NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Daynise Joseph

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Daynise Joseph Daynise Joseph leads Community Impact initiatives for Google Fiber in Nashville, TN and Huntsville, AL. As Community Impact Manager she works with nonprofits, government agencies, and community stakeholders to support efforts to make digital literacy, STEM, and minority entrepreneur programs more widely available to underrepresented communities. Before joining Google Fiber, she was a nonprofit management consultant and nonprofit Executive Director in Nashville and grassroots community organizer working on various quality of life and social justice issues like affordable housing, living wages, public transportation, and education. Twitter: @daynise LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/1daynise Civic + Professional Organizations Center for Nonprofit Management (Board Member); Nashville State Community College [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Charles Lee Ewing

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NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Denise D. Bentley

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Denise Bentley Denise Bentley, a native of Nashville, holds a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Law. Ms. Bentley is the Executive Director of Tennessee Youth Courts, Inc. (TYC), a nonprofit that focuses on juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention. In addition, Bentley serves as adjunct faculty for Argosy University teaching criminal law-related courses as well as working with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Vanderbilt University. Before coming to TYC, Ms. Bentley was the program director for the Tennessee Youth Court Program, a teen-driven juvenile delinquency prevention/intervention diversion program based on restorative justice. Youth courts have been an [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Lee O. Molette II

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Lee Molette Lee O. Molette II has built a successful track record as an investment advisor, real estate investor and developer, consultant, and businessman. This experience provides him with an opportunity to impact a wide range of initiatives and projects from investments to community development efforts, both regionally and nationally. In 1995, Molette launched Molette Investment Services Group (MISG) to provide services in securities investing and financial education, real estate investing, and business consulting. MISG has grown, exponentially, to include numerous clients across multiple disciplines. He also manages a multi-million-dollar portfolio of commercial and residential investment properties. In 2015 he launched Frank Stanton Developers LLC [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Mignon Francois

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Mignon Francois Mignon Francois is the Founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection (TCC). While crunching numbers and creating the craze are amongst her job requirements, her favorite responsibilities within this role are giving hugs, listening, and mentoring her team and other up and coming entrepreneurs who seek after her grass roots experience. Using her “Follow the Joy” approach, Mignon developed an iconic flavor that drew lines and attention to the hip nature of her Historic Germantown neighborhood that hadn’t seen this concept developed prior. The success of TCC thereby became icing on the cake amongst the existing North Nashville restauranteurs that would ignite a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Roxianne Bethune

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Roxianne Bethune Roxianne Bethune is a seasoned diversity expert leveraging 25 years of experience in providing unmatched support for diverse businesses and large firms. Since making the move from corporate firms to municipal government in the late 90’s, Bethune has been pivotal in many of the Nashville region’s largest infrastructure projects. Bethune was the driving force behind the Diversity Business Program for the $600 million Music City Center Complex project, one of the nation’s largest capital projects. Under her guidance, the project achieved a historical 30% participation rate. After the success of the Music City Center Complex, Bethune launched Alliance Synergy Group, a firm which [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Clifton Harris

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Clifton Harris Clifton Harris, is a native of Cary, N.C., a long-time community organizer and advocate for the most vulnerable population (the homeless). One year and two months ago, he was appointed to lead the Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) and he is off to a great start. Harris is no stranger to the non-profit community. He has successfully managed six different non-profit agencies during his career. Harris’s work has made him an expert in the field of helping homeless individuals and families. As the former Executive Director of Sophia’s Heart, Harris, he was known as a leader who loves people with a passion [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: George Thomas

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans George Thomas George Thomas is a compassionate leader and committed public servant. George is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and 27 resident of Nashville. George is your neighbor and a successful nonprofit leader with a proven record of accomplishments of getting things done. George has lived, worked, volunteered as well as advocated for all children to have an equal opportunity to succeed. WHY I am running for State Senate because I am the architect of change, opportunity, and tomorrow to make sure that we all soar together, and we do not leave anyone behind. Throughout my life as a business leader, I have been [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: David Jones

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans David Jones David is a native of Nashville, TN. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Memphis, where he double-majored in Political Science and African and African American Studies. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2011. Since graduating from law school, David worked in politics and as an attorney here in middle Tennessee. He currently serves Nashville as an Assistant District Attorney General. In his spare time, David enjoys serving God, spending time with family and friends, and strengthening his community.

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Adriane Bond Harris

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Adriane Harris Adriane Bond Harris is the Director of Mayor Megan Barry’s Office of Housing, which is focused on Nashville’s efforts to fund, build, and preserve affordable and workforce housing units. In this role beginning in November 2015, over $70 million dollars has been committed to housing efforts for low- to middle-income residents and families, including the implementation of the Barnes Housing Trust Fund, the voluntary Inclusionary Housing and the Housing Incentives Pilot Programs, as well as the use of Metro-owned property for housing development. With the launch of these programs and others over the past two years, over 2,000 affordable and workforce housing units [...]