NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Celia Conley

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Celia Conley Celia Conley is a lead educator with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. She began her career as a Special Education teacher before moving into school leadership. She has served as a teacher, Special Education Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. She is currently serving in her third year as Executive Principal of Antioch Middle School, one of the larger and most diverse schools in Nashville. Under her leadership, she has increased the student enrollment and staff retention rate. She has developed extensive community and parent relationships by bringing the Community Achieves Program in 2016, and establishing a PTO in 2017. A fearless advocate for [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Dr. Alicia Spencer Barker

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Dr Alicia Spencer Barker Alicia Barker is a Doctor of Audiology at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, in Franklin. She is coordinator of services for the Williamson County clinic and has been affiliated with Vanderbilt since 1998. As a mother of two school-aged children, the PTO was the perfect place for Barker to focus her service-oriented personality. Moving through the PTO ranks to chairperson, the next logical step for her was to run for a position on the Franklin Special School District board of education. She was elected to the board in August of 2012. During the tenure of her board service, she has found particular [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Women 2018: Lynn Maddox

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Lynn Maddox Lynn Maddox serves Vanderbilt as a Program Director for the department of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations: sustaining Vanderbilt's relationships with local, county, state, and national communities. Working with various colleges, universities, and not-for-profits Ms. Maddox has over twenty years of experience in management, development, business relationship building, sales and marketing, promoting organizations, competitive market positioning, and team leadership. Active in community service, she serves on the Metro Historical Commission; Williamson Inc. Women in Business Board and Business Advocacy Board; Franklin Tomorrow Board of Directors; Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce Board; Nashville City Cemetery Association Board; Leadership Middle TN Advisory Board; TN Local Food [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Paula Harris

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Paula Harris Paula E. Harris is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Barge Design Solutions, Inc., an architecture and engineering firm based in Nashville. Paula has been with the firm since 2001, guiding efforts in civic activities, strategic initiatives, proposal development, marketing materials, and public relations activities. She is also the Client Service Leader for Williamson County, City of Franklin, Town of Thompson’s Station, and Metro Nashville Government entities. Paula earned her Bachelor of Science Degree (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, where she was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and was the recipient of the Engineering [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Yolanda J. Jackson

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Yolanda J Jackson Yolanda J. Jackson, an educator, uses the landscape of Music City Nashville to create platforms for teachers and professionals from the entertainment industry to share knowledge to engage students to excel in high school and to gain transferable skills for employment. Yolanda is an educator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Currently, she holds the position of academy coach for Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. As an academy coach, she serves as a liaison between the school and the business community supporting the career academy model. The career academy approach is high school reform that attempts to create a more supportive and personalized learning [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Dr Donna Y Ford Donna Y. Ford, PhD, is Professor of Education and Human Development and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University. She is the former Betts Chair of Education & Human Development, and currently holds a joint appointment in the Department of Special Education and Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Ford has been a Professor of Special Education at the Ohio State University, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. Professor Ford earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Education (educational psychology) (1991), Masters of Education degree (counseling) (1988), [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Stuart Tutler

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Stuart Tutler Headmaster of New Hope Academy, Stuart Tutler. leads his staff and faculty with a wonderful balance of grace and truth. God called Stuart to the New Hope Academy family in 2003, transitioning him from a fifteen-year career in the healthcare industry to his current role as educator and leader. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Penn State University. After residing in California for several years, he relocated to Tennessee in 1996 with a desire to find a quiet place to raise his young children. Today he lives in Franklin and his children, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Tina L. Smith

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Tina L Smith Dr. Tina L. Smith, a native of Alabama currently serves as the interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and interim Chief Diversity Officer at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Smith has served in a variety of roles since joining the university in 2002. Prior to transitioning to the Chancellor’s Office in 2016, Smith was the associate dean of students for inclusion initiatives and cultural competence and liaison and director of the Posse Program from 2013 to 2016. From 2007 to 2013, she served as assistant dean and senior director of student health and wellness. She served in numerous student affairs roles [...]