NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Celia Conley

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Celia Conley Celia Conley is a lead educator with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. She began her career as a Special Education teacher before moving into school leadership. She has served as a teacher, Special Education Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal. She is currently serving in her third year as Executive Principal of Antioch Middle School, one of the larger and most diverse schools in Nashville. Under her leadership, she has increased the student enrollment and staff retention rate. She has developed extensive community and parent relationships by bringing the Community Achieves Program in 2016, and establishing a PTO in 2017. A fearless advocate for [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Angela Stafford

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Angela Stafford Angela joined the staff of United Way of Williamson County in 2013 and became CFO in 2015. Angela holds a BS in Accounting from Murray State University and is a CPA in the State of Tennessee. Angela, her husband Doug and their two sons have resided in Williamson County for 30 years. Prior work experience involved both corporate and public accounting, but Angela’s involvement with United Way of Williamson County allows her to align her skills with a passion for serving others. Realizing the importance of transparency and accountability, Angela has improved financial efficiencies and reporting within the organization to enable the dollars raised [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Kearstin Patterson

Kearstin Patterson is vice president of creative services for HCA Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare services delivering approximately five percent of all inpatient care in the United States with more than 27M patient encounters each year. With HCA since 2013, Patterson leads a large team of award-winning creative professionals responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of creative solutions across internal and external platforms, including, digital and traditional, social, video/photography, events and the associated creative content and messaging. Prior to HCA, she served as the senior director of corporate communications for BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company. During her eight years at BioMimetic, she was responsible for the company’s corporate communications [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Molly Vice

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Molly Vice Molly Vice serves as director of Leadership Health Care (LHC), an initiative of the Council dedicated to nurturing the talents of Nashville’s next generation of health care industry leaders. She previously served as director of events and sponsorship fulfillment for the Council where she was responsible for the execution, implementation and management of Council events, including Council Fellows and Leadership Health Care (LHC) activities. Before joining the Council, Molly worked at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce where she served as event manager for four years, and later was part of the start-up team for Scout Properties, serving as client relations and office manager. [...]

WillliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Cynthia M. Beard

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Cynthia Beard In 2014, Cynthia M. Beard accepted the position of Managing Broker/Realtor for RE/MAX Fine Homes Spring Hill. She has over 20 years of experience as a Realtor in Middle Tennessee. During her career, she has sold more than 700 homes. Prior to beginning her career in real estate, Beard served in the legal field as a certified legal assistant. She went on to become the Owner/Manager and closing agent for several title companies, including Mid-State Title & Escrow. Beard was an award-winning sales person for John Maher Builders for 18 years. During her tenure with the company, Beard was ranked in the top 10 [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Joyce Lavery

Click Here To Listen Joyce Lavery has served as CEO of Safe Haven Family Shelter (SHFS) since 2009 and since her tenure, has more than tripled the budget, overseen a capital campaign to build a new shelter, and has introduced new models and thinking around ending family homelessness. In 2011, she and Safe Haven received the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Marvin Runyan Leadership Award for the agency’s turnaround success. Recently, Safe Haven was awarded with the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Partnership Award providing high-level leadership training to the CEO and one emerging leader. In 2015 she was a finalist for CNM’s CEO of the year and in 2016 was one of Nashville Business Journal’s [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Thallen Brassel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Thallen Brassel Thallen Brassel is an advertising and media attorney, with a knack for networking and connecting people. She began her career at a Wall Street law firm before moving home to Tennessee in 2012. Thallen is also the founder and CEO of Lady Lunch Club, Inc., a company that helps professional women gain access to successful leaders over lunch at Nashville’s hottest restaurants. Thallen was inspired to create Lady Lunch Club when she realized that her network lacked influential leaders at both a local and national level. In an attempt to remedy the situation, she began to reach out to those she admired. Although Thallen [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Elisa Putman

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Elisa Putman Elisa (Putt) Putman is the Senior Vice President/COO for the Music City where she leads the Operations team which includes Event Services, Technology, Facility Services, Purchasing, Engineering, Security, Parking and Sustainability including all service contracts for these areas. Putt is a native Nashvillian and has been with the organization since 1989. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Recording Industry Management with minors in Business and Mass Communications from MTSU. Putt is a member of CABLE and served on the board as the Logistics chair in 2010. Putt also serves on the Convention Center Committee for the International Association of Venue Managers. She is a [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Nancy McEachern

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Nancy McEachern Nancy McEachern is owner and Event Director of Graystone Quarry Events, a unique premier event space in a reclaimed rock quarry, at the border of Franklin & Thompson’s Station. Graystone Quarry was originally used as the limestone source for Interstate 65 from Nashville through Williamson County, literally paving the way to Music City. Following the completion of Interstate 65 the land was left empty and used as a dump for over 50 years. Early in 2014, Nancy and her husband, Rick purchased the abandoned quarry, naming it Graystone Quarry and envisioning a new future for the 138 acre Williamson County site, and the year-long [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Shauna R. Billingsley

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Shauna Billingsley Shauna R. Billingsley is the City Attorney for the City of Franklin, and she has served in that capacity since her appointment in February 2010. Ms. Billingsley has worked for the City since 2007 when she was hired as Assistant City Attorney, and she served in the capacity of Interim City attorney from January 2008 until her appointment to City Attorney. She previously worked for the State of Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and prior to that she practiced law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, focusing primarily on business litigation and family law issues. She is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee, and [...]