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 is 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 serves 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 is an associate attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC, and advises clients on a variety of corporate matters including securities offerings, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Taylor works with public companies on initial exchange listings and regulatory compliance with the NYSE and NASDAQ. He works across a variety of industries including manufacturing, financial services and REITs. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, he practiced in the Nashville office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. Taylor serves on the firm's LGBT affinity group and is a member of the Stonewall Bar Association.
A recent transplant from Southern California, Taylor holds his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law and his B.A. from the University of California Los Angeles.
Taylor serves on the Executive and Governance Committees of the Chamber.
Greg Cason, Member-At-Large
Greg Cason is a senior buyer at Nissan North America. Greg is the President of the Business Synergy Team, GSAN (Gay Straight Alliance of Nissan). On behalf of Nissan, he does outreach with the entire LGBT community including Pride, Black Pride, CARES, O&AN, Just Us, and more.
Jack Davis, Member-At-Large
Donna Drehmann, Member-At-Large
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 Director of Talent at Emma, an email marketing company based in Nashville. For the past ten years, Sara has helped Emma grow from a seven-person startup to a trusted name in technology with more than 45,000 customers. Sara’s worn many hats, but currently she oversees all of Emma’s recruiting efforts and the professional development of over 100 employees.
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 Emma’s continued success.
David McMurry, Member-At-Large
Amy Parker, Member-At-Large
Kanitha Pope, Member-At-Large
Bob Rehley, Member-At-Large
Terry Vo, Member-At-Large
Rhonda Weatherford, Member-At-Large