistible read.” — Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Force A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America’s top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne. By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot; one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob. Known on both sides of the law as "the Corporation," the Cuban [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Dr. Katari Coleman

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Dr. Katari Coleman Katari Coleman is a native of Chicago who resides in Middle Tennessee. She has worked in early childhood in the capacity of adult instruction, child development and assessment, family intervention and program management for over twenty years. She holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute and a doctorate in Educational and Cultural Policy from Loyola University-Chicago. Throughout Dr. Coleman’s career she has created program training opportunities for child care professionals, home visitors, and parents, to assist in the understanding of child development, literacy and family dynamics. She has served as a home visitor, trainer, parenting specialist, infant specialist, faculty [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Emily Layton

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Emily Layton Emily has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire career. She has served as the Development and Community Relations for Waves for the past five years. Waves is a 45-year-old nonprofit serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Williamson County. She is a wife to Forrest and a mother to Jackson and Charlotte. Three years ago, she became a parent in the Waves Early Learning Program when her daughter was born weighing only 1lb 10oz. Through her time as an Early Learning parent, she gained a better understanding of the need for Waves’ services in our community and has used that [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Laurie Kamunen

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Laurie Kamunen Laurie Kamunen is a 26-year employee with the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, serving as the Program Administrator since 2008. A native of South Florida, she moved to Williamson County in 1991 to work with the department and feels blessed to call this beautiful and historic community, home. She feels that in the last 26 years, the department has made huge strides to ensure that the excellence of leisure services provided to our community has become an essential component for quality of life here. Accessibility and affordability for public programs and recreation facilities, reaching all corners of the county, have helped to make [...]