Rebecca Finley, co-chair
Rebecca Finley has more than twenty years of experience working in the communications and marketing fields in a variety of industries including broadcast journalism, government and the nonprofit arena.
Currently a senior consultant with Nashville-based boutique consultancy, Executive aura, help clients develop and execute unique communication strategies and marketing plans that enhance a company’s vision. She also works on corporate culture strategy and implementation, as well as CEO relations and perceptions within organizations. Previously, Rebecca oversaw communications and marketing for The Community Foundation of Tennessee for 12 years. She designed communications plans, most notably the crisis response for the Great Flood of 2010. She also led the largest crowd funding event in Tennessee history, The Big Payback, a community-wide online day of giving. Also, she worked as a regional communications and marketing director for the mid south division of a national organization and worked in TV as a broadcast journalist.
Rebecca holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Loyola University, New Orleans.
Rebecca was named The Nashville Business Journal’s Chief Marketing Officer of the Year in 2013. She was also named a Hull Fellow by the Southeastern Council on Foundations. Her work has also been acknowledged by the United States Housing and Development Organization for work on public/private partnerships.
Rebecca, her husband, Jeremy and two daughters live in Nashville, TN.
Nick Pilkington, co-chair
Nick grew up in west Tennessee, living on a farm in Brighton and attending high school in Memphis. He met his wife Whitney, a Nashville native, while they both attended Vanderbilt University. Nick completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering before moving to Wichita, KS to work for Cessna Aircraft on the design of the Cessna Citation CJ4.
Nick left his career as an engineer and obtained his certified finanical planner certification. He is a Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, helping his clients with retirement income planning. Nick and Whitney live in the Green Hills area of Nashville along with their two sons. The Pilkingtons are members of Midtown Fellowship Church’s 12 South congregation. Whitney is an avid runner, while Nick enjoys backpacking, cycling, and fishing.
Kim Allen has over twenty-five years of Supply Chain Management experience in the Health Care, Hospitality, Restaurant and Manufacturing industries. Currently, Kim serves as Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing for Health Trust. Prior to joining Health Trust, she held various management positions at Marriott International, Cracker Barrel, General Motors, Tenneco Automotive and private consulting. Her expertise encompasses the management of the total supply chain process, including manufacturing, physical distribution, contracting, procurement, and commodity management.
Kim was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Materials and Logistics Management with dual concentrations in Purchasing and Physical Distribution.
Kim and her husband Jay live in Brentwood, TN. They have three children, David (23), Christina (22), and Lauren (21). In her free time, Kim enjoys swimming, hiking, and travel.
Steve, a native of Brentwood, TN, graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas with a degree in Marketing. Steve has been in the business of information design, product packaging and retail signage for 30 years. After working for a direct manufacture on information packaging for 10 years Steve founded Impak of TN, a print and packaging Company, in 1998 and merged the Company with FSI Inc. in April of 2016. Steve is currently employed with FSI, Inc. a supply chain Company in the area of Development.
Steve always had a passion for serving others and has done so for the last 10 years at the Rotary Club of Brentwood. Steve served his Rotary Club Internationally the last 8 years in the Toledo District of Belize helping elementary schools with issues of water and sanitation and starting a feeding program at five of the poorest schools. Steve is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Brentwood and helped his Club develop the mission of helping women and children. One way the club helps is by supporting End Slavery TN and the mission of ending Human Trafficking. Steve is honored to serve and support End Slavery TN.
Steve and his wife Stacy live in Nashville, TN. Steve and Stacy love to travel and experience other cultures. They have three grown children.
LaTres Jarrett is a seasoned business leader with a combined experience in Engineering, Brand Management, and Business Development.
She built her career at Eli Lilly, PepsiCo, CSM Bakery Solutions and is now a Marketing Director in the Commercial Division at the Bridgestone Corporation. Over the course of her career, LaTres has taken great pride in developing and promoting organizational talent and mentoring students.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, LaTres holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from The University of Louisville and an MBA from the University of Michigan. She currently resides in Mount Juliet with her husband and enjoys international travel, live music and volunteering in support of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Lynne Ingram recently served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for eleven years, where she focused on a variety of criminal cases, including violent crimes, gun crimes, and child exploitation cases. Lynne served as the Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator for the Middle District of Tennessee for four years where she was responsible for assisting in human trafficking investigations and prosecutions.
Lynne began her legal career as a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. She is an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Vanderbilt Law School and serves on the Nashville Bar Association Board of Directors, the Lawyers’ Association for Women Board of Directors, and McKendree United Methodist Church Daycare Board of Directors.
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In 2012, Derri Smith moved End Slavery Tennessee, an organization she founded in 2008, out from under a parent organization to become an independent 501c3.
Previously she served as Director of End Slavery Ministries with International Teams, with global responsibility for building teams and placing workers in the worldwide fight against slavery. But her heart and passion remained for the travesty of this crime, in epidemic proportions yet hidden in plain sight, right here in her own community.
Her career leading up to these roles includes teaching in public schools, heading an inner-city work based out of Carter-Lawrence School in Nashville, and working overseas, serving refugees and those recovering from decades of repressive government in Eastern Europe. For decades she's addressed the issue of child abuse in the church, informally counseling women recovering from such abuse.