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Vision Statement

To connect, develop, and inspire Catholic Professionals to live their faith at work, at home, and in their community.

Adopted April 20, 2009

Mission Statement

Providing opportunities for Catholic Professionals to engage in fellowship, catechesis, service, and philanthropy.

Adopted April 20, 2009

Tag Line

Empowering        Faith

Fulfilling              Work

Improving            Life

Operational Statements

  • We embrace everyone; regardless of faith, title, or employment.
  • When networking we conduct ourselves with professional courtesy and respect.
  • We support the Diocese of Nashville

Board of Directors

  • Drew RodgersDrew Rodgers – First Tennessee Bank (President, 2017)
    Andrew (Drew) Rodgers is a Senior Vice President of the Commercial banking department at First Tennessee Bank with over 14 years of experience of client and loan portfolio management in the Middle Tennessee banking marketplace. Since becoming a relationship manager in 2006, Drew has managed a diverse portfolio of client relationships, including Government and Municipal relationships as well as non-governmental not for profit and for profit companies. Drew joined First Tennessee Bank in April, 2010 after spending the previous 7 years with SunTrust Bank in various positions within the Commercial Banking department, but primarily as a Relationship and Portfolio Manager. Prior to moving to Middle TN in 2003, Drew attended Millsaps College in Jackson, MS where he earned a Master’s of Business Administration (Concentration in Management). Drew’s undergraduate degree is from Auburn University where he graduated in August, 2002 with a B.S.B.A and a major in Management Information Systems. Drew was born in Nashville, TN, and baptized at Christ the King, but raised in Birmingham, AL where he attended Our Lady of Sorrows (1994) and John Carroll Catholic High School (1998). Drew is married to Corey Rodgers, also a Nashville native and graduate of Christ the King (1994) and Father Ryan (1998). Drew and Corey have 4 children; Thomas (9), Sarah Jane (7), Daniel (5) and Meredith (3). Drew is an active member of Christ the King, where his two oldest children attend school.
  • Steve Horvath – C3 Consulting Steve Horvath c3(Vice President)
    Steve has over 15 years of experience delivering transformative, results-driven change to Fortune 500 and growth organizations.  He is a Managing Consultant in the Healthcare Practice for c3/consulting, where he specializes in helping clients align strategy, product, technology, and operations and execute key initiatives.  Prior to c3, he spent 5 years serving as a missionary for FOCUS, the Fellowship Catholic University of Students, which included launching the chapter of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity at the University of Nebraska and bringing FOCUS to Vanderbilt University.  Amidst the swirl of daily life, Steve strives to keep Jesus Christ at the center and is passionate about the Catholic Church, especially in the areas of evangelization, apologetics, discipleship, and developing intentional communities.  Steve graduated with Distinction from the University of Virginia and has a bachelor’s degree in Systems and Information Engineering.  He lives in West Nashville with his wife, Katie, and son, Patrick, and they are parishioners at St. Henry.
  • Tom Boles – CPA (retired) Tom BolesCSPM (Treasurer)
    Tom is a retired member of the firm of KraftCPAs PLLC, a regional firm of accountants and consultants headquartered in Nashville, TN, where he served for over forty years as an assurance services member and business growth advisor. Tom has a BS degree in Commerce from the Bowling Green College of Commerce where he majored in accounting. In addition to serving on the board and treasurer of the Catholic Business League, he is a member of the finance board of Holy Family Catholic Church, Brentwood, Tennessee. He also serves on the board of Tennessee Right to Life as treasurer of the Tennessee Right to Life Education Fund. Tom is also chairman of the finance board of the Braxton Homeowners Association, Ashland City, Tennessee. Tom’s family consists of three daughters, Linda, Nashville, TN; Katie, Huntsville, AL and Betsy, St. Louis, MO and seven grandchildren. Tom can often be found on the lake close to his condo or attending a school or performance or sporting function with his grandchildren.
  • Kimber L. Barton, CFP®, AIF® – Brentwood Financial Partners (Secretary)#1A
    Kimber is a Senior Partner with Brentwood Financial Partners. Drawing on 21 years’ experience, He works with families and businesses offering financial planning, investment advisory services and Retirement Plan consulting. He has a BS from Murray State University, where he was a finance major. In addition to serving on the board of the Catholic Business League, he is a member of the St. Henry Church Men’s club and volunteers with Junior Achievement Nashville and Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Kimber is a member of St. Henry Parish and resides in the West Meade area of Nashville with his wife of 28 years, Cheri. Their family includes two daughters, Diana, 24 (UT graduate and working in public relations locally) and Chrissy, 21 (senior at Mississippi State.) Kimber offers securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member, a Registered Investment Adviser. He is located at 5409 Maryland Way, Suite 140, Brentwood TN 37027 and can be reached at 615-301-5050. For residents of CA, FL, GA, KS, MO, NC, NY, TN, and VA.
  • Dwayne Keller – Vizient (Past President)Dwayne_Keller_10-2016_KB2218 bio pic
    Dwayne served as the President of the Catholic Business League during the years 2015-2016 and brings more than 25 years’ experience in executive leadership positions, with over 10 years in healthcare. He is responsible for business development and delivery of Vizient’s largest, most complex consulting engagements, as well as leading its Performance Management Office (PMO).  Prior to joining Vizient, Dwayne served as COO of Healthcare Performance Partners, a premier Lean Healthcare consulting firm acquired by Vizient.  He has led a variety of projects to include Lean transformation, strategy deployment, and Lean-led facilities design connected to each organization’s business case.  His breadth of experience combined with a deep understanding of Lean allows Dwayne to effectively mentor client executive and senior leadership teams through the Lean transformation process. His executive-level consulting experience includes working with companies such as HCA, Vanderbilt, and Denver Health, as well as numerous small and medium size hospitals.  He is an adjunct instructor at Belmont University, guest lecturer at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, and an executive faculty member and instructor for Belmont University’s Lean Healthcare Certificate Course.  Dwayne received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.
  • Bob Wanucha – Lumina FoodsWanucha
    Bob is the Director of Learning and Development for Lumina Foods (Hunt Brothers Pizza) based in Nashville, TN.  Prior to this assignment, Bob held senior leadership roles in a variety of sales, marketing and training assignments with two large global consumer product companies.  Originally from Ohio, Bob earned a B.S.B.A (Marketing) from The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!).  Bob is married (Jennifer) and blessed with three children; Grace (17), Nathan (14), and Emma (10) attending Father Ryan and St Henry Catholic Schools.  Bob completed Cursillo Fall 2015, a Third-Degree Knight of Columbus, Eucharistic Minister and active member of St Henry Men’s Club.  Bob discovered the Catholic Business League while in transition between jobs and prior to joining the Board served as the St Henry CBL Parish Representative.  Please feel free to connect with Bob via LinkedIn and forward any suggestions to improve the marketing and promotion of our Nashville Catholic Business League here in Middle Tennessee.
  • Jeremy Bisceglia – Morgan Stanley
  • Betty Lou Burnett – Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Jim McIntyre – Father Ryan High School
  • Vic WesleyVic Wesley – XO Communications
    Vic is a graduate of St. Edward and Father Ryan and has a BBA from MTSU. He has 30+ years of technology sales experience and leads a sales team locally with XO Communications (soon to merge with Verizon). The company provides secure private data networking, cloud connectivity, unified communications, voice, and internet solutions to businesses.He is a member of St. Henry parish and resides in West Meade with his wife of 30 years, Susan. They have four children who attended St. Cecilia and Father Ryan high schools before attending various colleges including Xavier, LSU and Saint Louis. He has previously served on Parish Council, Finance committee, Men’s Club, as well as Engaged Couples and Search programs. In addition to Catholic Business League he serves on the Board for Nashville Catholic Wrestling, and is a past Board member for Camp Marymount and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Russell Taber – Partner at Riley Warnock & Jacobson PLCTaber-397922-resized
    Russell Taber, a business litigator, practices law to help guide his clients through the complexity, stress, and stakes often inherent in legal disputes.  His singular focus is helping his clients achieve the best outcome possible in the most cost-effective manner.  Russell collaborates with his clients to develop a strategy tailored to their goals and works hard to implement that strategy to attain them.  Prior to joining Riley Warnock & Jacobson, PLC more than a decade ago, Russell served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Russell graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Order of the Coif, and the Moot Court Board.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University with a B. A. degree.Russell is also actively involved in the community, currently serving on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.  He is an alumnus of the Nashville Young Leaders Council program and previously served on the Young Alumni Board of Montgomery Bell Academy.  He and his wife enjoy following their three children’s athletic endeavors from competitive dance to flag football to karate.

Our History

In 2007 Greg Mays had his world turned upside down. His boss and mentor for the past decade had sold the company for which he had worked for 12 years. He had a job with the new company, but guaranteed for only two years. Then, after a few months with the new company, Greg discovered there was no intention of keeping him on. They re-assigned most of his accounts and limited his territory.

Knowing that there was only a little over a year left, Greg started to network with as many folks as he could. He met so many different people for coffee that his wife used to call Panera his satellite office.

At a Parish social gathering that summer, Greg espoused the generosity of the Catholic Community in Nashville and that “someone should start a networking group for Catholics.” One of the other guests responded, “Why don’t you do it”. Having the time and need for direction, it became his daily focus for the next year.

After much prayer and one silent retreat, Greg formed a steering committee during the summer of 2008 that met at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood, TN. When would we meet? What would be the format? Would we have speakers? Even the logo, were all a result of those Steering Committee Meetings.

The first Prayer Breakfast was held on October 9th, 2008 at the Martin Center in Brentwood, with 70 attendees. Over a year later, the CBL counted 160 paying members amongst our number, with an average monthly meeting attendance of 60.

Also, the networking worked. Greg received a job offer two months before his guarantee expired. The new position was a career direction that he never could envision previously (and continues to progress in his new role).

Two years after our founding, the location of the monthly meeting was moved into the center of the Diocese, the Cathedral of the Incarnation in downtown Nashville. This allowed the Catholic Business League to be accessible to professionals from throughout the Diocese. The move cost some turnover in membership, but has since grown and diversified our membership as well as offering Mass before the meeting.

The premier meeting of the year has become our July event. The seminarians of the Diocese of Nashville who are home for the summer are invited to attend and come share their story. It gives the opportunity fro them to be introduced to the attendees and receive the sincere appreciation from many they will eventually serve. Bishop of Nashville, David Choby, has attended regularly and chided a few to give their testimony and some their first invocation!

In recent years our paid membership has grown over 200 and attendance has reached to over 100 for a breakfast meeting. With our mission to support Catholic Education the Board of Directors has recently decided to offer scholarships to the Nashville “JA Biz Town” for schools that would not normally be able to afford the expense. This program gives students the opportunity to run a mock town for two days, giving real life business, banking, and management experience.

The future of the Catholic Business League is unlimited. We hope to expand our mentorship work and better assist those in Career Transition. The belief of the Board is that continued focus on the monthly meeting will foster more involvement in organizational leadership, which will promote our mission.