2017-18 Board of Directors

Sandra Harris
Sandra HarrisBoard Member
Sandra Harris is the Senior Partnership Manager at PENCIL where she is responsible for managing and directing all phases of PENCIL Partners, Literacy Partners and other potential PENCIL-related volunteer programs within the southwest quadrant of Metro Nashville Public Schools. Her work focuses on the onboarding of new community Partners and volunteers and ongoing, successful relationship management with existing constituents (businesses, volunteers, faith-based organizations, etc.). Sandra has a BA in Communications from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. She is also a professional actor and voice-over talent as well as, “person to Guinevere, the very curious Calico Cat.”
Sal Ferro
Sal FerroBoard Member
Sal Ferro is the owner of the Tutor Doctor office which serves the Franklin community, as well as all of Greater Nashville. For more than six years, Sal has been actively working with Franklin and Greater Nashville families. Sal graduated from Louisiana State University with a Business Administration degree in Marketing and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northern Kentucky University. Sal and his wife, Maria, are natives of New Orleans, LA. They lived in Cincinnati, OH for twenty years and moved to Franklin in 2008. They have been married for thirty-three years and have three children.
Cole Evans
Cole EvansBoard Member
Cole Evans has worked with small business in marketing and advertising for more than 16 years. He’s the CEO of Evans Company, Nashville’s content marketing agency, as well as EntreNash, a digital publication that delivers stories, podcasts and videos on a daily basis about Entrepreneurship, Education & Innovation. Cole has served on the board for two years as marketing chair.
Michelle Hunter
Michelle HunterBoard Member
Michelle has been a Realtor for 16 years and has been with Poplar Hill Realty for the last 10 year. She loves doing real estate but also being involved in the community she’s lived in for the last 27 years. Michelle and her family reside in Bellevue and she looks forward to helping it grow.
Doug Jahner
Doug JahnerBoard Member
Doug is a Business Banker for Republic Bank. He has 17 years of commercial lending experience. Resident of Bellevue since 2013 with wife Susan. Enjoys the speakers, education, fellowship, and community updates provided by the Chamber.
Chad Crow
Chad CrowBoard Member
Chad Crow, a Bellevue resident since 1988, is a project manager for American Constructors, Inc, based in Nashville TN. Chad graduated from Louisiana State University in 2007 and he, his wife and children reside in Bellevue. His focus for the Chamber is to promote business growth, further awareness of the Planning and Zoning Committee and help ensure Bellevue continues to be a great place to grow a family.
Ryan Williams
Ryan WilliamsBoard Member
Ryan Williams was born and raised in Bellevue. From the music and the people, to the food and pro-sports teams, he lives and breathes Nashville. Ryan is the business partner and Vice President of Williamz Constructors LLC, residential general contractors. As Nashville continues to grow into one of the most attractive cities in the country so grows Bellevue. As a general contractor and board member, Ryan appreciates the opportunity to be an important part of that growth
Ann Thompson
Ann ThompsonBoard Member
Ann Thompson is the Director for Workforce Development with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Serving statewide, she connects recruitment, expansion, and retention projects to local workforce resources. She is the primary TNECD liaison regarding education and labor initiatives, and she develops and implements inter-departmental workforce strategies. In her role, Thompson actively supports all programs under Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative and works collaboratively to increase the alignment of education and industry in Tennessee.
Thompson has more than 10 years of experience in government relations, university advancement and economic development. She earned a BA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio and her MBA from Western Carolina University. Thompson currently resides in Bellevue with her husband and 2 young sons.
Lori Knerr
Lori KnerrBoard Member
Lori and her family opened Bellevue MediSpa in 2009 – she is the GM and laser operator for the business.  She has BSBA from Union University in Jackson TN and her first job out of college was for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, so she definitely has experience and a desire to be involved in the BHCC.  She was in sales and marketing for 15 years prior to opening the business. She is married to Barry and has 2 children, Sam who is a junior at UT and Bailey who is a sophomore at UK. She has lived in the Bellevue area for 20 years and is excited to be a part of the BHCC and the growth and new opportunities for the area.
Jim Plasko
Jim PlaskoBoard Member
Jim Plasko has been a proud member of the financial service profession since 2001, and joined Innovative Financial Group in 2008, where he serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development. He is passionate in his mission to serve families and business owners in Middle Tennessee. Jim is licensed for Life and Health insurance in multiple states and is a FINRA Registered Principal with Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. An active member of his church, and his local business community, Jim resides in Bellevue with his wife and four daughters.