NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Rick Duvall

Rick Duvall is a seasoned educator with extensive experience in both adult education and higher ed. He currently works for Workforce Essentials where he oversees an ABE/ASE/ESL instructional program in Williamson County. in collaboration with the Adult Education leadership team, Rick takes the lead to ensure an educational atmosphere where adult learners are provided the opportunity to fulfill their potential. Rick earned his Master of Arts in English from Belmont University; his Master of Science in Management from Southeastern Institute of Technology; and his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Alabama. He is deeply passionate about developing and maximizing the unique potential of every student and of every member of his team.

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Marcus Tunstall

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR Marcus Tunstall Marcus Tunstall has worked in Healthcare IT for most of his career. He was born and raised in Memphis, TN and later moved to Nashville, TN to attend Tennessee State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems and currently serves as Director of Customer Success at Syus, Inc. In this role, Marcus leads the implementation of Syus’ Operating Room analytics tools and is responsible for ongoing account management of hospitals and health systems across the US. Before joining Syus as Director of Customer Success in June 2015, Marcus served as a project manager at Hospital Corporations of America (HCA). [...]

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: 2018 Scholarship Winners Announced Chats On DrAlvin.com

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NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans Of Music City 2018 Recipient: H. Beecher Hicks III

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans H. Beecher Hicks III H. Beecher Hicks III’s professional experiences have included work in both the private, public and non-profit sectors where he has focused on building enterprises as a consultant, banker, investor and operating executive. Henry is now the president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music (www.nmaam.org), also known as NMAAM, which is scheduled to begin construction this year (2017) and open in 2019. From Africa to hip-hop, the 56,000 sq. ft. experiential museum will highlight the many contributions African Americans have made to American music and culture. Henry is also a partner with Red Clay Capital Holdings, LLC (redclaycapital.com), [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Herman Smith

Herman Smith serves as Assistant Director of Employee Relations for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources. In this role, he oversees and manages several employee relation enterprise-wide programs and functions, including reduction in force, gross misconduct, exit surveys, the employee suggestion program, and service awards. He also serves as the administrator for the Tennessee Employees Charitable Campaign, which over the last 3 years has totaled donations of approximately $775,000 to worthy charitable organizations in Tennessee that support health, medical research, human services, and social and environmental issues. In addition, Herman created the “Employee Relations Roundtables”, a monthly platform were employee relations managers enterprise-wide engage in important conversations that increase knowledge and share best practices related [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Nerissa Rollins

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR Nerissa Rollins Nerissa Rollins received her bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently working as a Senior Regional Recruiter for a Global RPO firm in a virtual capacity. Nerissa is also Founder and CEO of Mimi Jo’s Fruit Tea, a Southern Gourmet Fruit Tea Company. Her beverage company provides beverage catering services in the restaurant and hospitality industries in Nashville, Memphis and Phoenix, AZ and more to come. She has worked in various HR capacities for organizations such as Nissan, Verizon, Vanderbilt, Calsonic Kansei and Bridgestone Americas. Nerissa’s entire career has been in the field of HR. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Kalandrian Davis

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR Kalandrian Davis Kalandrian Davis has been employed with Vanderbilt Health since June 2014 and is currently a Senior Talent Consultant within the Human Resources department. In her role she serves as a recruiting subject matter expert for research, clinical, and administrative positions. Kalandrian credits obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Organizational Communication and Human Resources Management from Middle Tennessee State University as a great part of her success. As a personal advocate for diversity and inclusion, Kalandrian brings her passion to Vanderbilt Health, local, national and international community service organizations. In 2016 she was appointed to serve on the Diversity and Inclusion Board at [...]

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NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Chandria Harris

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR Chandria Harris Recently featured on Black Enterprise, Madame CJ Walker’s Legacy Foundation, Women on Topp Magazine and the Cool Soror Podcast, Mrs. Chandria Harris is committed to helping young professionals understand who they are and how they would like to impact the world. Committed to training and developing young professionals to become exceptional leaders in the workplace, Chandria is an adult learning, change manage and skill building young professionals performance coach who excels in creating programs and opportunities to unleash young talent potential. Chandria Harris, AskChantheHrLady, is a leading young professional performance consultant. She consults businesses on recruitment and retention and train and develop [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Diversity, Training & HR 2018 Recipient: Scott Lindsey

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR Scott Lindsey Scott Lindsey is currently Executive Director of Employee Relations for Metro Nashville Public Schools. In that capacity he is responsible for the following: employee/labor relations, EEO related investigations, sexual harassment investigations, supervision of the workplace safety office, background checks, and training district leaders on how to execute all management functions pertaining to employee relations. He has also been the lead investigator in all of the district's high-profile investigations. Mr. Lindsey has significant experience in providing written case summaries and making sound recommendations to management in employee relations matters. He is also noted for his leadership skills and strategic thinking. In addition to [...]

My Conversation With Elaine S. Povick, Author Of John McCain: American Maverick

Click Here To Listen Elaine Povich This lavishly illustrated volume—featuring a foreword by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns—provides a compelling look at the life and career of Senator John McCain from his early years to today, exploring his legacy, his impact, and his place in American history. As of January 3, 2018, John Sidney McCain III, one of the most influential statesmen of our time, will have served as a US senator for 31 years—11,324 days. This unofficial retrospective honors and pays homage to Senator McCain’s astonishing journey—a story of courage, resilience, and leadership; irrepressibility, determination, and grit. Written by acclaimed journalist Elaine Povich, it covers his childhood as the son and grandson of admirals, his [...]