Nashville City Club members have a new advocate in Leanne Ogburn, a financial advisor and longtime member who is starting a three-year term on the club’s Board of Directors.
Leanne is a familiar face on the 20th floor. She participates in networking events, membership celebrations and extravaganzas and extends a welcoming hand to new members.
“She is a dynamite addition to the board,” says member Clayton Wraith, an attorney. “She is always reminding people about all the good things going on here and always advocating for the club.”
Networking and people skills also serve Leanne well as a financial advisor with AXA Advisors. She is marketing manager for Dallas George and George Financial, a Franklin firm that specializes in retirement planning, and adds her expertise in insurance-related and estate planning to the company’s mix.
While Leanne is well known around the club, less known is her new status as a martial artist. In 2012 she was awarded the Fourth Dan (degree) Certificate of Black Belt from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation out of Seoul, Korea. She and her husband run Martial Arts Ministries in Dickson.
Martial arts training helps in all aspects of life, including business, says Leanne, who also serves alongside her husband as Chaplain of the Dickson County Jail.
“The main thing you learn to fight against is all the negativity inside yourself. It’s about having more patience, love, forgiveness, discipline and perseverance,” Leanne says.
A NCC member since the mid-80s, Leanne brings to the table a solid understanding of the club’s membership. “I have a great rapport with members and know what their needs are and what their wants are,” she says. “I have a big heart for City Club members.”
Clayton Wraith says it shows.
“She is consistently friendly, a consummate professional and a great asset to the City Club,” he says. “Once she meets you she goes out of her way to interact with you and always introduces you to other members.
“Leanne embodies a lot of the qualities the City Club conveys,” Clayton says.