Category Archive: This Week

7/29/2024: Commissioner Stuart McWhorter, TN Economic Development

Stuart C. McWhorter has served as TNECD commissioner since July 2022. During his tenure, TNECD has nearly 160 projects, which represent more than 21,700 job commitments and $10.9 billion in capital investment. Of those projects, more than 28 percent were the result of foreign direct investment. McWhorter has a diverse background in entrepreneurship, corporate finance Read More »

03/14/2022: Dr. Judith Overton, Mental Health in the Workplace

Dr. Overton is a behavioral health medical director for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, which serves more than 3.4 million members across the state and around the country. As a board-certified psychiatrist and board-certified addiction medicine specialist, she leads multidisciplinary teams and develops new standards and protocols for improved patient care. Over the course of her Read More »

April 13: Virtual Rotary-Dr. Sarah Gardial

Sarah Fisher Gardial joined Belmont University in 2020, making history as the first woman Dean of the Jack C. Massey College of Business. Sarah’s mission is to strategically advance the College and Belmont University through innovative collaborations with faculty, staff, students, and local, national, and international businesses. Prior to Belmont, she most recently served as Read More »

April 6: Virtual Rotary-Andrew Maraniss

Rotarians: We continue to monitor the news and guidelines on public meetings and have temporarily suspended in-person meetings until May 4.  In the meantime, we’re excited to announce several ways to stay connected to our community. VIRTUAL MONDAY MEETINGS Starting on April 6, we will host virtual Rotary meetings. You will receive call in information Read More »

March 9: Scott Ramsey, President & CEO, Nashville Sports Council

A graduate of Old Dominion University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. Scott is currently responsible for the day-to-day activities for both the Nashville Sports Council and the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.  As a result of his leadership, Scott was named Nashvillian Read More »

March 2: Commissioner Bob Rolfe, TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development

Bob Rolfe serves as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The department is responsible for recruiting business and industry to the state, supporting existing companies, expanding economic opportunities across rural Tennessee and boosting the state’s overall economic prosperity. Rolfe has served as TNECD commissioner since March 2017. Under his leadership, TNECD Read More »

Dr. Kevin Rome + The Fisk Jubilee Singers

On July 1, 2017, Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. became the 16th President of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to beginning the presidency at Fisk, Rome served as the 19th President of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri from June 2013 to June 2017. The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Read More »

2/10/20: Kelley Henry-Assistant Federal Public Defender

Kelley Henry is the supervisor of the Capital Habeas Unit (“CHU”) of the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Nashville. The Nashville CHU represents nearly half of Tennessee’s death row. She began her career in capital work as an intern for the Missouri Capital Punishment Resource Center in 1989. Kelley has represented indigent clients charged with capital crimes at Read More »