Board Members

Nashville Business Coalition


Our mission is to maintain a prosperous business environment by recruiting and supporting viable business-friendly candidates for countywide offices and hold them accountable by monitoring their votes on issues that minimize regulation or otherwise, limit business development. Nashville’s business community is a driver of the local economy. Business creates jobs and prosperity; government leaders create the legislative environment for that to occur. The Nashville Business Coalition applauds community leaders who choose to serve Nashville residents and businesses through elected office. Since 1999, the Coalition, a pro-business political action committee, has dedicated itself to electing business-friendly candidates who have made the long term economic vitality of Nashville a priority. These candidates understand the partnership that exists between the public and private sectors.



Nancy Stabell, Wood Stabell Law Firm – President, Treasurer Michelle Gaskin Brown, Amazon – Secretary Al Pramuk, Gresham Smith & Partners James Weaver, Holland & Knight Jim Schmitz, Elliott Davis


Catie Lane Bailey, Holland & Knight Adolpho Birch III, TN Titans & Nissan Stadium Charles Robert Bone, Spencer Fane Clay Crownover, American Builders Association Leesa LeClaire, Greater Nashville Hospitality Association Henry Menge, Fifth Generation Properties Matthew Scanlan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Kim Sasser Hayden, Comcast


Joseph Woodson, Executive Director, Ex Officio



Responsible fiscal policies help ensure the continued long-term prosperity for our community. Mandates and new regulations should be carefully considered so to minimize or eliminate barriers to prosperity. Maintaining our quality of life in Nashville contributes in a significant way to the creation of a business climate that will attract and retain workers. Investing in our current and developing new infrastructure to support our growth is essential to our continued prosperity as a community. Investing in and developing a regional multi-modal transit system with a dedicated funding base that meets the demands of our community’s growing needs is critical for workers, visitors and businesses. The Metro Nashville Airport is vital to continued prosperity and our future growth. Incentives are a vitally important tool in the Mayor’s arsenal to encourage business retention and recruitment to Davidson County and Middle Tennessee. Support and continued development of the Downtown core is essential to the development of Nashville and the Middle Tennessee region as it provides almost 80% of the Davidson County tax base. The immediate improvement of our public education system and making available to it the resources it needs for student achievement are vital. A vastly improved public education system is key to our being able to provide the 21st century workforce necessary to meet the needs of businesses. Higher education plays an important role in attracting and retaining students and future workers to our community. A balance between business and neighborhood needs is essential, particularly in zoning and planning issues, and the two groups should collaborate whenever possible on common interests and respectfully disagree on others. A willingness to entertain innovative ideas and use public/private partnerships to solve problems is essential to our staying in front of the pack of other cities who wake up every day trying to figure out how to get what we currently have. Public safety is a core function of government and is essential to achieving a prosperous community.

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  • 2019 Mayoral Forum

    Panelists include:
    Mayor David Briley
    Rep. John Ray Clemmons
    John Cooper, Metro Council At-Large

    Dr. Carol Swain

    Thursday, May 23, 2019
    7:30 am – Breakfast • 8:00 am – Program
    The Omni Nashville

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