EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, James Fields, Justin Crosslin, Jeff Bradford, Rosemary Plorin, Jeff Rice, Jerry Bostelman, Michael Brody-Waite, Ian McCollum, Darek Bell, Will Newman

August 11, 2017


Alex Tolbert [BerniePortal] wrote a column for the Tennessean about why Oscar Health would partner with Humana to offer health plans in Nashville.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Ledger announced that Megan Long, director of business operations for Concept Technology Inc. [James Fields], received the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the technology category.

The Nashville Business Journal featured the winners of the 2017 Power Leaders in Finance: Accounting in a special Q&A. They were also featured in a separate Nashville Business Journal article about investing in the city’s red-hot housing market. The following EO Nashville members or their employees were featured:

  • John Crosslin [Crosslin]
  • Dell Crosslin [Crosslin]
  • Justin Crosslin [Crosslin]
  • David Hunt [Crosslin]

In the News:

EO Nashville was mentioned in a Nashville Post article comparing the entrepreneurial communities of Charlotte and Nashville.

The Nashville Business Journal asked Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group] and Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications] to weigh in on how Nashville can capitalize on its ‘moment in the sun’ from a PR and advertising perspective.

Healthcare Bluebook [Jeff Rice] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about helping consumers better understand healthcare.

The executive search division of Vaco [Jerry Bostelman] was featured in a Hunt Scanlon article for acquiring a Texas-based recruiting firm.

Michael Brody-Waite [The Nashville Entrepreneur Center] was featured in a Teknovation article about his vision for the EC.

The Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project featured an article on Huma Gel [Ian McCollum].

Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] was mentioned in a Nashville Post overview of the local craft beer market.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] was mentioned in a Tennessean article as a local favorite restaurant for a Hawaii native who is a redshirt freshman at Vanderbilt University.

Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was featured in an article from his alma mater, the University of Denver, for his influence on Nashville’s dining scene. Chefs from Bastion, Henrietta Red and Merchants were mentioned in the Lebanon Democrat for participating in an epicurean eclipse event at Lebanon’s Wedge Oak Farm. A general manager at Paradise Park was featured in the Riverfront Times for opening a Nashville-style bar in St. Louis. The Nashville Scene mentioned Bastion for being located in Wedgewood-Houston, one of Nashville’s newest hip dining enclaves.

The Nashville Post mentioned Smith Gee Studio [Robert Gee] for handling architectural duties on a Dickerson Pike mixed-use project.

Austin Ray [A.Ray Hospitality] was quoted in a Nashville Scene article about the city’s thriving craft beer scene. M.L. Rose was mentioned as a local favorite by singer Canaan Smith in an interview with Sounds Like Nashville.

Paul Jankowski [New Heartland Group] was mentioned in a Business Insider article about marketers trying to connect with consumers in middle America.

Bristol Development Group [Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi] was mentioned in a Birmingham Business Journal article about a planned residential development in Mobile, Alabama.

Upcoming EO Events:

Dean Miller: The Dog Whisperer, Sunday, Aug. 20, 3 - 5 p.m.

Bring your children to this family-friendly event with Dean Miller at the lovely Farm at Natchez Trace. Learn and see all you need to train your four-legged friends. A pet nutritionist and groomer will also be on-site to offer advice.  Please leave your pet home — you can put all you learn to practice once you return home. Register here to attend.

Nashville Eclipse – Once-in-a-Lifetime Celestial Event, Monday, Aug. 21, noon - 2 p.m.

On Aug. 21, a rare total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental U.S., with Nashville as the biggest city in its path. From our rooftop vantage at Aerial, in your provided solar eclipse glasses, watch day turn to night as the moon completely blots the sun from the sky. EO spouses and family members are welcome to join you for this unique experience, complete with lunch from Paradise Park. Register here.

Jeffrey Mortimer – Economic and Financial Market Outlook for Business Owners, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11:30 a.m.

We invite you to attend an interactive luncheon featuring Jeffrey Mortimer. Jeff will share his proprietary economic wheel analysis, which focuses on the complex relationships between investor behavior, the economy and financial markets and their impact on private companies. Armed with a broadened perspective, act to leverage opportunities and avoid risk in the years ahead. Register here to attend.

Belmont University Executive Learning Half-Day Workshop – The Resilient Leader, Thursday, Aug. 24, 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

EO has six spots available at the Belmont University Executive Learning Network half-day workshop. The Resilient Leader will be facilitated by Conrad Lehfeldt of Team Trek at the Janet Ayers Academic Center. Register here to attend.

EO Houses Kickball Tourney at First Tennessee Park, Sunday, Sept. 17

All Four EO Houses - Ford, Rockefeller, Morgan and Carnegie will compete in a Kickball Tournament at First Tennessee Park. We have the place to ourselves to battle it out on the field. Families are invited for an afternoon at the ballpark. Register here to attend.