EO Nashville Members in the News: David Waddell, Alex Tolbert, Barry Smith, J.J. Rosen, Gene Robertson, William Newman, Jeff McCorpin, Julie May, Corey Lile, John Huber, Dan Hogan, Jessica Demas, Ronnie Lee Booth, Ashlyn Hines, John Brittle, Steve Curnutte, Mark Deutschmann, Bob Bernstein, John Crosslin, Jessika Leigh Poirier, Patrick Burke, Stephen Zralek

David Waddell’s [Waddell and Associates] recent article in the Nashville Ledger and Memphis Daily News explained the need for defense strategies as U.S. enters bull market.

The Tennessean quoted Bernard Health’s CEO [Alex Tolbert] in an article covering millennials’ perceptions of health insurance. The Nashville Business Journal and Tennessean covered Bernard Health’s health care reform breakfast that showcased a panel of health care providers. In the Tennessean, Alex Tolbert [Bernard Health] wrote an article on this year’s fourth quarter and why it is the busiest in history for health insurers and brokerages.

The Tennessean announced Primrose School’s purchase of a 17,000-square-foot building from the Sheats family who was represented by Eakin Partners [Barry Smith].

J.J. Rosen [Atiba, LLC] wrote an article in the Tennessean on today’s currency, domain names.

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The U.S. Lawn [Gene Robertson] annual conference in Nashville was featured in Lawn and Landscape.

Clarksville Online announced that Edley’s Bar-B-Que [William Newman] will participate in Nashville Zoo’s annual Sunset safari.

Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, recognized LBMC Technologies [Jeff McCorpin] as a company that delivers comprehensive, high quality services. According to Insurance News, LBMC is one of the initial members of Intacct’s new Premier Partner Program.

Julie May [bytes of knowledge] wrote an article in the Tennessean on valuable apps that are allowing doctors, physical trainers and individuals to avoid health related issues and cut down on expensive medical costs.

Corey Lile [OccuSure] wrote an opinion article on Transport Topics regarding Worker’s Comp Strategies for Trucking.

The Tennessean featured an article written by John Huber [Moo Creative] on director Roman White’s latest video for Colbie Caillat.

The Tennessean’s Nashville People in Business reported on Medalogix’s [Dan Hogan] recent growth. The article also announced that Max Goldberg [Strategic Hospitality] was appointed to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.’s board of directors. The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors recognized Jessica Demas and Ronnie Lee Booth [Village Real Estate Services] as graduates of Leadership GNAR.

Ashlyn Hines [Bristol Development Group] was quoted in the Tennessean article covering Bristol’s “pocket neighborhood” development in Franklin.

The Nashville Ledger outlined an interview with John Brittle, covering Village Real Estate Service’s well-known presence in Nashville and Brittle’s projections for where Nashville real estate is headed.

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Capstan Fund acquired three hardware stores north of Atlanta. Steve Curnutte has a quote in the Nashville Post article.

The Nashville Post had an article on the rapid sales of Melrose condos, an effort spearheaded by Village Real Estate Services [Mark Deutschmann].

The Tennessean and Nashville Scene mentioned Bongo After Hours Theatre, an extension of Bongo Java [Bob Bernstein].

The Nashville Ledger and Nashville Post reported that The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville named John Crosslin [Crosslin and Associates, PC] the Emerging Leader in Financial services, noting that he had contributed to the 325 percent that the firm has grown. The chamber also recognized Jessika Leigh Poirier [Vaco Resources, LLC] as the Emerging Leader in Human Resources. Poirier was promoted to partner this year and is the No. 2 producer nationwide in the staff division.

The Nashville Scene reported on Patrick Burke’s [Seed Hospitality] journey to Japan, recognizing the emphasis placed on authentic cuisine in his restaurants, specifically Two Ten Jack.

The Nashville Business Journal quoted Stephen Zralek [Bone McAllester Norton] in an article on the Republican primary for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat.



EO Nashville Grows 32%

Adds 21 new members since start of 2011

Following a record-breaking fall recruitment, the Nashville EO chapter again broke recruitment molds, adding 21 members since the beginning of 2011, and securing its place as one of the fastest growing EO chapters in the world.

EO Nashville has grown 32% over the last 12 months. The growth is due to more than just adding new members—96% of existing members recently renewed their memberships as well.

The 21 new members of EO Nashville are:

Michael Berman is founder and CEO of Network Contract Solutions, a leading provider of contract management solutions. He has worked as general counsel for Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc., Tecniflex, Inc. and Imagic Corporation. He holds degrees from Cornell University and the University of Tennessee.

Robert Collins III founded Wealth Management Group of Tennessee in 2001, after nine years in the insurance and investment industry. His practice focuses on investment strategy, wealth preservation, retirement distribution and legacy planning for the next generation. He attended the University of Mississippi and Belmont University.

Sherry Stewart Deutschmann founded LetterLogic, Inc. in 2002 from in the basement of her home. The fast-growing manufacturing and business services provider, prints and mails statements, letters and invoices for other business, primarily in the healthcare sector. Deutschmann also speaks for national women’s organizations, publicizing the benefits of employee-centric cultures.

Michael Hodges has been president and CEO of Advance Financial since 1998. He has grown the company from three locations to 26 with over 200 employees, making it the leading provider of alternative financial services in Middle Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee.

Aimee Johns is well known in the music industry, not for her music, but for her unique style and unmatched client service. Her award-winning designer boutiques, Flavour and Flavour Men, cater to the music industry as well as professional athletes and everyone in between. Johns previously worked at RCA Records and Arista.

Bill Kimberlin is a proven entrepreneur, founder and investor of numerous businesses. By the age of 27, both Forbes and US News & World Report had recognized him as a leading entrepreneur. Kimberlin currently serves as founder and CEO of Medicare.com. He was the founding president of the Nashville chapter of EO, at the time called Young Entrepreneurs Organization.

Chris Kincade is chief executive officer of The Kincade Group, Inc., a master franchisor in commercial cleaning. He’s led and company for 12 years, managing more than 300 franchises for Bonus Building Care in Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham and South Florida. He attended Vanderbilt University.

Nancy Leach founded Facility Planners, Inc. in 1995, under the concept of coordinating the fields of architecture, interior design, construction and project management with furniture specification, procurement and installation. Leach got her bachelor’s from O’More College and her master’s from Belmont University.

Alan Looney is founder and president of Castle Homes. He serves as the Custom Builders Council president for the Home Builders Association of Middle Tennessee. He is also a member of Builder 20, U.S. Green Building Council, Christian Leadership Concept and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

Bert Lyles has spent his career in commercial and residential real estate. Currently the CEO of Showhomes Franchise Corporation, the country’s largest provider of staging services to high-end houses for sale. He has also served for more than 10 years as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University’s Graduate School of Business.

Susan Marlow is founder and CEO of Smart Data Strategies, Inc. She is familiar with all facets of the parcel conversion industry, having completed GIS and parcel conversion projects for cities and counties across the United States. She is active in multiple professional organizations, including the Institute for GIS Studies and the Transportation Research Board.

Jackson Miller is an innovative technologist turned entrepreneur. He currently owns Plato’s Closet franchises and is CEO of Bizen, a web-based dashboarding tool that provides insight into the workings of franchises. He has also made significant contributions to many of Nashville’s most noteworthy startups, including Emma, Magazines.com, centresource and BorderJump.

Taylor Milliken is president and CEO of Elite Landscape Company, Inc., a turnkey provider for residential and commercial landscape services. He previously worked for The Tess Company, and attended Volunteer State Community College for engineering.

Miranda Whitcomb Pontes owns Burger Up in the 12South neighborhood. She’s passionate about using organic, locally sourced meat and produce in her establishments. She is currently fostering plans for a second Burger Up location in Cool Springs.

Gene Robertson has owned U.S. Lawns of Nashville, a commercial landscape management franchise, for 12 years. In addition to two Nashville locations, he has locations in Clarksville and Murfreesboro. Robertson graduated from Middle Tennessee State University.

JJ Rosen is the CEO and founder of Atiba Software LLC. He founded Atiba in 1992 to provide IT, programming, Web development, database design, and project management services to clients of all types and sizes including the District Attorneys Office and the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services. He graduated from Vanderbilt University.

Kevin Ross is an entrepreneur with a passion for bootstrapping and building profitable, sustainable companies that make a difference. He founded the mobile software company, Metova, Inc. in 2006. Three offices later, Metova now ranks among the best in the world in mobile application development. He graduated from Iowa State University.

Suzanne Sevier Rowland always had a passion for sewing clothes, but didn’t consider making a career out of the hobby until her late 20s, when she moved to New York City, enrolled in The Fashion Institute of Technology and took a job at the city’s top fabric store, Mood Fabrics. Rowland’s skirts-only line took off in 2004, and sales of Sevier Skirts have doubled every year thereafter.

Alex Tolbert is a team member at Bernard Health, a health insurance advisor. Founded in 2006, Bernard Health now employs 12 employees with offices in Nashville, Indianapolis and Louisville. Tolbert attended the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University.

George Uribe is president of Guestbooker.com. His television experience includes stints at Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN. He serves on the board of governors for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-South Chapter. He holds degrees from George Washington University and North Carolina State University.

Hart Weatherford is the founder of Farmington Financial Group LLC. He has personally originated and closed over $500 million in mortgage loans in his career. Weatherford has consistently been a “Diamond” and “Platinum” awards of excellence winner by the Mortgage Bankers Association. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.