Big awards, expanded programs highlight 2012 at NCC

Posted on Jan 3, 2013

Big awards, expanded programs highlight 2012 at NCC

Jan 3, 2013

Managing Director Chris Weinberg accepts new two-year term

The Nashville City Club ended 2012 with a string of major accomplishments and starts 2013 with a new two-year commitment from Managing Director Chris Weinberg, a new board president and a new board member.

George Armistead, known to most as “Big George,” reviewed the highlights of 2012 at the annual membership celebration and board elections in December.

Under Weinberg and a dedicated staff, NCC has become more visible in the Nashville market, recruited younger members and reached out to community and non-profit groups.

Renovations to the ballroom and the members’ dining room made a top downtown destination even more appealing, and NCC won three 2012 Toast of Music City awards: Best Place to Get Married, Best Breakfast and Best View of the City.

The club expanded its Young Executive events, added Vanderbilt tailgating parties, started an official Toastmasters chapter and recruited runners for weekly marathon training. It added important partnerships with eSpaces, TPAC and Club 501 at Bridgestone Arena.

Club leadership retains many familiar faces though in different positions. Barry Moody (shown above), an executive vice president and senior investment advisor for Pinnacle Asset Management, replaces Bill Sites, VP at Ward-Potts, Inc., as Board President. R. Stephen Richards, President & CEO of Richards & Richards Office Record Management, is the new secretary; Mac Johnston, the chief investment officer for Pinnacle Financial Partners, is the new treasurer.

Leanne Ogburn, a longtime Nashville City Club member and financial advisor with AXA, is the newest board member. She works with Dallas George and George Financial, a Franklin firm that specializes in retirement planning.

Three board members whose three-year terms were expiring “re-upped” for another term: Bill Sites; Francis Guess, a senior advisor at Seigenthaler Public Relations and former executive vice president of management and investment firm The Danner Co.; and Kathleen Calligan, CEO of the Better Business Bureau in Nashville.

Moving forward, the Nashville City Club goals include expanded programs, value creation for membership as well as opportunities for business, professional and philanthropic growth.

“There are bright times ahead for the club,” George says. “We’re one big family up here.”

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