Committees

Finance

Chair:  Brittany Lorenzi
Co-Chair:  Josh Pittman
Description:  The mission of the finance committee is to plan and maintain our chapter’s financial path.  There is much collaboration of fellow board members needed to craft a sound budget that is understood and adhered to by each chair.

Membership Comittee

Chair:  Eric Jackson
Co-Chair:  Brad Hill
Description:  There are three functions that this committee is responsible for:

  • The recruitment of quality new members
  • The retention of new members, especially through member benefit education
  • The overall renewal of our chapter

Participants on this committee will likely be asked to help vet potential members either through attending EO recruitment events or by meeting with candidates one-on-one.

Learning/Social

Learning Chair:  Shaun Carrigan; Learning Co-Chair: Jeff Bradford
Social Chair:  Angela Proffitt; Social Co-Chair: Glenn McConnell 
Description:  The mission of this committee is to create, plan and execute quality local learning events that provide chapter members with the tools to grow in both their business and personal lives.  This committee will conceive a thoughtful calendar, plan our events, help communicate events, execute and manage the events and work with other chapters to collaborate at times.

Strategic Alliance Partnership

Chair:  Bryan Merville
Co-Chair:  Sonny Clark
Description:  The strategic alliances committee’s mission is to secure, develop and manage relationships between our chapter and our partners.  The goal is to positively affect the health of our chapter through partnership contributions (financial and in-kind), and support and expand the chapter budget allowing the chapter to provide higher value to its members.  This committee will also include the relationship with other entities, such as the Entrepreneur Center, local Universities, etc.

Communications

Chair:  Bethany Newman
Co-Chair:  Traylor Woodall 
Description:  This marketing and communications committee’s mission is to effectively engage the world by informing our chapter members, local media outlets, sponsors and extended EO networks about what is happening in our chapter, our region and throughout EO’s global network.  In addition to typical communications roles, this engagement committee is also responsible for the Forum Olympics and the EO Community efforts.

Forum

Chair:  Rebecca Donner
Co-Chair:  Joleyn Smithing
Description:  The Forum committee will be tasked with building vitality and health within our chapter’s forums through ensuring every member has access to the experience of Forum through training, placement and moderator management.  The committee will also handle spousal forums and the 2nd in Command Forum Program.

Catalyst

Chair:  Alex Tolbert
Co-Chair:  Amy Tanksley
Description:  The Catalyst committee will be responsible for the recruitment of new members, potentially the leading of small groups after classes, recruiting mentors and moderators, and determining the feasibility of franchising this program to other chapters.

Member Benefits/Engagement

Chair:  Mose Ramieh
Co-Chair:  Bryan Ansley 
Description:  This committee will be responsible for communicating the benefits of membership to all, and launching new initiatives such as MyEO, Youth Exchange, and more.

 GSEA/Mentorship

Chair: Evan Austill
Description: The role of this chair will be to organize a Global Student Entrepreneur Award locally, and also to provide EO members with the benefit of a mentor program. 

Second-In-Command

Chair: Bob Jacobs
Description:  The role of this chair will be to help promote the Second-In-Command benefit offered to EO members and their "SICs".  This will include promoting the program, helping to organize the classes and forums, and be the point person for needs going forward. 

Community

Chair: Dan Hogan
Description:  The role of the Community chair is to define goals for outreach to many community partners and continue to make EO the most influential group of entrepreneurs.  

At-Large

Chair: Marty Reed
Description: The role of this chair is to research potential new programs, and provide guidance on options moving forward. 

 

 

Quotes

" EO (Nashville) multiplies my business experience by an exponential factor and the dividends of membership are rich." - Arnie Malham, cj Advertising

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