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NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Councilwoman Karen Johnson District 29

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Karen Johnson Metro Councilwoman Karen Y. Johnson represents the 29th District in the Metro Council. Her first council race in 2011 she won with 52% of the vote in a field of 5 candidates. Her reelection race in 2015 she won with 82% of the vote. Serving in her second term, she was elected in 2015 President Pro Tempore of the Metro Council. She has served on most Council committees and has served as Chair and Vice Chair. Driven from an early age to serve her neighbors and her community, Councilwoman Johnson’s record of community service is unsurpassed. Prior to her election to the Council, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Coach Roc Batten

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Coach Roc Batten Roc Batten is the Head Football Coach, Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Camps at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. Originally from Detroit, MI, Roc attended Bishop Gallagher HS and was a four-year letterman in football, basketball, track & field and a one-year letterman in baseball. Roc went on to earn a full football scholarship to Vanderbilt University where he earned his BS in Human and Organizational Development and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. As a member of the football program he was a 2-year starter and was a member of the Academic All-SEC Team his Sophomore and Junior season. During [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Jeffery Wilford & The Volunteer State Mass Choir

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NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Hazel Joyner Smith

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Hazel Joyner Smith Hazel Joyner -Smith, entrepreneur, educator, landowner, grandmother, cultural activist and a pioneering change agent lives quietly in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small rural farming community in Reidsville, North Carolina to Lawrence and Pearl Joyner, Hazel is the oldest of four children. Hazel’s role as the eldest sibling prepared her for leadership. Her father, who was widowed at a young age, never re-married, but devoted his time to raising his children and managing his farm, one the largest black-owned farms in Rockingham County. At the young age of six, her life was immersed in helping her father to manage the household and [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Janet Rachel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Janet Rachel Janet Rachel is an experienced Human Resources and Diversity professional who has dedicated her career to working with organizations to create and manage a diverse and inclusive work culture and community. Janet currently serves as the Talent Operations Program Manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she develops and implements strategies to attract and retain diverse talent, and serves as manager and coach for programs supporting career transition, relocation and internships. Janet also serves on the HR Diversity and Inclusion Council and the VUMC Executive Diversity Council. In addition, Janet is the Director for The Greater TN HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium). Prior [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Morgan Mansa

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Matia Powell Morgan Mansa serves as the Executive Director of The Barnes Housing Trust Fund, a grant program within the Office of Mayor Megan Barry. In this role, Mansa oversees The Barnes Fund and Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission, increases awareness of the importance of affordable housing funding and development, and manages property disposal and deed restriction processes. Mansa, an experienced affordable and fair housing advocate, has an extensive background in nonprofit, public, and private sectors, working most recently in the Research & Planning Division of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Prior to this position, Morgan was the Executive Director of Chicago Area Fair Housing [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Matia Smith

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Matia Powell Born & raised in rural West Tennessee, Matia is a connector with a passion for service. As the Vice President of Community Engagement at Alignment Nashville, Matia is responsible streamlining the missions and resources of more than 150 partner organizations and 300 Alignment Team members to support the strategic plan of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Prior to joining Alignment Nashville, Matia spent six years in the Communications Department for MNPS. During her tenure, she lead efforts to restructure both internal and external communications, harnessing the power of social media to help MNPS more effectively communicate with families and stakeholders. She played a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Laini Brown

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Laini Brown Laini Brown was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 1st to Kenneth Brown a graphic artist and Marie Brown a literary agent, prior to her first birthday the family relocated to New York City. In 1996 she moved to Nashville. In 2000 she enrolled at Tennessee State University as a full time student majoring in Mass Communications. While at TSU Brown was the director of TSU News. In 2004 Brown graduated from TSU with a B.S. degree in Mass communications, and began searching for a career that was in line with her degree. In 2005 Brown was hired by Hachette Book Group [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Reggie Smith

Click To Here Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Reggie Smith Reggie Smith is a native of Murfreesboro, TN. He works as a Client Service Advisor with Pinnacle Financial Partners and has over ten years of experience in retail banking operations. Reggie started his banking career with Wachovia/Wells Fargo before joining the Avenue Bank/Pinnacle team. In his current role, he works with Small Businesses and Private Banking clients to help meet their banking needs. His mission at Pinnacle is to provide clients with distinctive financial service and effective advise and to make a positive impact on the community. Reggie is active in the community, including co-founding a non-profit with his wife Lashaunda that focused on [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Sharon Kay JAZZY 88 WFSK

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Sharon Kay Sharon serves as General Manager at Fisk University’s radio station JAZZY 88 WFSK. When hired in late 2005, Kay was the first female to serve in that capacity in the station’s history. WFSK (formerly WRFN) came to the air in 1973, making it the first African American FM radio station in Nashville. In 2015, she those honored as a Women of Legend & Merit in Media by Tennessee State University, in 2009 was named Nashville’s Best Radio Station General Manager at the 13th Annual Achievement in Radio Awards, making her the first African American to receive the award. Ms. Kay is also well [...]