Overview of Student Life


Sophomore Youth Leadership Opportunity

SYLO 2022 is here!

The MBA Sophomore Youth Leadership Opportunity (SYLO) is a program designed to provide MBA Sophomores with an interactive leadership opportunity involving some of Nashville's most prominent business and civic leaders.
This year selected MBA Sophomores will spend Friday, March 4, engaged in on-campus activities focused on introducing students to life in the world beyond MBA, honing skills central to success in professional and personal endeavors, role playing real world scenarios of community involvement and learning more about specific professions.  The day will be filled with fun and new experiences led by experts in a variety of fields.  
As part of the SYLO experience, students will be paired with some of Nashville’s top civic and business leaders in a variety of fields: business (sports, sales, manufacturing, logistics, entertainment, etc.), law, non-profit community endeavors, education, government, medicine, and the arts.  The special 2022 programming will include a 60-minute "Google Meet" with one of these off-campus mentors.


8:00 am Breakfast 
8:30 am Opening Session - Carrington Fox 
9:00 am Breakout 1 
9:30 am Breakout 2
10:00 am Coffee Break 
10:30 am Breakout 3
11:00 am Breakout 4
11:30 am Break
11:45 pm Lunch - Stop and Solve 
1:00 pm Mentor Meetings via Google Meet
2:00 pm Board Meetings 
  • Dr. Kelby Garner, MNPS
  • Susannah Shumate, Monroe Harding Children's Home
  • Anderson Williams (MBA '95), Shore Capital Partners
2:50 pm Thank You Notes 
3:10 pm End of the Day

Breakout Rotations 
  • Resumes and Interviews with Gari Cowan, CAT Financial
  • How To Make the Most of Your Last 2 Years on the Hill with Rob Harvey (MBA '18), Vanderbilt University Senior
  • Communications - How To Get the Attention of Important Folks with Kortney Wilson, The Kortney Wilson Group and HGTV's Making It Home
  • Wellness with Reggie Ford (MBA '09), RoseCrete Wealth Management

Mentor Pairings

  • Alexander Averbuch with Dr. Baker Eadie, Belmont Animal Hospital
  • Chase Barker with Andrew Harris (MBA '08), Fortress Technology Solutions
  • Tyler Bartell with John Lowe (MBA '10), JLL Capital Markets
  • Luke Brown with John Ozier (MBA '98), Reservoir Music
  • James Buntin with Arun Anandaiah (MBA '97), National Basketball Association in India
  • Britton Busbee with Kathryn Thompson, Thompson Research Group
  • Will Caldwell with Minh Le, Finn Partners Inc.
  • Blaine Campbell with Dr. Jonathan Gluck (MBA '04), Gluck Orthodontics
  • Corbin Clifton with Kit Ozburn (MBA '95), T.W. Frierson, Inc.
  • Cooper Coleman with Stephen Bess (MBA '95), Scorpion Franchise Internet Marketing
  • Charlie Coles with Jon Eisen (MBA '08), Pathway Lending
  • Thomas Dennis with Weston Cowden (MBA '07), Santosha Yoga and Westchase Partners, LLC
  • Liam Eadie with Carl Grote (MBA '08), Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
  • Bennett El-Shishini with Deena Raja, Barksdale Investment Management
  • Sanjith Geevarghese with Judge Joe Binkley (MBA '62), Fifth Circuit Court of Nashville-Davidson County
  • Martin Grier with Jay McKnight (MBA '88), The Christie Cookie Company
  • Ebenezer Henry-Okafor with Tayo Atanda, Amazon
  • Henry Huber with Dr. Reuben Bueno (MBA '86), Belmont University
  • Jackson Green with Major Bob Krumm, D.F. Chase
  • Will Kiessling with Dixie Cooper, Cumberland Litigation, PLLC
  • Gabe Lett with Alan Coverstone, Covariant Education Consulting
  • Raleigh Maxwell with Rascoe Dean (MBA '06), United States Attorney's Office
  • Walker Musser with Parker Prevost (MBA' 06), Brasfield & Gorrie, PLLC
  • Timothy Oluwole with Dr. Roman Perri, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Vishal Parikh with Dr. Kalpana Gowda, Quiet Point Psychotherapy
  • Frank Pierce with Bill Ditenhafer, Writer
  • William Perri with Braden Gall, 440 Sports
  • Walter Reisinger with Scott Potter, Metro Water
  • Luke Ricciardelli with Frazer Buntin (MBA '93), axialHealthcare and Wayspring Health
  • Harrison VerHulst with Brandon Hill, Nashville Soccer Club
  • Hutton Wall with Brian Brockman, Nissan USA
  • Trey Woodcock with Kara Gee, Smith Gee Studio

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4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 298-5514