September 2017 Around Town


Leadership Brentwood, a leadership development program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, recently announced its Class of 2018. Twenty community members were selected based on their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to the city and the surrounding area.

The Class of 2018 members are:

  • Glenn Allison, Vice President of Information Technology, Tractor Supply Company
  • Amanda Blanck, Managing Partner, Deviate
  • Chris Cummins, Chief Networking Officer, The Cummins Group
  • Kathy Dooley-Smith, Substitute Teacher, Williamson County Schools
  • Brian Evans, Vice President of Human Resources, Tractor Supply Company
  • Chris Foley, Chief Financial Officer, Tennessee Department of Education
  • Randy Gibson, Chief Strategy Officer and President International, Gresham, Smith & Partners
  • Cindy Harrison, Project Manager, Metro Nashville Parks & Recreation Greenways
  • David Hopkins, Middle Tennessee Market Regional President, First Citizens National Bank
  • Darren Kennedy, Principal, Grassland Middle School
  • David Kumatz, Assistant General Counsel, AIG/American General
  • Deanna Lambert, Community Relations Director, City of Brentwood
  • Jeanne Natwick, Marketing Manager, Brentwood Academy
  • Kacy Pendergrass, Vice President Commercial Lending, Reliant Bank
  • Jennifer Shepard, Financial Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Brian Shore, Director Financial Planning & Analysis, PathGroup
  • Kelly Smith, Consultant, Lighthouse Counsel
  • Tom Tunnicliffe, Account Manager, Data Blue
  • David Windrow, Assistant Chief, City of Brentwood Fire & Rescue
  • Reid Zwickel, Principal, TM Partners

“This year’s applicants bring a diverse set of backgrounds that will create a valuable learning experience,” says Paul Demastus, Leadership Brentwood’s board chair. “The quality, character and reputation of this year’s class is very impressive and represents the very best of our community. We look forward to seeing them use their leadership skills to make a significant impact on the Brentwood community and beyond.”

Leadership Brentwood identifies leaders from the civic, educational, government, religious and business communities who will use the principles learned to leave a lasting legacy on the Brentwood community. The nine-month program includes an overnight retreat in August, seven daylong study/discussion sessions, planned community service projects, and a concluding session and graduation in April. Class members discuss topics pertaining to business, education, entertainment and media, history, government and quality of life.


The Delek Fund for Hope will present The Nashville Tournament for Hope, September 26-28. Venues across Middle Tennessee will host a golf tournament, sporting clays, a pheasant hunt and a concluding celebration and auction. Registration and sponsorship information is available online at

This year’s Tournament beneficiaries includes, The Pencil Foundation, Down Syndrome Association Middle TN, Nashville Children’s Alliance, Junior Achievement of Middle TN, National Wild Turkey Federation, United Cerebral Palsy, Tennessee PGA, The First Tee/Tennessee Golf Foundation, Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, American Lung Association in Tennessee, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Foundation, Akiva School and Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee.

Brentwood-based Delek US Holdings, Inc., is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. The Delek Fund for Hope was established in 2008 to support charities in communities where Delek employees and customers live and work.

Business News & Notes … Brentwood-based Quorum Health announced that Robert A. Vento has been appointed as president and CEO of Quorum Health Resources (QHR). At the same time, John Maher to COO of QHR.