Board of Directors

Guiding the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and advancing our mission 

to provide direct services that impact and improve the lives of thousands in underserved communities across Middle Tennessee.

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Reginald Gardner

 

Board Chair
President/CEO

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Shantavia Webb

 

Nashville Division

HR Leader
Kroger Nashville Division

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Manuch Akbari

 

Retired College Professor
 

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Valinda Burks

Board Secretary

Agent/Owner

State Farm Insurance

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Julian Flournoy

 

Board Treasurer

Vice President 

Financial Center Manager
Fifth Third Bank 

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Hon. Brenda Gilmore

 

State Senator

Tennessee General Assembly

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Shawn Hurley

 

Regional Vice President
Enterprise Holdings

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Derek Jones

 

Global EHS Director Amazon GSF and Retail
Amazon

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Tom Jones

Senior Project Executive
Messer Constructions, Co.

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Catona Love

 

Sr. Human Resources Director
Comcast Inc., Big South Region | Tennessee Area

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Bishop Jerry L. Maynard

 

Senior Pastor 
Cathedral of Praise

Church of God in Christ

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Dr. Shanna Jackson

 

President

Nashville State Community College

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Burley Nelson

 

Senior Vice-President

Human Resources

Acceptance Insurance

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Dr. Michael T. Nettles

 

Senior Vice-President of 

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Policy Evaluation & Research Center Education Testing

Services

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Karolyn Perry

 

Associate

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

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Julia Settles

 

Project Manager

Leidos, Inc. 

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Davita Taylor

 

Chief Procurement Officer

Metropolitan Nashville

Airport Authority

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Brandon K. Thompkins

 

Associate

Smile Direct Club

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Pastor James McCarroll

 

Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church

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Grant Winrow

 Special Assistant to the President

Assistant Dean in Student Affairs

Tennessee State University

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Vamsi Polaverapu

 

Vice President

of Enterprise Technology

Jackson National Life Ins. Co.

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Jeffery T. Webster

 

President

JW3 Consulting

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Butch Spyridon

President

President/CEO

Nashville Convention and 

Visitors Bureau

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Valerie Franklin

 

AIA, NOMA, NCARB

Sr. Associate Project Manager

Moody Nolan

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Courtney McKibben

 

Manager/Energy for B&I

TVA Tennessee Valley Auth.

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Herbert Brown

Young Professional President

Community & Citizenship Director

Turner Construction Company

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