WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Bari Beasley

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Bari Beasley Bari Beasley serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Bari is a two-time graduate of The University of Alabama, holding both a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a master’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Bari has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, most recently serving as the Chief Officer of Marketing and External Relations for a global nonprofit headquartered in Nashville. Bari serves on the boards of the Franklin Theatre, the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Williamson, Inc. Bari and her husband, Cory, live in Thompson’s Station with their two-year-old daughter, Alexandria.

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Sarah Hardee

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Sarah Hardee As Audit Principal, she manages a team of six auditors. Her primary responsibilities are technical review of attest services provided by the firm, monitoring quality control in accordance with the firm’s standards and is team capital for peer review services. Sarah has particular expertise in audits conducted in accordance with Governmental Auditing Standards, as well as audits of nonprofits and employee benefit plans. She is often asked by other peer reviewers to participate in reviews of other audit firms due to her specialized knowledge and experience with high risk benefit plans such as multi-employer, defined benefit and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP). Sarah conducts [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Chief Deborah Faulkner

While Chief Faulkner has been a member of the Franklin Police Department for over three years, she has a vast law enforcement career. Deb was a member of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and came up through the ranks. She was one of the first female officers to work in the Patrol Division--she was assigned to the East Patrol Station. During her tenure at the MNPD she went up the chain of command ultimately becoming the first female Deputy Chief of Police. Next, she went to work for the State of Tennessee as the first Inspector General of the Office of Inspector General. The mission of the OIG is to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com: 100 Leading Women 2018: Nancy Conway

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Nancy Conway Nancy is a native of Williamson County and a graduate of Franklin High School and the University of Georgia Institute of Organization Management. She has served two terms on the Institute’s Board of Regents. Her 30 year career as the President/CEO of the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce demonstrated her dedication to the betterment of Williamson County. Her volunteer leadership to many non-profits is still ongoing. She is a past board member of the Carter House, Battle of Franklin Trust, Williamson Medical Center Foundation, Columbia State Community College Foundation and Columbia State Community College Executive Board, SOROPTIMIST International of Franklin charter member and Past [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com: 100 Leading Women 2018: Debbie Henry

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Debbie Henry • Henry is responsible for the executive leadership and management of The TMA Group, ensuring that optimum results are achieved for existing programs and services while conceptualizing and developing new programs and funding opportunities. Current programs of work include: VanStar – commuter vanpool program serving 14 Middle Tennessee counties; Franklin Transit Authority – public transportation system serving City of Franklin; and Clean Air Partnership. She serves as the Marketing Officer for The TMA Group. • With over 25 years’ experience in non-profit management, communications and marketing, Henry serves as the chief organizational liaison with area businesses, governmental entities community organizations and key constituent groups [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com: 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Marqueze Williams Sr.

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Marqueze Williams “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not to your own understandings. With all of your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6 As the oldest of 8 kids, Marqueze embarked on life beginning in his hometown Memphis, TN. Life was problematic in the beginning with his father being killed while he was only 6 months old; But God had a master plan for his life. Here we have a man with many gifts and talents. Marqueze has always had an entrepreneur mind. At the age of 9 he was collecting cans and bottle tops [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: James Horton

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans James J Horton James Horton is a financial professional with Capital Financial Group, based in Brentwood, TN. Within his practice, James works primarily within the Health Care community and is specialized to Dentists, Physicians, Pharmacists and Expecting Parents. James’ passion for helping families comes from living through the aftermath of proper planning and improper planning, due to experiencing several close family members pass away over a very short period. Through those experiences, the mission of his practice became clear: to serve as a guide to your family on the journey to financial independence by providing a safe place for your questions to be answered and [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Sally Mink

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Sally Mink Sally Mink is the marketing director for the local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Brentwood, Murfreesboro, and Hendersonville. She also manages the marketing for locations in Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX. Sally began her career there five years ago when only the Brentwood location was in existence. Being a native of Middle Tennessee, Sally has a true passion for helping the communities that have watched her grow. Through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, she has been able to serve the community in a multitude of ways. From collecting items for women suffering from domestic violence to moving families that have underwent [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Ellie Westman Chin

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Ellie Westman Chin Ellie Westman Chin has served as President & CEO of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau since July 2014. In that time Franklin and the communities of Williamson County, Tennessee have evolved into a year-round destination known for a unique blend of music, history and southern culture. Visitor spending in Williamson County now exceeds $425 million annually, with an annual increase of $10 million since 2014. During Westman Chin's tenure, she has helped spearhead development initiatives that include the creation of a Music Tourism Convention in partnership with international partner Sound Diplomacy, Mars Petcare Better Cities for Pets, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural [...]

Williamson:Leading: Life And Career Coaches Help You Find Work/Life Balance By Karen Chronister

Business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes struggle with work/life balance—okay, often struggle with work/life balance. Is balance even attainable for start-ups, or for the growing or uncomfortably “stretched” business? Your normal means racking up endless hours, rarely taking time off, and wondering whether you’re headed in the direction of your goals…but, you’re heart-driven and persistent, bent on an idea, blazing a new path, or rerouting a multi-generational business. Entrepreneur work is exhausting, grueling, frantic, and, yes, exhilarating. So, how do you find the time and energy for the very real people in your life? How do you know whether you’re on your true career path? How do you live a whole life? Answering these kinds of [...]