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Sophomore Youth Leadership Opportunity

SYLO 2021 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.
Traditionally, the two-day program begins with a dinner in MBA's Zimmerman Hall for all mentors, and the following day sophomores fan out across the city to shadow participating Nashville leaders.  In the times of COVID-19, however, we are forced to rethink and replan!  
The schedule for SYLO 2021 is as follows:

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Opening Session with Featured Guest, Will Bartholomew (MBA '97), D1 Sports Training
9:00 - 10:00 am Breakout Session Rotations
  1. Making the Most of Your Last 2 Years on the Hill with Rob Harvey (MBA '18), Vanderbilt University Junior
  2. Resumes and Interview with Gari Cowan, CAT Financial
  3. Communication - Email, Introductions, Public Speaking and More with Ms. Williams
  4. Wellness with Reggie Ford (MBA '09) of RoseCrete Wealth Management
10:00 am Coffee Break with Driving You Donuts
10:30 - 11:30 am Breakout Session Rotations, Continued
11:30 am Break
11:45 am Lunch
1:00 pm Mentor Meetings via Google Meet
1:45 pm  Mock Board of Directors Meetings with 
  • Tayo Atanda from Waller Lansden
  • Kathryn Walker, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Anderson Williams (MBA '95), BOS Framework
  • Margaret Behm, Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella
2:45 pm Thank You Notes
3:10 pm End of the Day Fun

The following students and mentors will participate in SYLO 2021:

Nate Cantrell with Mr. Braden Gall, 440 Media, LLC
Connor Carr with Mr. Mark Dunkerley (MBA '95), Oasis Center
Chanden Climaco with Mr. Rascoe Dean (MBA '06), Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Tennessee
Colston Elder with Mr. Roy Garcia, Binkley Garcia Architecture
Will Elrod with Mr. Jay McKnight (MBA '88), The Christie Cookie
Chase Franck with Mr. Weston Cowden (MBA '07), Westchase Partners
Charlie Gatto with Mr. Porter Meadors (MBA '02), Brentwood Capital Advisors
Marshall Green with Judge Joe Binkley, Jr. (MBA '62), Fifth Circuit Court of Nashville-Davidson County
Stephen Hagerty with Councilman Freddie O'Connell (MBA '95), Mimetic Industries and Metropolitan Nashville Council
Frank Hancock with Ms. Courtni Mosley, Nashville Predators
Middleton Henry with John Merchant, Chair of the Department of Recording Industry, MTSU
Hunter Jeansonne with Mr. John Ozier (MBA '98), Reservoir Media Management
Cameron Kinser with Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D, Optique Nashville
Hayden Kirkland with Dr. Ryan Mire, Heritage Medical Associates
Ethan Klindt with Dr. Nicholas Sieveking (MBA '86), Sieveking Plastic Surgery
Clay Lamb with Lt. Paul Whiteman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jackson Lefler with Mr. Carl Grote (MBA '08), Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Christian Lim with Mr. Jon Eisen (MBA '08), Pathway Lending
Caidan Maddux with Mr. Brad Bars (MBA '10), Creative Investments
Ely McRae with Mr. Ian Preston (MBA '09), Tennessee Department of Transportation
Jack Myers with Mrs. Rhonda Taylor, Dollar General Corporation
Connor O'Neil with Mr. Ingle Martin (MBA '01), Christ Presbyterian Academy
Lain Orndorff with Dr. Alan Coverstone, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carter Ozburn with Dr. Seth Scholer, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Reed Sullivan with Dr. Roman Perri, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Evan Viars with Mr. Brian Brockman, Nissan Motor Corporation
Keen Zoller with Mr. Luke Colbert (MBA '10), Albany Road Real Estate Partners

Email Ms. Williams if you have questions: annie.b.williams@montgomerybell.edu.

Montgomery Bell Academy

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