EO Nashville Members in the News: Alex Tolbert, Allen Baler, Paul Jankowski, Michael Hodges, Amy Tanksley, Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi, Justin Crosslin, Darek Bell, Bob Bernstein, Ben Goldberg

March 17, 2017


In his column for the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] discussed the items an ACA repeal would not address. Alex also wrote an article for BenefitsPRO and explained seven criteria brokers should use when selecting a benefits administration platform.

The founder of 4Patriots [Allen Baler] wrote an article for Personal Liberty about planning and placing a shelter during a time of crisis.

Paul Jankowski [New Heartland Group] contributed an article to Forbes on how brands can successfully connect with consumers in the New Heartland. He also appeared on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, where he talked about what he hoped to hear President Trump say in his Nashville speech, and what his hopes and dreams are for his business.

Awards/Professional Recognition:

The Daily News Journal mentioned Advance Financial [Michael Hodges] for being named a 2016 winner in the One Planet Business and Professional Excellence Awards.

Amy Tanksley [Uncle Classic Barbershop] was featured in a Nashville Business Journal video for the 40 Under 40 awards.

In the News:

Last week, we inadvertently published an incomplete list of the EO Nashville members who are listed in the “In Charge” section of the Nashville Post Leaders issue. Here is the complete list:

  • Ashlyn Hines Meneguzzi [Bristol Development Group]
  • Justin Crosslin [Crosslin]
  • Darek Bell [Corsair Distillery]
  • Bob Bernstein [Bongo Java Roasting Co.]
  • Ben Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality]
  • Charles Robert Bone [Bone McAllester Norton]
  • Jeff Bradford [the Bradford Group]
  • Rosemary Plorin [Lovell Communications]
  • Mark Deutschmann [Village Real Estate Services]
  • Barry Smith [Eakin Partners]
  • Tammy Hawes [Virsys12]
  • Bob Murphy [RPM Transportation Consultants]

Greg Siskind [Siskind Susser] was quoted in The Intercept, CNBC, The Mic, Teen Vogue, The Commentator (Yeshiva University), US Finance Post, Al Jazeerah, La Tribuna Hispana USA and The Inquisitr about President Trump’s executive orders concerning deportation of illegal immigrants.

Laci Bonner [The Nash Collection] was featured in a Q&A with the Tennessean about her successful e-commerce boutiques.

Nashville Scene mentioned 312 Pizza [Staci Bockman] in a feature on the city’s best pies in celebration of Pi Day (3/14).

Michael Burcham [Narus Health] was mentioned in the Nashville Post for his role in starting Executive Aura five years ago with fellow entrepreneurs.

A Spectacled Owl featured Wildkin [John Rosen] in an article about affordable decorations for a child’s bedroom.

Judith Bright [Judith Bright LLC] jewelry was featured in a StyleBlueprint story about the return of the big earrings trend.

Kiwi The Beauty featured The Sutler [Austin Ray] in an article on places to eat in Nashville.

A realtor with Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann] was quoted in the Tennessean about homebuyers looking for affordable housing.

PatientFocus [David Frederiksen] was mentioned in a Tennessean article for its business model to help patients pay for medical expenses.  

A life coach for Addiction Campuses [Brent Clements] was featured in a WWLP story about his past addiction and the dark web. A doctor who works with Addiction Campuses was quoted in a WKRN story about the effects of someone’s heroin addiction on his or her family. WKRN also shared a story about one of Addiction Campuses’ treatment specialist’s previous addiction to fentanyl and its growing presence on the street.

Paradise Park [Ben Goldberg and Max Goldberg] was featured in the Nashville Scene and the Tennessean for its upcoming 10-year celebration. The Patterson House was mentioned in an Inside Indiana Business article for featuring a spring cocktail from Indiana-based Cardinal Spirits. Merchants and Paradise Park were mentioned in StyleBlueprint’s guide to Broadway. The Band Box was mentioned in a Fox17 News article about the Nashville Sounds’ second annual “Big Guitar Brewfest.”

Chattanooga Magazine featured GoNoodle [John Herbold] in an article about promoting better health in kids through play.

Oak Tree Partners [K. Clay Haynes] was mentioned in a Tennessean article about a new entrepreneur grant benefiting Gallatin’s Public Square.

Coveteur mentioned 506 Lofts [Micah Lacher] in an article about going to Nashville for a long weekend getaway.

Outside Magazine mentioned Corsair Distillery [Darek Bell] in an article about hop-flavored whiskies.

The Nashville Ledger mentioned Greg Luken [Luken Investment Analytics] in an announcement about the company’s new chief compliance officer, Carri Sanford.