Nashville Jazz Workshop
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1012 Buchanan Street
Nashville, TN 37208
Organization Details

Board Chair

Board Chair Ms.. Joy Fauntleroy
Company Affiliation Director, Licensing Learning & Development at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Term February 2021 to February 2024

Board of Directors

Board Members
Name Affiliation Status
Mr. Marc Adesso Waller Law Voting
Mr Brook Babcock Van Heusen Music Voting
Mr. Michael Berg CPA, BDO Accounting Voting
Mr. William Bundy Center for Medical Interoperability Voting
Mr. Derrick Dowell Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council Voting
Ms. Joy Fauntleroy BMI Voting
Mr. Lyle Fellows Caterpillar Financial Services Voting
Mr. Tom Fouce Self-employed recording engineer Voting
Mr. Mark Montgomery Entrepreneur Voting
Mr. Matthew Noggle Bradley Law Firm Voting
Mr. Patrick O'Brien CPA, Marcum Accountants Voting
Mr. Jeff Ockerman Tennesee Department of Health Voting
Dr. Kevin Rome President, Fisk University Voting
Ms. Rose Rutledge Audience Development Director, Sofar Sounds Voting
Dr. Gary Smith Family Practice Physician Voting
Dr. Stephanie Spottswood Vanderbilt University Voting
Mr. Graham Stewart Vanderbilt University Voting
Dr. Herman Williams President, Herman Williams Coaching Voting


Board Term Lengths 3.00 years
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 40%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Info Not Provided
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6

Standing Committees

Board Governance
Development / Fund Raising

Risk Management Provisions

Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Fine Arts and Collectibles
General Property Coverage
Medical Health Insurance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Board is composed of people who understand and support the mission of the NJW and who bring helpful skills, contacts, or resources to the organization. Because of the importance of understanding the mission, Board members are selected carefully, usually after a period of involvement with the Workshop in another capacity (faculty, student, audience member, supporter). The Board currently has 18 members, with 14 honorary (emeritus) members. A challenge has been to expand and strengthen the Board to reflect the growing size, complexity, and needs of the organization. The number of Board members has been increased, and Board members have been added who have specialized talents such as real estate, finance, and banking. Maintaining diversity on the Board has been an ongoing challenge, but has been addressed successfully over many years through care and intentional recruitment. A recent Board addition has been an individual who has expertise in increasing organizational diversity. This will help us improve diversity throughout the organization. Other recent Board additions include individuals skilled in finance and accounting, who have helped us improve accounting practices and develop more sophisticated budgeting.