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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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Mary DeMocker, Author The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways To Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, And Still Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Click Here To Listen Mary DeMocker “Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book’s brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and [...]

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Gretchen Steidle, Author Of Leading from Within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation Chats On DrAlvin.com

Click Here To Listen Gretchen Ki Steidle-Leading From Within A roadmap for integrating mindfulness into every aspect of social change: how to lead transformation with compassion for the needs and perspectives of all people. Gretchen Steidle knows first-hand the personal transformation that mindfulness practice can bring. But she doesn't believe that transformation stops at personal wellbeing. In Leading from Within, Steidle describes the ways that personal investment in self-awareness shapes leaders who are able to inspire change in others, build stronger relationships, and design innovative and more sustainable solutions. Steidle argues that both personal and societal transformation are essential for a just society, and with this book she offers a roadmap for integrating mindfulness into [...]

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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 [...]

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

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Ariele Foster Ariele is a sales and marketing professional and a self-driven, dynamic and enthusiastic team player with a track record of creating and delivering memorable experiences and positive interactions with both external and internal guests. Ariele's impeccable written and oral communication skills have allowed her to cultivate beneficial relationships with clients while connecting them with resources to best fit their needs.

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

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Kim Ferguson “Kim Ferguson works for the corporate office of La Quinta Hotels as a Regional Field Sales Manager. She has 30 plus years in the Middle Tennessee hospitality industry. Her hospitality career started while attending college at Belmont University. She started working at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt while in college and worked her way up to the Sales Department. Just a few of her accomplishments, Director of Sales and Marketing for the historic Hermitage Hotel Downtown Nashville, Opening Director of Sales for the Homewood Suites in the old historic Doctor’s building downtown Nashville and Director of Sales for the Hyatt Place Brentwood. She [...]

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

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Laura Womack Laura Womack has been the Executive Director of The Fairgrounds Nashville since August 2016 when she and her husband relocated to Nashville from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Laura previously served as the Chief of Administration and External Affairs for Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biology and Natural Science/Mathematics from Concordia University Wisconsin and a master’s degree in Public Health from Tulane University. Laura is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers and she, along with her team, has a goal of being named a Venue of Excellence through that [...]

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