10.12.17 (Thursday) October Breakfast Meeting
Nashville has been known for many things throughout its illustrious history. It was the home of President Andrew Jackson, a major site during the Civil War, and since the 20th Century, has been a major hub for health insurance and country music.
One thing that most people have not traditionally associated with Nashville has been hockey. The Nashville Predators, with Sean Henry at the helm, have changed that.
Henry, the CEO and President of the Predators, joined the team in 2010 after a successful stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning, another NHL expansion team in a non-traditional hockey city. With the experience of being a hockey-man in the South and the natural passion that exudes through most Nashvillians, Henry has helped turn the Predators from a small-market plodding squad to a major Stanley Cup contender.
This past season has proved to be the team’s zenith (thus far). After a blockbuster off-season trade that brought defenseman P.K. Subban to town, the Predators tore through the regular season and the first rounds of the playoffs, ultimately becoming the Western Conference Champions and facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Despite losing 4-2 in a best of seven series, the Predators more than contended with the powerhouse from Pittsburgh, and Nashville was forever changed.
Now nationally recognized as a “hockey town,” Nashville bleeds navy and gold, and the excitement is pulsing for the 2017-18 season to begin in late October. Bridgestone Arena is the place to be on game days, and Sean Henry is a huge reason for why the Predators mean what they do to Nashville.
A devout Catholic, husband, and father, Sean Henry is the archetype of a Catholic Business Professional.