Joe Woolley, President
Joe Woolley is a consultant focusing on marketing and non-profit areas. He has worked in the field of marketing for non-profits for 7 years, and prior to that was a journalist for CBS News. He currently serves on the Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood Association and previously served on the Board of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. Joe also volunteers as a CASA (court appointed child advocate), for children removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. Joe was integral to the creation of "Night Out at the Ballet" and has hosted several community events. He and his husband Jim Schmidt have been involved in LGBT rights advocacy on a local and national level for more than a decade. Joe is a familiar and respected community leader in Nashville with an enviable sphere of influence. His action oriented leadership style is widely known for its ability to influence others as well as produce results.
Ron Snitker, Vice President
Ron Snitker, MBA, CEP, is Executive Director, Business Development, at Waller. Previously he was Director of Sales Marketing and Administration at UBS, where he also served as the co-chair of UBS Pride Americas, UBS's LGBT Employee Resource Group with over 700 members. Ron has 20 years of successful multi-functional experience in administrative and marketing-related roles specializing in marketing, administration, relationship management, business development, leadership, and event management. A proven leader in revenue growth and developing client relationships, Ron contributes to long-term customer sustainability and retention. He has more than fifteen years experience leading and motivating employees.
Ron holds dual MBAs from the Haas School of Business (University of California-Berkeley) and Columbia Business School, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a B.A. in Music Performance from the University of Iowa. He is a member and advisor of national and international professional organizations and has spoken at national and international conferences, including Out & Equal's Workplace Summit.
Ron is active with several local and national philanthropic causes. During nearly 20 years as a Nashville resident Ron has held positions, chaired events, or volunteered with Oasis Center, MT Lambda at MTSU, Nashville CARES, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville Symphony Guild, and Blair School of Music Guild. Ron is also a graduate of the Nashville Young Leaders Council. Ron and his husband, Doug Alexander, live in East Nashville.
Clayton Klutts, Treasurer
Clayton Klutts served as vice president of financial planning and analysis at Dollar General Corporation. Prior to joining Dollar General in 2002, he held financial and accounting positions in the retail, banking, communications and service sectors. He is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Clayton served as executive sponsor of Dollar General’s LGBT employee resource group, EQUAL, and was a founding member of the organization.
Taylor Wirth, Secretary
Taylor Wirth has served as a member of the board of directors since June 2015 and his term ends December 2018. Taylor is the current Secretary of the Chamber and serves on its Executive Governance Committee. Taylor focuses on maintaining the organization's books and records, assisting with contract and grant review and advising on other legal and corporate governance matters.
Taylor is an associate attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, and advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including securities offerings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Taylor holds his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.
Greg Cason, Member-At-Large
Greg Cason is a Regional Supplier Performance Manager at Nissan North America in the Purchasing department and the owner of Inspired Concepts and Events. He also serves as the Community Engagement Director of Nissan’s Business Synergy Team “GSAN” which stands for Gay Straight Alliance at Nissan, Treasurer of Nissan’s Multi Cultural Business Synergy Team and a board member of Common Ground Cooperative which is a non-profit organization supporting children with learning disabilities.
Greg received his Bachelor’s Degree at Tennessee State University and a Masters of Business Administration degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He is often seen volunteering within the Nashville and LGBT community including Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity, Nashville Pride, Nashville Black Pride, Atlanta Pride, Nashville CARES, Just Us, Gay Softball World Series, and much more.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, four grandkids and his husband, Landry Boyle. When asked why he volunteers so much of his time, he states, “I give because I know what it feels like to be without."
Jack Davis, Member-At-Large
Jack Davis is the Founder and CEO of JD Events and Festivals. His company strives to create long lasting festivals that support the communities we love. Jack develops and manages all facets of special events, specifically marketing, promotion, production, strategic planning and sponsorship sales. JD Events and Festivals is involved in events that bring people together, inspire them, and stimulate their minds. Jack started in arena management and moved to outdoor festivals and concerts with JD Events and Festivals in 2014.
Donna Drehmann, Member-At-Large
Donna is a customer experience expert with over 20 years of handling customer complaints and measuring Net Promoter Score. Currently Director of Customer Experience & Training at Postmates, she is thrilled to also have ownership of the social customer care team, getting a first hand view of how customers interact with the brand.
While at Change Healthcare, she was one of the founders of SPEAK - their diversity & inclusion program serving over 5000 onsite and remote employees. As Membership Committee chair for our Chamber she successfully ran our #strivefor300 membership campaign last year putting us in position to win additional grants and the coveted Chamber of the Year award.
A born and bred New Yorker, Donna has been a Nashville resident for over 20 years, always active in the community through board service -- The Belcourt Theatre, CABLE, AMA - Nashville Chapter, and through event work for Nashville CARES and Nashville Humane Association.
Deb Grant, Member-At-Large
Joyce McDaniel, Member-At-Large
Joyce is a founding partner of The Ferrell McDaniel Company, an association management and PAC development firm. In 1997, Joyce started two businesses, Perennial Services Management, offering consulting, event planning and management and Perennial Services Network, a company that provides non-medical personal services to the elderly.
Prior to entering into small business, Joyce was Administrative Assistant to State Senator Anna Belle Clement O'Brien for 11 years. During that time, she also served as Press Secretary for the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Sara McManigal, Member-At-Large
Sara McManigal is the Vice President of Talent and Organizational Development at LeanKit. Prior to LeanKit, Sara was the Director of Talent at Emma, an email marketing company based in Nashville. Sara helped Emma grow from a seven-person startup to a trusted name in technology with more than 45,000 customers.
Sara's knack for understanding what it takes to grow a business and her natural ability to connect with people have made her an integral part of her employers' continued success.
David McMurry, Member-At-Large
David McMurry is the co-Founder of MADTOWN360, Madison’s NEW small business merchant association. Prior to creating a new business alliance, he was a longtime member and past-president of the Madison-Rivergate Area Chamber as well as an active board member of the Nashville LGBT Chamber and Historic Nashville, Inc.
In 2016 he was appointed to the Nashville Convention Center Authority by Mayor Megan Barry. “David has generously served the Nashville community for years and we are very excited to have him join the Convention Center Authority,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of the Music City Center. “His enthusiasm and experience in sales, management and customer service make him a perfect fit and we look forward to having his valuable insight and expertise.”
Amy Parker, Member-At-Large
Kanitha Pope, Member-At-Large
Kanitha Pope is a native of Nashville, TN. She studied Health Sciences at Tennessee State University, followed by receiving her Masters in Public Health at TSU. She currently works for HCA's TriStar Network as a Behavioral Health Clinical Specialist. Kanitha has a heart for people, and strives to pull the best out of each individual she encounters. She believes that if we take Pride in our Love towards one another our world would be a more compassionate place.
Bob Rehley, Member-At-Large
Terry Vo, Member-At-Large
Rhonda Weatherford, Member-At-Large
Rhonda is a licensed general contractor and the owner of Because Home Matters, a home renovation company specializing in home additions & remodeling. She is also a founding partner of Weatherford Enterprises, a local real estate development firm. Prior to starting her own business, she served as Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President of Global Operations with responsibilities for Asian & European operations for a publicly traded Supply Chain Logistics firm. She has held previous leadership and board positions with The University of Tennessee Haslam School of Business Advisory Board, Holy Trinity Community Church, The LGBT Center, and The EWGA Executive Women’s Golf Association. She currently serves on The Southern Growth Policy Board as Special Advisor to the Governor, State of Tennessee.
Rhonda has extensive experience living abroad while managing multicultural teams, speaks multiple languages, and spent her EMBA residency in Warsaw. Rhonda resides in East Nashville with her wife Jenny and two fur babies.