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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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Valinda Burks

Board Chair


State Farm Insurance

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Julian Flournoy


Board Treasurer

Vice President/Community Development Officer

Wilson Bank and Trust

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Burley Nelson


Board Secretary

Senior Vice-President

Human Resources

Acceptance Insurance

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Herbert Brown

Young Professional President

Community & Citizenship Director

Turner Construction Company

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Shantavia Webb


Nashville Division

HR Leader
Kroger Nashville Division


Hon. Brenda Gilmore


Retired State Senator

Tennessee General Assembly

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Shawn Hurley


Regional Vice President
Enterprise Holdings


Derek Jones


Global EHS Director Amazon GSF and Retail

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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


Misha Maynard


Pastor of Operations
Cathedral of Praise

Church of God in Christ

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Dr. Shanna Jackson



Nashville State Community College

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DeWayne Scott



Karolyn Perry



Holland & Knight


Manuch Akbari


Retired College Professor


Davita Taylor


Chief Procurement Officer

Metropolitan Nashville

Airport Authority

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Brandon K. Thompkins



Smile Direct Club

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Pastor James McCarroll


Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church


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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Ann Hatcher


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Butch Spyridon



Nashville Convention and 

Visitors Bureau

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Valerie Franklin



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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Meshan Smith

Financial Strategist

Henderson Financial Group, LLC


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Chandra Vasser

Vice President/

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Nissan Group of the Americas


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Keishia Mashore


     HR Business Partner Director                    UPS/Midsouth District &

Delta Coast Territory   

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