Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy Employee Joins AICPA Leadership Academy
Elizabeth Watkins, a tax preparer with entertainment business management firm Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, has been selected by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s ninth graduating class.
Watkins is a licensed CPA in Tennessee, and specializes in foreign tax accounting and reporting and, in her four-year career with FBMM, was promoted twice in her first year of employment. She was one of only 38 individuals in the country selected to participate in this
year’s Leadership Academy.
“We are extremely proud of Elizabeth and not at all surprised that she would be selected for this honor,” said FBMM Vice President/Shareholder Trey Dunaway. “She exemplifies the traits of a good leader – not just knowledge and skill, but also integrity and charisma. I know she will play a significant role in the future of our profession in Nashville and across the state.”
Nashville Venue Rudy’s Jazz Room Names Entertainment Director
Nashville entertainment venue Rudy’s Jazz Room has added drummer and music industry entrepreneur Nioshi Jackson as their new Entertainment Director. He will be in charge of booking performances at the venue, which offers live jazz seven nights per week.
“It’s a privilege to be working with the fine people of Rudy’s Jazz Room,” Nioshi mentions. “Their mission to bring quality jazz entertainment to the Nashville community is in total alignment with my vision for our great, growing city. I’m honored to be a part of the team and am looking forward to serving the community in this new role.”
Nioshi, professionally known as Nio, moved to Nashville in 1997 and has since then toured with Trisha Yearwood, Michael McDonald, and Ricky Skaggs. He has shared the stage with Richie Sambora, Big & Rich/MuzikMafia, Blake Shelton, Kid Rock and has had the opportunity to open shows for Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, John Lee Hooker, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.
Grayscale Entertainment Marketing’s Tim Gray Adds Two Clients, Earns Nashville Emerging Leader Award
Nashville-based Grayscale Entertainment Marketing, a strategic partnership and marketing agency announces the addition of two new agency of record brand clients, including apparel brand H Bar C and vodka-based liqueur brand Zambu.
Additionally, the company’s CEO Tim Gray has accepted The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville’s 2017 Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) in the Entertainment category, which was presented Aug. 3. The NELAs recognize Nashville’s top young professionals for significant accomplishments in their chosen career fields, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. Awards are given in 15 distinct categories, including Arts, Entertainment and Music Business.
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