EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Allen Baler, Alan Young, John Kepley, Eric Jackson, Brad Hill, Bethany Newman, Tammy Hawes, Micah Lacher, Sonny Clark, Joe Freedman, Amy Tanksley

February 17, 2017


Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote a column for the Tennessean about the three things to know about health law repeal.

Personal Liberty featured an article by the founder of 4Patriots [Allen Baler] about making a snow pallet fire system.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Nashville Ledger, the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal announced the new EO Nashville board members for 2017-2018 term. The new board appointments are listed below:

  • President:  Alan Young, [Armor Concepts]
  • Past President:  John Kepley, [Teknetex Inc.]
  • Incoming President:  Eric Jackson, [Keystone Business Solutions]
  • Membership Chair:  Brad Hill, [Local Search Masters]
  • Membership Co-Chair:  Bethany Newman, [ST8MNT]
  • Finance Chair:  Tammy Hawes, [Virsys12]
  • Finance Co-Chair:  Micah Lacher, [Anchor Investments]
  • Strategic Alliance Partnership Chair:  Sonny Clark, [Acumen Technology]
  • Strategic Alliances Partnership Co-Chair:  Joe Freedman, [Music City Tents]
  • Catalyst Chair:  Amy Tanksley, [Uncle Classic Barbershop]
  • Catalyst Co-Chair:  David Frederiksen, [PatientFocus]
  • GSEA/Mentorship Chair:  Brittany Lorenzi, [BluePrint Strategy]
  • Communications Chair:  Joe Kustelski, [Chalkline Sports]
  • Communications Co-Chair:  Liza Graves, [StyleBlueprint]
  • Learning Chair:  Jeff Bradford, [the Bradford Group]
  • Learning Co-Chair: Arnie Malham, [cj Advertising]
  • Social Chair: Judith Bright, [Judith Bright LLC]
  • Social Co-Chair:  Max Goldberg, [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Forum Chair:  Vicki Hill, [Mosaic Consulting Group]
  • Forum Co-Chair:  Joleyn Smithing, [Collegiate Sports Data]
  • Forum Co-Chair: Glenn McConnell
  • Forum Co-Chair: Bryan Merville, [Beacon Technologies]
  • Member Experience Chair:  Angela Proffitt, [Angela Proffitt, LLC]
  • Member Experience Co-Chair (MyEO):  Bryan Ansley, [FNB Merchants]
  • New Initiatives:  Marty Reed, [R&A Solutions]
  • Community Chair:  Dan Hogan, [Medalogix]
  • Community Co-Chair: Darek Bell, [Bell & Associates Construction]

Moo TV [Scott Scovill] won Video Company of the Year for the seventh year in a row at the Pollstar Awards.

In the News:

The Tennessee Ledger featured Bernard Health [Alex Tolbert] in a profile on its efforts to help people plan for healthcare.

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] was quoted in the Memphis Business Journal, the Intercept, View from the Wing, Vox, the Company Dime, the Memphis Flyer and CBC Television News discussing President Trump’s immigration ban.

StyleBlueprint mentioned Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] in a list of unexpected ways to spend a weekend in Middle Tennessee. The Whiskey Wash mentioned the distillery in an article about buckwheat whiskey.

Eakin Partners [Barry Smith] was featured in the Tennessean, the Nashville Post and the Nashville Business Journal for receiving up to $7.9M in public aid to fund a public park, replacement parking and other infrastructure tied to a development on Rolling Mill Hill. The Nashville Post mentioned the company in a story about a new office on Demonbreun. The company was also featured in a Nashville Business Journal article about finding office tenants to jumpstart the Trolley Barns overhaul.

Alan Young [Armor Concepts] was quoted in the Nashville Post about Nashville’s entrepreneurial spirit.

The Tennessean and the Nashville Post featured a first look at plans for Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House [Austin Ray] in Germantown. Melrose Billiard Parlor was included in lists by Eater Nashville and Foursquare of the city’s essential dive bars, and it was featured in Nashville Guru for a look inside the recently re-opened restaurant.

Matt Lloyd [Magic Apple] and his wife, Holly, were featured in a WSMV segment about spouses who work together.

Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal interview with his wife, Sherry, and discussed their vision for Nashville. In another Nashville Business Journal article about their interview, the two discussed what they believe are Nashville’s top issues. The Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Post and the Tennessean reported that Core Development is pursuing a condo project near the potential home of Nashville’s professional soccer stadium.

The Nashville Soccer Club [Chris Redhage] was featured in a Nashville Post article about tickets going on sale for the Gold Cup match at Nissan Stadium.

The Tennessean featured Edley’s Bar-B-Que [Will Newman] in this week’s “Nashville $10 lunch” section.

The Blowout Co. [Leslie Embry] was mentioned in the Tennessean’s spotlight on the Gulch.

Brent Clements [Addiction Campuses] was quoted in the Ohio Times Reporter and the Canton Repository about a new treatment center coming to Ohio.

Nashvillest featured Fido [Bob Bernstein] as a top destination for last-minute Valentine’s Day plans. Eater Nashville published a list of 10 Essential Nashville Coffee Shops, which included Fido, Bongo Java and Fenwick’s 300.

Bastion [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was mentioned in the Nashville Scene, the Nashville Business Journal, the Tennessean, Antioch Patch and the Miami New Times for being named a semifinalist for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Nashville Eater announced that The Catbird Seat will host a “Tuesday Test Kitchen” event in March. Paradise Park Trailer Resort was mentioned in a StyleBlueprint article about unexpected ways to spend a weekend in Middle Tennessee.

Rory Vaden [Southwestern Consulting] was featured as the number one pick in an Inc. Magazine article on the top business podcasts.