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PENCIL announces new board members, officers

Nashville education nonprofit PENCIL announced a new class of board members Tuesday, as well as new board officers.

Twenty-two people joined PENCIL’s primary board as well as its Emerging Leaders Board as of July 1. Board members serve three-year terms.

“PENCIL is delighted to welcome a wonderful class of new board members, each of whom has a personal commitment to supporting public education and the students of Metro Nashville Public Schools,” PENCIL CEO and President Angie Adams said. “We are honored they have chosen PENCIL as their conduit for investing in our local schools.”

The following members

joined the PENCIL board:

Kenny Crapse, assistant vice president, commercial banking, Fifth Third Bank

Shani Dowell, founder and CEO, Possip

Joan Fleming, vice president, residential lending and community development, Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Co.

Jacky Gomez, recruiting programs specialist, talent acquisition, Asurion

Emily Gruening, director of leadership and training, Ryman Hospitality Properties

Rachel Hawksworth, vice president, talent acquisition, HCA Healthcare

Olivia Hill, executive director, human resources, Reliant Bank

Ashley Johnson, CPA, Young Leaders Council intern

Amani Kelly, director of sales, Forrester Research

Devin Lintzenich, director of professional development and retention, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Jacquie Thomas, senior vice president, market director, PNC Bank

The PENCIL Board’s leadership team as of July 1 will include:

Chair: Norman Merrifield, principal thought leader, 808 Education LLC

Vice Chair: Wes Payne, senior vice president, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Secretary, Robyn Williams, senior manager, EV product planning, Nissan North America

Treasurer: Juan Williams, commissioner, State of Tennessee Department of Human Resources

Immediate Past Chair: Brandyn Payne, chief employee experience officer, Consilio

Joining PENCIL’s Emerging

Leaders Board are:

Lamar Allen, senior account administrator, Caterpillar Financial Aftermarket Solutions

Sindy Ascencio Ayala, small-business consultant, Bank of America

Samuel Henninger, associate, Waller Law

Tanisha Kizer, vice president, Nashville Banking Center, First South Financial Credit Union

Ryan McMorrow, architectural intern, PCM and Design Architects

Sharond Poag, regional vice president, Fifth Third Bank

Brandon Ward, remarketing sales support representative, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.

Carl Coates, master’s student, MTSU

Julio Rodriguez, project manager, DocAir

Chris Brophy, financial adviser, Shoemaker Financial

Karen Schillinger, agent assistant, Creative Artists Agency

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