Speaker Date Topic
David Butler Mar 06, 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.
 

Jason Golden,Superintendent/ Williamson Cty School Mar 13, 2020
Williamson County Schools Update
Williamson County Schools Update

Jason Golden is accustomed to wearing many hats: general counsel for Williamson County Schools, chief operating officer for the district and, most recently, deputy superintendent. 

Now, amid negotiations with the school board to become the district's permanent superintendent, Golden is ready to take on the new role.

Golden, 50, didn't have his sights set on superintendent when he first started at the district in 2006, and jokes that he took on more responsibilities as the district dealt with budget cuts over the years.

In reality, Golden said the additional duties came because he showed he was equipped to handle them.

"I'm convinced that over time, if you have that goal to put students first and serve them, the opportunities (rise) to continue to serve them in a broader arena," he said. "That's what happens for a lot of educators — teachers often end up in principal roles because they've been doing a good job of serving people." 

 

Stu Grimson, Professional Ice Hockey Player Mar 20, 2020

Stu Grimson played for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (the “NHL”) from 2001 to 2003 and posted 39 points and 2113 penalty minutes over his 729 career games with Calgary, Chicago, Anaheim, Detroit, Hartford, Carolina, Los Angeles before retiring with Nashville.

After his playing career ended, Stu returned to school to complete his undergraduate studies in Economics before going on to earn a law degree from the University of Memphis in December of 2005. The Vancouver, British Columbia native then went to work as labor counsel to the National Hockey League Players’ Union in Toronto, Ontario before returning to Nashville in 2008 to work as a trial attorney.

Today, Stu is a senior analyst on the NHL’s flagship television platform, NHL Network. In addition to his work on a national network, Stu serves as Corporate Counsel and VP of Business Development at ThirdHome. ThirdHome operates a luxury home exchange program of 11,000 homes in 95 different countries. Stu and his wife Jennifer reside in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 

Ian Ayre, CEO Mar 27, 2020
Nashville Soccer Club
Nashville Soccer Club

Ayre owns one of the top executive sports resumes in the world. He joined the Liverpool Football Club in 2007 as commercial director and as a member of the club’s board of directors.

He was promoted to managing director of Liverpool FC in March 2011, then to Chief Executive Officer in 2014. In 2017, he was named the Premier League's CEO of the Year. 

During his tenure with Liverpool, he secured a record-setting sponsorship deal, restructured the club's commercial, operational and on-field elements and oversaw a $160 million stadium expansion. 

He left the Liverpool club in 2017. Ian Ayre is the CEO of Nashville SC of Major League Soccer.

James Grimes, Brentwood High School Apr 03, 2020
Four Way Speech Contest
NO MEETING- GOOD FRIDAY Apr 10, 2020
Club Business- Sarah Johnson Apr 17, 2020
CommunityService Award Presentation
Knox Brewer Apr 24, 2020
Saddle Up
Saddle Up
Kem Hinton May 01, 2020
Nashville Growth: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Nashville Growth: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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.

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State Senator Jack Johnson May 15, 2020

Jack Johnson is a member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 23. Johnson assumed office in 2007. Johnson's current term ends on November 8, 2022.

Johnson ran for re-election to the Tennessee State Senate to represent District 23. Johnson won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Johnson began serving as state Senate majority leader in 2018.Johnson graduated with his bachelor's degree in 1989 in education from Texas State University.

He is the senior vice president of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

NO MEETING- MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND May 22, 2020
Alberto Gonzales May 29, 2020
MLB In Nashville
Scholarship Committee Jun 05, 2020
Scholarship Recipients
Community Grants Jun 12, 2020
Tenative- Governor Bill Lee Jun 19, 2020
Installation Banquet- Richland Country Club Jun 25, 2020
NO MEETING FRIDAY, JUNE 26th
NO MEETING- JULY 4th Jul 03, 2020
Charles Grummon- India Update Jul 10, 2020
Ken Arney Jul 17, 2020
Regional Forester for the Southern Region of the U.S Forest Service
Larry Kain Jul 24, 2020
Golf Tournament Update
Brian Goss- Brentwood Fire Chief Jul 31, 2020
Fire Department Update
Scott Ramsey Aug 28, 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.

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