NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Laura Moore

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Laura Moore Laura Moore is the Senior Advisor for Education in the Office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry where she works with Nashville’s non-profit and educational institutions to promote policies that spur innovation and support parents and teachers. She also works closely with Nashville and middle Tennessee’s post-secondary institutions. Prior to joining the office, Moore served as the Vice President of Policy for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. She has also served as the Director of Innovation at the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Moore began her career as the project and policy manager at Civic Enterprises, a public policy firm based in [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dwight Pope

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dwight Pope Dwight Pope is an alumnus of Tennessee State University currently serving as the Spirit Coordinator and coach for the Dance and Cheer programs. He has judged national and international competition for several major cheerleading companies such as NCA, UCA, America's Best, Champion Cheer, Spirit Unlimited, WSF Cheer, AmeriCheer & Dance and an alternate judge for World's. Coach Pope’s Back to Basics Summer Cheer Camps for local high schools and middle schools fill quickly and ensure the continued growth and high standards of a sport to which he has dedicated countless hours and leadership. Dwight Pope is the CEO and founder of Diavontti Productions, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Leah Dupree

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Leah Dupree Leah Dupree is a native of Jackson, TN and made Nashville her permanent home in 2011. Before relocating to Nashville, Leah lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a former Legislative Intern for the Tennessee General Assembly, Discretionary Grant Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Law Clerk for the Indiana Attorney General's Office, and Eligibility Coordinator for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Currently, Leah serves in the Haslam Administration as Director of Legislative Services for the Department of General Services. She is responsible for legislation and constituent services for the Department. Prior to moving to the Executive Branch, Leah [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Kenyatta Lovett

Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Kenyatta Lovett-Complete TNClick Here To Listen Dr. Kenyatta Lovett serves as the Executive Director of Complete Tennessee, where he is responsible for developing and executing the strategic vision to augment Tennessee’s goal to significantly increase post-secondary attainment by 2025. He also leads Complete Tennessee’s research initiatives to better inform higher education policy and practice in Tennessee. Most recently, Dr. Lovett served as an assistant vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents. He led statewide initiatives to enhance Tennessee’s community college system and played a critical role in the implementation of statewide higher education reforms, including the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 and Governor Haslam’s Drive to [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Roderick “Rod” McDaniel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Rod McDaniel Roderick “Rod” McDaniel grew up in the Tony Sudekum housing projects in downtown Nashville, and has grown to become the Chief Executive Officer of the largest Nashville-based electronic recycler, S3 Recycling Solutions. At a time when the City of Nashville is focused on sustainability and environmental stewardship, S3 today is celebrating 10 years in business. S3 services customers across the U.S. and Canada, creating client-specific e-waste solutions to help organizations dispose of surplus equipment in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Some of S3’s clients include Tennessee Valley Authority, Nissan and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Rod’s mother was a retail sales manager, his [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Alfonzo Alexander

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Alfonzo Alexander Alfonzo Alexander serves as Chief Relationship Officer of NASBA and President of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust (CPT). As Chief Relationship Officer, Alexander leads the Office of Relationship Development, where he provides strategic leadership to NASBA’s Communications, Marketing, and Meetings Departments. He also oversees the leadership development, employee engagement activities, diversity and ethics compliance for the organization, while facilitating a number of special projects working with the CEO. Alexander became President of the CPT in January 2012. As the CPT President, Alexander leads this ethics and leadership organization’s day-to-day operations and the growing number of CPT programs. Under his leadership, the CPT [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Charles Sueing

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Charles Sueing Charles Sueing, a native Memphian, earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and has resided in the Nashville area since 1994. He is owner and President of Sueing Insurance Agency, Inc., which is a full service insurance and financial services agency with Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services. Having begun his career with Nationwide 24 years ago, he moved through the ranks of corporate management before branching out to start his own agency here in Nashville 20 years ago. This full services insurance agency offers insurance solutions and financial services including coverage for auto, homeowners, business and life as well as [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Crystal Joy-Q92

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Crystal Joy "My mission is to creatively teach, inspire and encourage empowerment." “Witty”, “Talented”, “Sincere”, “Multi-faceted”, “Compassionate” are just snapshot of how the many friends, colleagues and audiences describe the one of a kind Crystal Joy. Her resume is as unique as her soul – determined yet comical. Regardless of the circumstances, she is a fighter, not just for herself but all who come in contact with her. She makes application of her unusual attributes through her church, family, career and community by her ability to stand strong with or without a smile on her face knowing the hope that she can never deny in [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Krystal Clark, M.Ed.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Krystal Clark Krystal Clark, M.Ed., a native of Portsmouth, VA. earned her B.A. in Sociology/Psychology at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon graduation she moved to Durham, NC where she served as the Program Coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life at Duke University and in 2011 Clark moved to Nashville to take on the role of Associate Director of Greek Life at Vanderbilt University. In 2013, she was selected to be the Associate Director of Student Leadership Development and in 2015 she was promoted to serve as [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: LaTanya Channel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans LaTanya Wright Channel LaTanya Channel represents SBA as the State Director of U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Tennessee District Office. With a staff based in Nashville and Memphis, the Tennessee District facilitates loans to small businesses through lending institutions; advocates federal government contracting for all small businesses; and works with local communities in all 95 Tennessee counties on entrepreneurial development and growth opportunities. LaTanya came to the SBA in 2005, after having served at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington DC in management advisory roles on human resources, large scale agency reorganizations, and department-wide civil rights and EEO matters. Prior to joining the [...]