NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Gerald Brown

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Gerald Brown “I am truly honored to serve the Middle Tennessee community as the Chief Executive Officer for Dismas, Inc.! I hope to galvanize the community, enrich the lives our clients, and raise awareness about the work Dismas does in the community. I look forward to the opportunity and the privilege of supporting people in their greatest time of need." With over a decade of experience in the non-profit sector, Mr. Brown most recently served as Executive Director of Development for The Nashville Salvation Army. Prior to his service to The Salvation Army, Gerald oversaw advancement for the Boy Scouts of America, as there Chief [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Ashford Hughes, Sr.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Ashford Hughes Ashford Hughes Sr., in November of 2015 was appointed by newly elected Mayor Megan Barry to serve in her administration as Senior Advisor to Workforce, Diversity and Inclusion through the Office of Economic and Community Development. In this role he seeks to engage, convene and lead in developing workforce strategies that connect residents with training opportunities that lead to career pathways to success. His portfolio is also focused on identifying disparities in city programs and services, and helping create ways for city departments to address these gaps. This role will also work with community groups and organizations to ensure equal access to city [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Jeff McGruder

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Jeffrey McGruder My strengths are in personal and commercial credit analysis, financial structuring, and community outreach. My banking philosophies are built on conservative practices. I have a passion for teaching financial literacy to clients and the rest of the community. In college, I was a student assistant coach/ walk-on at David Lipscomb University under head coach Don Meyers and was a recruiting assistant / walk-on at the University of Tennessee under head coaches Jerry Green and Buzz Peterson. I am an East Nashville native, an Eagle Scout and "Basketball Aficionado". My financial services background began with Wells Fargo Financial in Knoxville, TN. I transitioned my [...]