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

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR 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 [...]

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 DaMicheal McLean

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In HR DaMicheal McLean DaMicheal McLean serves as Senior Employee Relations Specialist at Correct Care Solutions, headquartered in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2003, Correct Care Solutions provides medical and behavioral health services for nearly 250,000 patients located in state hospitals, forensic treatment and civil commitment centers, as well as local, state and federal correctional facilities. The company has operations in 38 states across the United States and in Australia. McLean earned his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Tennessee State University (Nashville, TN) where he also served as President of the university’s chapter of the Society of Human Management (SHRM) for 2 years. He earned his [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Banking, Legal & Professional Services 2018 Deborah Varallo

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Professional Services Deborah Varallo One of thirteen children born to a stay-at-home mom and a white collar working father, Deborah had her first job when she was about thirteen years old. Being in a large family, most of the siblings were working after school so their personal needs would not be a burden to their parents. A native Tennessean, Deborah Varallo worked full-time in a part-time job so she could help pay for and graduate from Baylor University in Texas. After college, she was employed in marketing and sales positions. During this period, she became active in a multitude of charities where she developed a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Banking, Legal & Professional Services 2018 Bram Baker

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Professional Services Bram Baker -Currently working for The Bank of Nashville a division of Synovus. Specializing in working with commercial clients with annual sales 10 million or greater. -Worked at US Bank prior to in the business banking division. -Has 19 years of banking experience ranging from retail to commercial lending -Lives in Hendersonville where I am involved with the Hendersonville Civitan and Hendersonville Rotary. -Graduate of Alabama A&M University -Member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church -Married to wife Jennifer with two sons 12 and 14. -Spends the majority of my free time watching my boys play football, baseball, and basketball. Both [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Banking, Legal & Professional Services 2018 Eric Meriwether

Click To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Professional Services Eric Meriwether Eric L. Meriwether is a 2005 graduate of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University where he received his Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. Eric has been in the financial industry for over 14 years. He began his career in financial services in 2004 with SunTrust Bank as a part-time teller, and quickly moved up the ranks into management after graduating from MTSU. Eric established a solid track record of successfully managing financial centers for SunTrust and 5/3rd Bank amassing numerous awards, recognitions, accolades, and most importantly client advocacy. In 2014, he [...]