Derek Young, Young Motivation Group, owner

Few people can help Non-Profit board members produce lasting change like Derek Young (DY). Over the past 50 years, he has sat in every proverbial seat around the Non-Profit service table.  He started his life as a non-profit service recipient, as the son of a single parent in the largest housing project in St. Louis, […]

Becky Harrell, Kraft CPAs, retired partner

Becky Harrell joined KraftCPAs in 1978.  She served as a member in the assurance department and the leader of the firm’s not-for-profit practice for over twenty years.  She retired from membership in the firm in 2013 but continues to work with KraftCPAs as a consultant and mentor. With a client base of more than 125 […]

Trace Blankenship, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, attorney,

Trace Blankenship is an attorney and one of the initial members of the Nashville-based law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC.  For over 20 years, he has regularly advised boards of directors, chief executives, and entrepreneurs on the strategy, structure, and execution of significant business transactions in the life of a company.  His practice focuses on […]

Joyce Searcy, Belmont University, Director of Community Relations

Born in Yazoo City, MS to an entrepreneurial family that founded the first Black hospital in the state, Joyce Espy Searcy is no stranger to hard work. At 17-years-old, she relocated to Nashville, TN to attend Fisk for her undergraduate degree and Peabody College of Vanderbilt for her graduate degree. She went on to a […]

Larry Bridgesmith, LegalAlignment LLC, CEO

Larry Bridgesmith J.D., is CEO of LegalAlignment LLC and a practicing lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been listed as one of America’s Best Lawyers, among the Leading Lawyers for American Businesses and SuperLawyer. Larry is a member of the International Academy of Mediators and a former member of the Dispute Resolution Section Council of […]

Liz Allen Fey, Strategy and Leadership, LLC, CEO

Liz Allen Fey is CEO of Strategy and Leadership, LLC, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Her work with corporations, organizations and communities builds on her 20 years of being a manager and leader as well as her 21 years of consulting and coaching work in music and arts, non-profits, associations, health care, construction, hospitality, finance, manufacturing, […]

Noah Spiegel, Spiegel Consulting, Principal

Noah E. Spiegel is a nonprofit consultant with over twenty-five years’ experience in nonprofit leadership. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he grew up in Portland, Maine, and—after living or working in over 40 states during his extensive opera stage management career—moved to Nashville, TN in 2012. Formed in 2016, Noah E. Spiegel Consulting enjoys a strong […]

Kim Carpenter Drake, Independent consultant

Kim Carpenter Drake is an Independent Consultant.  She was previously the vice president at Center for Nonprofit Management and worked with CNM as a consultant and educator. Kim has more than 25 years of experience working with nonprofit fundraising, branding and capacity building. During her career, Kim has focused on the development of new initiatives […]

Meredith Benton, The Healing Trust, Senior Program Officer

Meredith Benton has built a reputation on making non-profit & government agencies more effective at furthering their missions. Her career highlights include advising non-profits in 20+ states, running a state agency with 400+ employees & volunteers, & organizing a public health campaign that reduced mortality by 39 percent. She’s worked on both sides of the […]

Dayle Savage, Ed.D., Leadership and Organizational Studies consultant

Dayle A. Savage, EdD lives her life at the intersection of leadership and learning. She explains that she is originally from central Illinois but “grew up” in Nashville.  Music City has been her home for 30 plus years where she practices in the fields of talent management, learning and development, change leadership, and executive coaching. […]

Jonathan Cole, Baker Donelson, attorney and shareholder

Jonathan Cole focuses his practice on civil trial work, representing clients on all levels of state and federal court, administrative procedures, and in mediation/arbitration. He is listed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a Rule 31 mediator. Mr. Cole has significant experience representing national financial institutions and businesses in a wide variety of cases, including, […]

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