Brandi Binkley, PRESIDENT
Brandi is a native Tennessean. Owner and operator of PhysioFit Nashville, she is an exercise physiologist who specializes in exercise prescription and active wellness development for both the individual and the corporate setting. Brandi started her personal training business in her garage six years ago and has grown the business to an 8,400 sq. ft. facility and a team of five exercise physiologists. Brandi has an M.S. in Exercise Physiology and is also a published writer and nationally recognized presenter. Brandi is a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Nimitz during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During her free time Brandi loves to backpack with her two rescue German shepherds. She has volunteered her time with various organizations in Middle Tennessee including Thistle Farms, Habitat for Humanity, and Need Link Nashville.
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.
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.
Kye is Vice-President of Human Resources, Safety and Aviation for Rogers Group, Inc., a $500MM, 1,350 employee crushed stone and construction company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. His 30 year business career has included time with Exxon Company, USA, in real estate and automotive manufacturing.
He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with an Industrial Management degree and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Kye is a former board member of Affordable Housing Resources. Outside of work, Kye enjoys travel, the outdoors, and family.
Born in Mississippi, Emily grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. After high school, she attended the University of Mississippi where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History and English. Following her undergraduate work, Emily moved to Washington, DC, where she served as a White House intern under the George W. Bush administration followed by an internship for the Haley Barbour for Governor campaign in Jackson, MS. Thereafter, Emily attended law school and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi. Emily has lived in Nashville since graduating from law school in 2006. She formerly practiced law at Feeney & Murray before taking a position with the Metropolitan Department of Law, where she is currently employed.
In her free time Emily practices and teaches yoga at Hot Yoga Plus and enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Travis, and their son, Charlie.
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.
Beth bradfield wright, secretary
One of the organization’s founding Board members, Beth Bradfield Wright is a health care marketing consultant with more than three decades of experience. Previously she served as Senior Vice-President of Corporate Communications and Strategic Marketing for Capella Healthcare, Director of Marketing Services for LifePoint Health and as a hospital marketing director for three hospitals affiliated with HCA.
Beth served for 15 years on the Board of Directors for You Have the Power, a victim advocacy organization founded by Tennessee’s former first lady Andrea Conte. She is also a long-time member of Kiwanis International. A cancer survivor, Beth was one of 12 women selected to be part of the inaugural production of “My 2nd Act: Survivor Stories From the Stage” at the National Women’s Survivors Convention in 2014.
A native of Rome, Georgia, Beth graduated from Shorter University with her BA in communications. She will complete her MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University in Spring 2018. She and her husband David are active members of Long Hollow Baptist Church where Beth has taught in the Preschool Department.