Alan Thompson is a Vice President at Ragan Smith Associates, Inc. He has 25 years of experience in land development consulting with specialized knowledge in landscape architecture including urban land planning, zoning entitlements, landscape design, innovative storm water design and sustainable site design.
Steve BlumeIncoming President, After Hours Team Leader
Steve Blume is an Allstate agency owner in Bellevue. Steve sees the growth and enjoys experiencing the excitement surrounding our dynamic community. His role as incoming president will enable him to share this feeling and help recruit new businesses. Steve grew up in West Nashville and graduated from Hillwood High School, so his roots are strong.
Diana Cook joined Hopkins-Page, Certified Public Accountants, after a time in corporate finance, desiring more diverse accounting experience. As a CPA, her role includes conducting audits, the preparation of individual and business tax returns, and bookkeeping work for both not-for-profit and for-profit clients. Diana has enjoyed living in Bellevue for the last thirteen years and wants to give back to the community through her involvement with the Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce.
Chad CrowSecretary, Economic Development Team Leader, Crawfish Boil Team Leader
Chad Crow, a Bellevue resident since 1988, is a project manager for American Constructors, Inc, based in Nashville TN. Chad graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007 and he, his wife and 3 boys reside in Bellevue. Chad serves as Secretary on the Executive Board. His focus for the Chamber is to promote business growth, further awareness of the Economic Development Committee and help ensure Bellevue continues to be a great place to grow a family.
Amanda JonesImmediate Past President, Women of the VUE Team Leader
Amanda Jones is the branch manager at the Regions branch in Belle Meade. This is her fifth year on the board and is currently the immediate past president of the Chamber. The busy mom of 2, Amanda loves the chamber for the connections that she has made and the personal growth that has come from being on the board.
Andrew Coulton serves as the Vice President of Westgate Commercial where he provides commercial real estate brokerage, investment and consulting services for clients throughout the country. He also owns Watercorp, a private label bottled water company, and is a National Account Executive for Ambactus Group, an Atlanta-based natural foods consulting and sales firm. Andrew is a native West Nashvillian and moved to Bellevue with his wife Kelsey and dog Dr. Stubbs in 2016.
Robin Dillon is a senior account executive for FW Publishing, LLC (Nashville Scene, NFocus and Nashville Post). Robin partners with local companies to build awareness of their products/services, expand their client/customer/patient base, and grow their ROI through innovative print, digital and event solutions. As a long-term Bellevue resident, Robin is serving on the board to give back to the community by offering her professional expertise in media and nonprofit fundraising to help shape and fund our future growth and sustainability.
Sandra Harris is the Senior Partnership Manager at PENCIL where she manages PENCIL Partners, Literacy Partners and other potential PENCIL-related volunteer programs within the southwest quadrant of Metro Nashville Public Schools. Honored to be invited to serve on the BHCC Board of Directors, Sandra is dedicated to Bellevue and is committed to being of service to her community. Sandra has a BA in Communications from the University of West Florida. She is also a professional actor and voice-over talent as well as, “person to Guinevere, the very curious Calico Cat.”
Gloria Hausser has focused her entire career on helping small businesses succeed and communities thrive. First in economic development targeting companies who would bring good jobs and invest in the community. She worked with chambers, elected officials, statewide developers, and business leaders to create and implement plans focused on immediate and long-term needs. As a commercial lender she helped businesses acquire the funding they needed to succeed. As a business owner and consultant, she helps businesses determine what they need to reach their goals, identify ways to improve, and attract the best funding. In addition to the chamber board Gloria serves on her HOA board and various non-profit boards, volunteers for TPAC and AWAKE, and is the fundraising chair for the Red Caboose Park Rebuild. Her bachelor’s degree is from UTC and her MBA from Brenau University.
Doug Jahner is a Business Banker with 20 years banking experience, specializing in business financing needs for business owners and real estate investors, both residential and commercial. He enjoys serving on The Chamber Board as a way of giving back to the community, and enjoys the many relationships that he has built from the Chamber.
Lori Knerr and her family opened Bellevue MediSpa in 2009 – she is the GM and laser operator for the business. She has BSBA from Union University in Jackson TN and her first job out of college was for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, so she definitely has experience and a desire to be involved in the BHCC. She was in sales and marketing for 15 years prior to opening the business. She is married to Barry and has 2 children, Sam who is a Senior at UT and Bailey who is a Junior at UK. She has lived in the Bellevue area for 20 years and is excited to be a part of the BHCC and the growth and new opportunities for the area. She is currently serving as the Team Leader for the BHCC Ambassadors.
Jim Plasko is the Founding Partner of Beyond Asset Management. His firm is dedicated to personal relationships of service, support, and leadership with his clients in the areas of comprehensive financial planning, advice, insurance and investments. He works with businesses and individuals.
Wyatt Rampy is the president of Poplar Hill Realty Company which opened in January 2004. Poplar Hill is a residential brokerage serving the Middle Tennessee market. His background was primarily in banking, first with Sovran Bank and later with Bankers Trust. Wyatt has been an active member of the chamber for years and served as President in 2016-17. He also serves as a deacon in his church and on the board of directors for Nashville Christian School. He has been married to Wendy since 1997.
Heather Sisemore is a REALTOR® with Parks Realty, Charlotte Avenue office. Heather’s diverse background in communications, marketing, and social media has made her an asset to the Bellevue Harpeth Chamber Board. Heather’s real estate scope spans from residential to urban core development. Before beginning her real estate career Heather served as the Director of Communications and Marketing at St. Paul Christian Academy and in Admissions at Nashville Christian School. Heather is a mother of three: Cade (15), Julia Belle (14), and Conner (11). Most week nights you can find her cheering on her children, nieces, and nephews at their sporting events at Nashville Christian School. Heather is passionate about serving her community and has called Bellevue home for the past 17 years.
Jacob Tippets “A rising tide lifts all ships…” Marketing, advertising, promotions, and sales have been the lifeblood of Jacob’s career for over fifteen years. At OFRS, he brings his experience, passion for progress, and enthusiasm into everything he does, and keeps his projects innovative, on the cutting edge, and relevant. As a chamber board member, Jacob plans to focus these attributes on improving the local business community in an area where he not only works, but where he raises his family.
Ryan Williams is Vice President of Williamz Constructors, licensed general contractors in Nashville, and custom home builders. Williamz Constructors specializes in whole home renovations and additions, a full service, one stop shop contractor. Ryan is on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce, because he loves Bellevue. He was born and raised here and feels it is also good business! Helping our community grow and prosper helps his business grow and prosper! Ryan’s goal is to be Nashville’s premier contractor, and would like to earn the communities trust, adding to the trust of the rest of the Nashville community.