Big Brothers Big Sisters 2013 board members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has named its executive committee and board of directors for 2013. Officers include: President Stan Snipes, XMI Commercial Real Estate; President-Elect Tom Price, Price CPAs; Past President Sandy Draper, Wirtgen America; Vice President Cynthia Whitfield, Allstate Insurance; Secretary Sally Holland, Caterpillar Financial Services; Treasurer Thomas McDaniel, McDaniel, Boyle; and Community Liaison Sadie Rosson.

Other board members serving for 2013 are: Karen Ahern, Fifth Third Bank; Renee Behrman-Greiman, Modern Management; Sidney Chambers, Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.; Brian Collins, CCA; Anne Corrao, Nissan North America; James Crumlin, Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC; Brian Donnelly, Brown & Brown of Tennessee; Greg Greenwell, TotalPrint; Sara Jo Houghland, Comcast; Matt Knight, First Tennessee Advisory Services; Lauren Lane, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity; Carolyn Loudenslager, Dell; Thomas McDaniel; Michael Moore, Synergy Business Environments; Matt Nicholson, Turner Universal; Ralph Ockenfels, Tennessee Titans; Lucius Outlaw, Jr., Vanderbilt University; Benson Sloan, Healthspring; Charles Story, ECS Group, Inc.; Thomas Shumate IV, Kay, Griffin, Enkema & Colbert, PLLC; and D.J. Wootson, Dollar General Corporation.

Despite some significant funding cuts, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee served 2,100 Middle Tennessee children in 2012 with a one-to-one mentor in their lives.

The Interim CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is Mary E. Walker. The primary administrative offices are located at 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130 in Nashville. To better serve children, the agency also has satellite offices in Murfreesboro, Ashland City and Springfield. To learn more, visit <www.mentorakid.org> or call 615-329-9191.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.

Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children with screened volunteer mentors, and then monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety, recruitment and training of mentors, and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson county as well as Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Hickman, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, and Wilson counties. To better serve children, the agency also has satellite offices in Murfreesboro, Ashland City and Springfield.

The primary offices are located at 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130 in Nashville. For more info, visit www.mentorakid.org or call 615-329-9191.