Nancy Leach Named 2013 NBJ Women of Influence Finalist

EO Nashville’s Nancy Leach is a finalist for the NBJ Women of Influence in the Entrepreneur category.   EO Sponsor Beth Alexander with CapStar was named in the Community Supporter Category. 

Nashville Business Journal

January 11, 2013

By Eric Synder, Managing Editor

NBJ names 2013 Women of Influence finalists

The Nashville Business Journal is pleased to name the finalists for our 2013 Women of Influence Awards.

Winners in each of nine categories will be named March 1 during an awards luncheon at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Finalists and winners will be profiled in a special section in the March 1 print edition of the Nashville Business Journal.

Congratulations to the following:

Community Supporter

Beth Alexander, Vice President for Private Banking, Investor and Community Relations, CapStar Bank

Betty Lou Burnett, Senior Executive Recruiter, The Search Firm Inc.

Kendra Cooke, Realtor, Bob Parks Realty

Sue Herrman, Vice President, Client Executive, InfoWorks, Inc.

Kay West, Freelance Writer and Board Member for the Nashville Farmers' Market

Company Executive

Teresa Bult, Managing Partner, Constangy Brooks & Smith

Lori Copeland, Chief Financial Officer, Aegis Health Group

Sharon Edwards, Chief Financial Officer, Willis North America Inc.

Rebecca Paul Hargrove, President and CEO, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.

Brittany Lorenzi, CFO/Principal, Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone

Amy Seigenthaler Pierce, President, Seigenthaler Public Relations

Nancy Schultz, Vice President, Office Leader, North Highland

Becky Stoll, Vice President, Crisis & Disaster Management, Centerstone

Teresa Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP

Cristina Welhoelter, Vice President of Sales, Western Express


Mary Anne Howland, President and CEO, Ibis Communications

Nancy Leach, President and CEO, Facility Planners

Sharon Reynolds, President and CEO, DevMar Products LLC

Linda Schipani, President, CEO and Owner, Clinical Research Associates Inc.

Company Manager

Linda Norman, Senior Associate Dean for Academics, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Carolyn Schott, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Dynamic Duo

Joyce Lavery, CEO, Executive Director, Safe Haven Family Shelter

Trey Lipman, Special Projects Director, Safe Haven Family Shelter


Deb George, Principal, Palmer Solutions

Kristine LaLonde, Associate Professor of Honors, Coordinator of Leadership Studies, Belmont University

Gail Vaughn Ashworth, Member, Wiseman Ashworth Law Group PLC

Nonprofit Leader

Diane Hayes, Executive Director, Young Leaders Council Inc.

Sue Fort White, Executive Director, Our Kids Inc.

Valerie Wynn, Founder, Executive Director, The Mary Parrish Center

Public Policy

Laurie Lee, Executive Director, Benefits Administration, State of Tennessee

Lisa Quigley, Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Jim Cooper


Christy Crider, Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

Sue Earnest, Director, Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone

Vali Forrister, Producing Artistic Director, Actors Bridge Ensemble Theatre


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