Speaker Date Topic
Larry Kain Jan 24, 2020
Rotary Club Golf Presentation
Matt Largen- President/CEO -Williamson Cty Chamber Jan 31, 2020

Matt serves as President and CEO of Williamson, Inc. Previously he served as the Director of the Williamson County Office of Economic Development where he managed and directed countywide economic development strategies, including existing business, recruitment of new business, and entrepreneurship. He also previously served as the Director of Business Recruitment at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Largen has extensive experience in corporate office relocation and expansion projects, including serving as the project lead on the Tractor Supply Company headquarters/store support center, Mars PetCare corporate campus and global research center, Jackson National Life Insurance Company regional headquarters, and the Verizon Wireless state of Tennessee headquarters project. Combined, these projects accounted for over 3,000 new jobs in Williamson County and over $200 million in new capital investment.

Largen moved to Nashville from Little Rock where he served as the business development coordinator at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. He first began work in economic development through the office of U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln. He was named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2011, the Nashville Post’s 2012 In Charge list, was the top vote getter for the 2013 Nashville Business Journal’s Williamson County Impact Awards, and is an alumni of Leadership Franklin. Largen earned a bachelor’s degree at Henderson State University, a master’s degree at the University of New Hampshire, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Scott Ramsey Feb 07, 2020
Nashville Sports Council
Nashville Sports Council

A graduate of Old Dominion University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Scott Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. Scott is currently responsible for the day-to-day activities for both the Nashville Sports Council and the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

As a result of his leadership, Ramsey was named Nashvillian of the Year in 1998 by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville.  He served as national Chairman of the Football Bowl Association for 2007 & 2008 and served on its Executive Committee for 16 years.  In 2003, the Nashville Sports Council was named the National Sports Commission of the Year by the membership of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  During Ramsey’s tenure with the Nashville Sports Council and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the organizations have combined to deliver over $850 million in economic impact, hundreds of hours of national television coverage and recruited and staged nearly 200 sporting events in Middle Tennessee.

Recently under Ramsey’s leadership the Nashville Sports Council announced that Nashville will serve as host city for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournaments through 2035, with one exception in 2022 when Nashville will host the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The Nashville Sports Council co-hosted, along with the Ohio Valley Conference, the incredibly successful 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four for the first time in Music City.  And in 2016, the NSC partnered with the Nashville Predators to host what was arguably the best NHL All-Star Weekend in the NHL’s history of that event.  The NSC was also a supporting organization for Nashville’s inaugural hosting of the NFL Draft in April of 2019, coinciding on the same weekend with the 20th anniversary of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon.  Nashville also was recently selected to host the 2021 SEC Football Media Days for the first time in Music City.

Ramsey moved to Nashville in 1995 when he accepted the executive director position for the 1997 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The Championships were the first sporting event in the new Nashville Arena and national organizers called the event the best-managed national championships ever.

Prior to his move to Nashville, Ramsey spent eight years with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics within the United States Olympic Committee family.  Ramsey began his sports marketing career in the golf business working at River Wilderness CC in Bradenton, Fla., and as an account executive position with the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) of the NBA. 

Ramsey and his wife, Amy, are natives of the Indianapolis area and now live in Hendersonville, Tenn. They have four children, Payton Elrod, 27 (Clayton), Carly, 25, Jessica, 20 and Ray, 10.

 
Russ Deaton- Tennesee Board of Regents Feb 14, 2020

Russ Deaton is the Executive Vice Chancellor for policy and strategy. He also served served nine years as the director of fiscal policy analysis prior, and teaches part-time at Vanderbilt University.

Howard Kittell- CEO Of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Feb 21, 2020
Currie Andrews Feb 28, 2020
40 years of Business in Brentwood
Aureata Majors- RN Mar 06, 2020
Caring for the Caregiver
Jason Golden,Superintendent/ Williamson Cty School Mar 13, 2020
Williamson County Schools Update
Stu Grimson, Professional Ice Hockey Player Mar 20, 2020
Ian Ayre, CEO Mar 27, 2020
Nashville Soccer Club
Nashville Soccer Club
David Butler Apr 03, 2020
Conquering The Generational Challenge
Conquering The Generational Challenge

David has spent his entire career leading teams. He has extensive experience in sales, customer service, manufacturing, learning and development and executive coaching. David learned early on that being a team player is far more important than being an individual contributor. In 2017, he retired from the corporate world to follow his dream of developing leaders to empower teams. He is the founder and principle at WTG Talent Solutions, LLC, and lives by the philosophy that “leaders need people more than people need leaders”. David is passionate about helping businesses create a positive workplace. He sees generational dysfunction in business today as “the new frontier of inclusion” and has devoted himself to guiding others on cultivating a dynamic multi-generational workplace where the culture is a hub of harmony and productivity.

 

David is a notable public speaker and leadrship coach available to speak in a variety of platforms from keynote presentations to business generational inclusion workshops. He resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and their cat, Shadow.
 

NO MEETING- GOOD FRIDAY Apr 10, 2020
Club Business- Sarah Johnson Apr 17, 2020
CommunityService Award Presentation
Knox Brewer Apr 24, 2020
Saddle Up
Kem Hinton May 01, 2020
Nashville Growth: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Kem Hinton, FAIA

Kem is an architect, LEED accredited professional, urban designer, author, historian, graphic designer, photographer, lecturer, and visual artist.  He received his professional education from the University of Tennessee, University of Pennsylvania, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.  In 1984, Kem and Seab Tuck established Tuck-Hinton Architects, and there he was responsible for award-winning projects including the renovation/expansions of two homes designed by the celebrated mid-century architect Edwin Keeble and numerous civic and educational facilities including Tennessee State University Campus Center, Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Admissions Building, Tennessee World War II Memorial, MTSU Sports Hall of Fame, Woodmont Hills Church of Christ, Tennessee Valley Unitarian-Universalist Church, Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall, Tennessee Gulf Wars Memorial, Ingram Science Building at Montgomery Bell Academy, Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Center, and the Civil Rights Room in Nashville’s Main Public Library. 

Kem was the lead designer of the Tennessee Bicentennial Capitol Mall and author of A Long Path, the Search for a Bicentennial Landmark.  He is lead designer of two projects that will be completed in 2020: the new $100-million Tennessee State Library & Archives and a unique space in the Nashville Main Public Library to honor the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, alumnus of Leadership Nashville and Leadership Middle Tennessee, and board member of the Downtown Nashville Rotary Club.  On January 1, 2019, Kem and Seab passed the torch of their firm to other partners.  Kem now practices in his new studio of Kem Hinton Design.

TABLE TALKS May 08, 2020

BRING BUSINESS CARDS to share with your table!

Senator Jack Johnson May 15, 2020
NO MEETING- MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND May 22, 2020
Brian Goss- Brentwood Fire Chief May 29, 2020
Fire Deparment Update
Charles Grummon Jun 05, 2020
India Update
Community Grants Jun 12, 2020
Tenative- Governor Bill Lee Jun 19, 2020
Installation Banquet Jun 25, 2020
NO REGULAR MEETING FRIDAY, June 26th
NO MEETING- JULY 4th Jul 03, 2020
Ken Arney Jul 17, 2020
Regional Forester for the Southern Region of the U.S Forest Service
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