Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is proud to be led by an incredible board of prominent local business and civic leaders who offer their time, talent & treasure in support of our Mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. These members provide substantial expertise, support and commitment in leading our organization towards our Vision to be recognized as the premier organization that empowers youth most in need to reach their highest potential.

Board of Directors

Will Alexander

Will Alexander

Senior Director Private Equity - Hall Capital

Will Alexander’s career has spanned private equity, entrepreneurship, public service and law. Prior to joining Hall Capital, he co-founded Versed, a B2B e-learning platform that helps get professionals up to speed on key business trends. Will also served as Chief of Staff of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, during which time Tennessee was named the top state in the nation for foreign investment by the IBM Institute of Business Value and the two-time “State of the Year” by Business Facilities magazine.

Will began his career practicing corporate law in Austin, Texas and the United Arab Emirates for Vinson & Elkins. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas and he graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.

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Yvette Boyd

Yvette Boyd

R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation

Yvette Jean Duke Boyd was born May 12, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee. Her employment history embraces a variety of experience and expertise in various disciplines. For the past 21 years, she has been the President of DonLaé Designs, which is a company specializing in interior decorating. In 2005, she was appointed the coordinator for the R.H. Boyd Family Endowment Fund and the coordinator of the FirstLady’s Fashion Show for the National Baptist Congress. It was also during 2005 that Mrs. Boyd became a Notary Public for the State of Tennessee. In 2006, Boyd launched an event planning company entitled Emerald Events.

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Charles Cardwell

Charles Cardwell

Metropolitan Trustee

Charlie Cardwell is the Metropolitan Trustee for Davidson County. He has served that position since 1993.

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Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney

Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney

Chairman & CEO

Elizabeth Seigenthaler Courtney, Chairman/CEO of Seigenthaler Public Relations, Inc., is an award-winning communications specialist who orchestrates strategic programs on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients. She has led SPR to record growth and profitability since being named its CEO in 2004.

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Megan Davis

Megan Davis

Board Member - Club Blue
Equitable Trust

 

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Amanda Farnsworth

Amanda Farnsworth

Community Volunteer

Amanda C. Farnsworth of Nashville, Tennessee, is recently retired from the investment firm of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons Inc. Ms. Farnsworth graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a BS degree in Mathematics. She also earned a Masters degree in Computer Science with related work in Business from Vanderbilt. She has previously served on various corporate and charitable boards. Currently she serves on the boards of Optimum Solutions Software, an Inc. 500 Company, Precision Energy Solutions, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority, and AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in Washington. Additionally, she is Chairman of Consumers Insurance Group. She is a Past Chairman of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and is a trustee of the Ensworth School. In her spare time, she is an avid pilot.

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Daniel Flournoy

Daniel Flournoy

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Mr. Flournoy was raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, where a substantial portion of his time was spent at the local Boys and Girls Club playing baseball, basketball, soccer and flag football. Daniel moved with his family to Mayfield, Kentucky, in high school and finished his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Kentucky. He then moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. Daniel currently practices law at Waller Lansden in the corporate finance and restructuring group. In addition to BGCMT, Daniel is a member of the Executive Committee of Delta Waterfowl’s Nashville Chapter.

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Anne Keeble Frazer

Anne Keeble Frazer

Community Volunteer

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Landon Gibbs

Landon Gibbs

Clayton Associates

Landon Gibbs is a partner at Clayton Associates, a Nashville based investment firm.  He serves as the managing director of Rolling Hills Ventures, the angel investment arm of Clayton Associates. Additionally, Landon is on the investment committees for Jumpstart Foundry and Bullpen Ventures. Before joining Clayton Associates, Landon served as an aide to President George W. Bush at The White House. Actively involved in the community, Landon dedicates his time to numerous corporate and non-profit boards.  He received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

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Ed Goodrich

Ed Goodrich

CAT Financial

Ed Goodrich is Vice President of Cat Financial with administrative responsibility for North America Operations, Cat Financial Commercial Account and Latin America. Ed received his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and has completed the Stanford University Executive Program. He serves on the Boards of Directors of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and The Nashville Symphony Association.

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Tony Grande

Tony Grande

Chief Development Officer, CCA

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Donald Holmes

Donald Holmes

Delek Holdings (Mapco)

Donald (“Don”) Holmes is Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Delek US Holdings, Inc. (“Delek US”).  He joined Delek in November 2011.  In this role, he brings more than 30 years of experience as a senior advisor specializing in Human Resources strategy and administration.

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James Hundley

James Hundley

Pinnacle Financial Partners

James Mason Hundley is a Nashville native born March 20, 1980.  He attended St. Paul for elementary school; then attended boarding school in Connecticut for middle school and Virginia for high school.  A graduate of the University of TN, James has been working in wealth management since 2004.  James works for Pinnacle Financial Partners in their asset management division.  He’s married to his wife of 5 years, Lindsey.  They have two beautiful daughters, named Lucy and Maggie.  James and his family are active members of St. George’s Church.

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Dan Jernigan

(Ex-Officio Board Member)
President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

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Cynthia Jones

Cynthia Jones

Equitable Trust Company

Cynthia L. Jones (Cindy) is a Principal and Senior Vice President of Equitable Trust Company.  She joined the firm in 2003.  Prior to 2003, Cindy was with National Bank of Commerce (Nashville), where she was Senior Vice President and Manager of Wealth Management Services and SunTrust Bank with responsibilities in trust and estate administration and wealth management.  Her career in trust and estate administration began in 1981 with Commerce Union Bank.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Nashville School of Law.  She is a graduate of the Southern Trust School and the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.  She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and Certified Financial Services Counselor (CFSC).  Cindy  grew up in Alabama, but she has called Nashville home for 35 years.  She is married, the mother of two sons and has three grandchildren.

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Ryan Madar

Ryan Madar

Nashville Sounds

Ryan's responsibilities include generating new sales leads, selling corporate sponsorships, promoting Sounds baseball, and overseeing the club's advertising initiatives.

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Whit McCrary, IV

Whit McCrary, IV

Cushman & Wakefield

Whit is a client focused, solutions-oriented commercial real estate consultant who specializes in office leasing, representing both tenants and landlords, and investment sales. He has participated in over $580 million of lease transactions and $347 million of sales transactions since 1996. Whit is also a member of Cushman & Wakefield's National Legal Sector Advisory Group.

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Kenny Norton

Kenny Norton

Toyota of Cool Springs

Kenny Norton, is a native to Nashville, TN.  As a child, Kenny joined the “Boys Club” when it opened on Thompson Lane.  He grew up in the Boys Club and attended summer camps, where he was often the cook.  Kenny attended area schools and graduated from Glencliff High.  Previously, Kenny owned an automotive business at the age of 19, he is continuing to work in that industry as an A.S.E. Automotive Consultant for Toyota of Cool Springs.

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Katie Payne

Katie Payne

Audit Manager, Deloitte & Touche

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Brian Shipp

Brian Shipp

Amerigroup

Brian Shipp is President of the South Medicaid Division at WellPoint, Inc.  In this role, Mr. Shipp oversees Medicaid market operations in the southern United States, including health plans in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.  He also oversees expansion and development in prospective markets across the region.  He previously held similar leadership responsibilities at Amerigroup Corporation.  

Mr. Shipp has more than 25 years of experience in health care with extensive experience in leadership and business development within managed care.  Prior to joining Amerigroup, he spent 12 years with United HealthCare and was president and chief executive officer of the Mid-South Division.  Previously, he held several senior management positions with Complete Health Services, Inc.

Mr. Shipp is Past Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee, and recently completed terms on the boards of Harding Academy and the Nashville Healthcare Council.  Mr. Shipp, his wife Susan and their children McCall, Sara and Sam are also members of 1st Presbyterian Church.  

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Todd Siefert

Todd Siefert

Ryman Hospitality Properties

Todd Siefert currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Finance and Treasurer for Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. where he is responsible for the Company's finance, capital markets, treasury, and investor relations activities.  He has been with Ryman Hospitality Properties and its predecessor, Gaylord Entertainment Company, for the past 12 years.  Prior to joining Gaylord Entertainment, Mr. Siefert was a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, a management consulting firm, and served a stint at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division. Mr. Siefert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master of Business Administration from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. He is active in his church and serves the local community as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee.

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Philip Steen

Nashville Sports Leagues

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RJ Stillwell

RJ Stillwell

Vice Chair, Resource Development - CEO & Co-Founder Sound Healthcare and Financial
Board - Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN; Member - ACM, AMA, CMA, The Recording Academy

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Scott Sullivan

Scott Sullivan

Vice President, Corporate Controller of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

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D. Scott Turner

Ajax Turner Co.

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Jack Wallace

Jack Wallace

Willis of Tennessee

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Kenneth Webb

Kenneth Webb

CapStar Bank

Kenneth E. Webb - Chief Development Officer for Capstar Bank.  Ken has been a banker for 38 years with the past 29 years in the Nashville market.  In 2007, he was part of the management team brought together to form Capstar Bank.  Prior to Capstar Bank, he was with First Tennessee Bank for 14 years and prior to that was with Commerce Union Bank and successor banks for 17 years through its acquisition by NationsBank.  Ken is a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee.  He is a 1976 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  Ken has been involved in various community activities over the years.   In addition to being a BGCMT board member since 2001, he is currently serving on the TSU Economics & Finance Advisory  Board, and as Chairman of the Parish Council for St. Henry Church. Ken and his wife, Christy, and their three children live in the west Nashville area.

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