Insights & Views

in a crisis

These Nashville CEOs shared insight on how their organizations have responded and pivoted since the pandemic.

As part of our work in economic development and crisis response, Blueprint Creative launched this Nashville CEO podcast series featuring 19 area leaders who each shared how their organizations responded and pivoted in response to COVID-19. For Cindy Baier, CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, her organization faced the daunting task of literally transforming the business overnight. Brookdale has more than 800 communities around the country. DeVan Ard, Chairman & CEO of Reliant Bank,

shared how community banking made a comeback as more businesses sought out PPP loans. These CEOs represent a range of industries across Nashville from healthcare and technology to non-profit and hospitality. Each of these industries face unique challenges across the board, and leaders all across the country are gleaning from best practices to ensure that their industries are sustainable in this new norm. Tune into the series for an interesting discussion.

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Brookdale Senior Living

Cindy Baier

Reliant Bank

DeVan Ard

Tuck Hinton

Mary Roskilly

IBFF Nashville

Hazel Smith-Joyner

Hashed Health

John Bass

YWCA Nashville

Sharon Roberson

Camel Express

Read Hauck

Jump Crew

Robert Henderson

XOi Technologie

Aaron Salow

Reed Public Relations

Lauren Reed

Just Love Coffee

Rob Webb

Center for Nonprofit Management

Tari Hughes

STARS Nashville

Rodger Dinwiddie

Eat Well Nashville

Spencer Donaldson

Absolute Wireless Tennessee

Robert Hartline

KGV Studios

Kelly Magill

Initial State

Jamie Bailey


Buddy Teaster

Energy Lighting Services

Jason Duncan

Nashville CEO Podcast