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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-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.
  • steve molnarDeacon Steve Molnar – St. Stephen Catholic Community (Chaplain)
    Steve has over 40 years in the business world, having occupations including owner of a Heavenly Ham store in Bellevue, executive director of a nonprofit organization, director of development for Room In The Inn and most recently, case instructor for the Tribunal of the Dioceses of Nashville and Knoxville.  He received his BA in Business Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where he lived for his first 24 years of his life, thankful to be residing in Nashville since 1982.  In June 2014, he was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Nashville and was appointed to St. Stephen Catholic Community in Old Hickory where he has been attending since September 1991. Steve is the Chaplain of Knights of Columbus Council 9282 at St. Stephen and also Chaplain of the Catholic Business League. He lives in Old Hickory with his wife Kim.  He has two sons, Stephen who lives in Albany, GA with his wife Noelle and sons Stephen Joseph IV and Camden; and Danny who lives in Hendersonville, TN
  • Greg_Mays_Headshot_2013Greg Mays – HCA/Parallon Supply Chain Solutions (Secretary)
    Greg is one of the founders of the CBL.  His professional experience is as an Orthopedic Implant Representative for 13 years. It is during a career transition that  In the fall of 2008 he and several others began meeting at the Newman Center in Brentwood, TN.  Greg then went to work for HealthTrust Purchasing Group, using his experience to help hospitals control costs in Orthopedics and Spine.  He has since transitioned to Parallon where he is committed to the HCA TriStar facilities in the Middle TN region.  Greg has been married for over 20 years to Lisa, they have three daughters that are quickly approaching college.
  • Jeremy Bisceglia – Morgan Stanley
  • Dwayne Keller – Vizient
  • Betty Lou Burnett – Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Jim McIntyre – Father Ryan High School
  • #1AKimber L. Barton, CFP®, AIF® – Brentwood Financial Partners
    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.
  • 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).

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.