NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Amber Hurdle

Author and brand expert Amber Hurdle understands what it takes to accelerate success. A teen mom-turned-powerhouse business woman, Amber has worked with international celebrities and Fortune 100 companies alike. Her experience planning and executing experiential marketing events for superstars like Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson—along with her leadership training for brands like FedEx Ground, Marriott Hotels and The University of Georgia—places her confidently ahead of the pack of premium brand thought leaders. Her most recent book, THE BOMBSHELL BUSINESS WOMAN: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur, was well-received on her national media tour and is the perfect compliment to her weekly internet radio show, The Bombshell Business Podcast. Recognized as a [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Most Leading Persons In Banking, Legal & Professional Services 2018 Richard E. Herrington

Click Here To Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Professional Services Richard E Herrington Richard E. Herrington is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Financial Network and Franklin Synergy Bank, (NYSE: FSB) headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. Founded in November 2007, Franklin Synergy Bank is a community bank offering innovative, technologically-advanced banking services tailored to consumers, businesses, local government and non-profit organizations in Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson Counties. In addition to founding Franklin Synergy Bank, Herrington co-founded Franklin National Bank, also in Franklin, Tennessee, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin National’s holding company, Franklin Financial Corporation. He has also served at First American Bank in Nashville, Tennessee and Civitas BankGroup, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Nyla Davis

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Nyla Davis Nyla Davis is the Director of Catering at the Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt and began her hospitality career at the Holiday Inn North moving to the Sheraton Music City and on to the Clubhouse Inn. Finding her niche in Special Events at Events Unlimited, Nyla produced unique and award-wining programs throughout the country. Continuing with her passion for special events and meeting planning, Nyla joined the then Helen Moskovitz and Associates followed by a merger with The Key Event Group for the next 12 years where her events were honored with several ADME awards. Eventually, Nyla was led back to her [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Marie Echols

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Marie Echols Marie is the General Manager at the new Hotel Preston, a luxury full service hotel in Nashville, TN, where she is responsible for the operations, revenue, sales, and marketing efforts. Marie is a native Nashvillian. Hospitality has been her passion since 2000. She spent several years over 14 years with the Hilton Family of Hotels. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Marie was a recipient of Nashville’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015. She also received the Cordell Award for General Manager of the Year [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Sherry Franklin

Sales and marketing veteran Sherry Franklin has more than 30 years of experience working primarily in hospitality and tourism and is the director of Hotel Sales at Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Sherry joined the team at the Renaissance in 2000, when she began at the company as a senior sales manager. Prior to the Renaissance, Sherry spent three years in Memphis at Xerox in business services. She began her career at the Nashville Convention Center, where she started out as a secretary, eventually working her way up to national sales manager. She was with the Nashville Convention Center for over 11 years. Sherry is active in the tourism community in Nashville and beyond, serving on the [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Mark Kremper

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Mark Kremper Certified Sommelier Mark Kremper fell in love with wine as a server at the Capitol Grill in the historic Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN. A table invited him to taste their 2007 “Pahlmeyer” cabernet blend, and the power of that sip was all it took to ignite his desire to learn all he could. He began studying in the Capitol Grill under Sommeliers Pete Holland and obtained his Introductory Certification in August of 2012. In April of 2013, Mark had the opportunity of helping to open celebrity Chef Sean Brock’s Nashville location of Husk Restaurant. He was quickly recognized as an asset, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Daniel Willis

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Daniel Willis Daniel Willis is the General Manager of the Aloft Nashville-Cool Springs. Dan has 16 years of General Manager experience from several different properties primarily within Marriott branded hotels. Dan has expertise in managing both full service and select/limited/focused service operations. Dan has earned accomplishments over the years to include the Silver Award for exceptional Overall Satisfaction from Marriott International, the Excalibur Awards from White Lodging Services highlighting his teams’ excellence in the areas of Guest Focus, Employee Relations and Profitability, and the Gold Award for Overall Satisfaction from Marriott International. Dan was also recognized as Service Excellence General Manager of the Year [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Billie Joyce

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Billie Joyce Wine educator Billie Joyce is passionate about the grape. An avid student of oenology, Ms. Joyce holds the WSET*DIPLOMA; and is now officially a student of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine program. After an extensive background in the food and wine industry, which included both front and back-of-the-house experience in Fine Dining and Catering, Billie moved into retail several years ago, and quickly found herself enjoying two years as Assistant Manager and Buyer at Mallory Lane Wine and Spirits in Franklin, TN followed by two years as General Manager and Buyer at J. Barleycorn Wine and Spirits in Nashville, TN. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Philip Forte

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Philip Forte Philip Forte is general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville where he oversees all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations. The property, which opened in 2017, is a historic rehabilitation of downtown’s Gray & Dudley Building and features 10,500 square feet of contemporary art exhibition and event space, Gray & Dudley restaurant and bar, and 124 hotel rooms. Forte has honed his skills in a number of leadership posts with both boutique and branded properties. Most recently, he served as general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. During that time, he led the property to achieve its highest revenue month, [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Kim Vann

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Kim Vann I grew up on Long Island New York, the youngest of three in an Italian family. My extended family is very large and our celebrations were even larger. I moved to Tennessee in 1986 at the age of 18. I met my husband David who is from Texas, we married in 1992 and have two sons Billy and Jesse- I am now the proud grandmother of two grandchildren. I started my Career in Hospitality Industry at Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in 1986. My goal was to become the Food and Beverage manager for the entire hotel. Throughout the years I held [...]