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202 Summit View Drive
Brentwood, TN 37207
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President Durward Blanks is a REALTOR/Broker with The Oxford Company of Middle TN. With offices in Leiper's Fork, The Oxford Comany is a full service real estate company, representing area builders as well as indiviual clients. Durward has extensive educatiion and experience in several areas of real estate, including Luxury Homes, First time buyers, and is a Certified Short-Sale Professional. In additin his real estate practice he is involved with several other business interest. After so many guest appearances on local radio station WAKM 950 AM, Durward was asked to be co-host for the SPOTLIGHT on SPRING HILL program every Monday morning., which he has done for the last year. Recently, Durward began a BlogTalkRadio program and expects to have a full time internet radio station in operation by Christmas 2010. The current internet radio program is broadcast weekly is inspirational and motivational, with guest that have achieved lifetime dreams, or made a remarkable difference in other lives. Durward has also been a professional Santa Claus for over 20 years. His goal is to make at least one person smile every day. Listen to the internet broadcast at The Summit Lounge and for your real estate needs visit the RealtySanta
Vice President of Education Kristopher Fisher is currently employed within the financial services industry as a regional manager of an insurance company. He and his wife, Danita just celebrated their eleventh wedding anniversary in March of this year. He is the proud father of a nine-year-old son, Daylen Kristopher.
Immediate Past President Andrew Callaghan is a business consultant at Crowe Horwath, a top 10 public accounting and consulting firm. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Andrew has lived the majority of his life in Nashville, apart from a six-month experience living abroad as a student of International Management in Belgium.
Marie Garner has dedicated her life to helping people get healthy and stay healthy. In 2007, she launched her own personal training company, Elite Performance. She has helped over 300 people lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Marie is currently creating wellness programs for small businesses and church organizations. Not only does Marie provide a service, but she also works independently with Ardyss International, a unique wellness company providing reshaping garments and nutrition supplements that help with weight loss, back pain, and nutritional deficiencies. She is an true believer in "green living" and holistic medicine; and enjoys organizing community events to combat obesity. Her love for public speaking started in high school. Marie won numerous speech contests, and challenged herself all the way to become a Zone Winner. She graduated in 2008 from MTSU with a BBA in Entrepreneurship and became a certified personal trainer in 2006. Marie is also a member of NASP and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Marie has one son and is an active member at Bethel World Outreach
Barbara Stewart is the owner and Managing Director of shapingHR, LLC, an independent HR consulting firm, that focuses on a broad range of HR services and training products targeted at helping employers ensure compliance and to better manage and develop their human capital to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Barb’s client base is not industry-specific, and client size ranges from 20 to 2,000 employees.
Julie Lewis Julie is a healthcare consultant in the strategic planning department at Brim Healthcare. Previously, she worked for Community Health Systems in a marketing and PR role after overseeing the grand opening of HCA’s Skyline Medical Center as the marketing and PR director. Julie moved to Nashville in 1996 to start a career in healthcare and worked for a hospital billing company following a successful sales experience in Alabama as an account representative for a Fortune 500 company.
Cindy Houston Hazen (founding member) enjoys over 25 years of involvement in the sales field, starting at 8 years old selling Girl Scout cookies, and continuing through her 20 years as a “road warrior” sales representative for three different companies.
In 1999, Sales Executives was launched by Cindy and her partner to address a deep void in the Middle Tennessee market--the lack of recruitment firms specializing only in sales. Sales Executives experienced a warm welcome from local corporate clients that quickly expanded the firm into a national recruiting firm. Today, Sales Executives offers recruiting services throughout the US in many different industries. The specialty is sales and management and the goal is matching the right sales professional to the right job with the right company.
For more information about Cindy's business, visit www.sales-executives.com
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