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Ashleigh VanLandingham

Partner

Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis LLP

Diligent and dedicated to helping clients achieve their objectives, Ashleigh Hall VanLandingham is known for going the extra mile to ensure transactions reach successful closings. Ashleigh enjoys the intensity of transactional work and the challenge of bringing together all the elements of a deal. She assists healthcare providers, manufacturers and clients in other industries in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures as well as divestitures.

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Ashleigh received her BS in Communications from the University of Kentucky and her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law. Prior to joining Waller, Ashleigh gained experience in Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump and with Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP in Indianapolis.

Established in 1905, Waller is one of the oldest law firms in Tennessee. Clients trust Waller to help achieve their financial and strategic goals. For many, it's about the relationship: they expect us to deliver, and we do. Because of our deep understanding of their markets and their objectives, and our commitment to achieving positive results, entrepreneurs, executives, and boards of directors seek our counsel on a wide range of issues.

"We believe in the mission of the Tennessee Center for Family Business and recognize the importance of family business to the Tennessee economy."

Jon Gaston, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis

For more information on how Waller Law can help your company with simple or complex legal needs related to the growth of your business contact Ashleigh VanLandingham at 615-850-8727 or ashleigh.vanlandingham@wallerlaw.com.


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David Briggs

Core Commercial & Industrial, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Banking Executive

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Dave Briggs joined First Tennessee Bank as Core Commercial & Industrial, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Banking Executive for Middle Tennessee in 2016.  Dave has been an integral part of growing Middle Tennessee for the last 15 years and has extensive lending and leadership experience in serving commercial, government, business banking and private wealth clients.  Dave previously served at Bank of America, where his 27-year career included growing commercial, private wealth, government, business banking, and consumer relationships in Tennessee and North Carolina. Dave graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Business Administration.

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In addition, Dave is involved in numerous current and prior community activities which include serving on various boards including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, YMCA of Brentwood, the United Way of Metro Nashville, Junior Achievement and Nashville Chamber of Commerce. He is also currently a member of the Red Kite Bicycles race team.

First Tennessee Bank operates 196 branches in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Their Tennessee Market offices are in Brentwood, Tennessee where they offer a wide range of commercial and consumer loans and deposit products, as well as ancillary financial services.

At First Tennessee Bank, we like to say we’re just the right size: Big enough to meet all your banking needs, and small enough to get to know every customer, learn your financial goals, and help you achieve those goals. And we want to do everything we can to strengthen your community—because it’s our community, too.  Call Dave Briggs, Tennessee Market President, at 615-850-7126 or david.briggs@firsttennessee.com for more details.

 


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Vic Alexander

CPA,ABV,CFF Chief manager

Kraft CPA

In 1993, Vic Alexander became chief manager of Kraft CPA, the firm at which he began his career in 1982. Vic has been extensively involved in litigation support and business valuation. In this capacity, he has provided financial analysis and consultation and is regarded as an adroit negotiator and expert witness. Vic also provides many consulting services for the firm’s entrepreneurial clients. He assists in evaluating financing alternatives and proposed purchases or sales of business interests. He has assisted start- up entities in the development of business plans and helped existing entities evaluate the feasibility and ramifications of proposed business transactions. Vic has experience with numerous clients in real estate and construction, printing, advertising, music industry, legal profession and venture or mezzanine funds.

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 Vic has been named a "Power Leader" in Finance by the NBJ - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 and a "Most Admired CEO" by the NBJ - 2014, 2015 and 2016.

With offices in Nashville, Columbia and Lebanon, Kraft CPA provides not only audit, tax and accounting but also a broad range of consulting services to meet their clients’ growing needs. For more information contact Vic Alexander at valexander@kraftcpas.com or call 615-782-4241.


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Chris White Wealth Team

div. Southwestern Investment Group

 Chris White Wealth Team is a fee-only wealth management team that serves a select group of families and businesses in Middle Tennessee and across the country. Chris says, “We desire to accomplish three main things through our practice: 1) We want to serve you the way we would want to be served if we were sitting in your seat 2) We advocate for our clients to help them be persistently intentional with all that has been entrusted to them, and 3) We help charitably minded folks give away substantial amounts of money in the most tax efficient manner.”

Chris White Wealth Team is a division of Southwestern Investment Group, which is one of the largest independent Raymond James branches in the country. With 8 locations in 5 states, they have grown and continue to expand, while their values remain consistent and have kept them rooted in what is important. “We always do what is right for you.” They operate under a fiduciary standard, and act in the best interest of those they are serving. Even from their humble beginnings they took the approach that as long as they do what is right for their clients, the relationship will thrive and the word will spread. They’ve been giving financial advice for over fifteen years now, and manage over $2.5 billion in assets.

Chris is a native of Franklin, TN and established Chris White Wealth Team in January 2007 after selling books with The Southwestern Company for 6 summers. In June 2008, Chris married his beautiful South Dakota bride, Kajsa. Chris and Kajsa are grateful to be called “Mommy and Daddy” by Jake (6), Annie (4) and Myla Jean (1). Chris holds degrees from The University of Tennessee (BS, 2004) and Dallas Theological Seminary (MBTS, December 2017) along with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant® designations.

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Brian Reichenbach is a native of Toledo, OH and merged his practice into Chris White Wealth Team in July 2017, after 6 years of serving as a solo practitioner. Brian married his beautiful and energetic bride, Allison, in 2013 and they reside in Brentwood, TN with their lovable Labrador Retriever, Barkley. Brian holds degrees from Miami University in Ohio (BS, 2008) and Vanderbilt University (J.D., 2011) along with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® designations.

For more information contact Chris White at 615-861-6113 or chris.white@raymondjames.com.


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Mike Baas

Vice President, Director Tennessee Office

Van Meter Insurance Group

Mike Baas is Vice President and Director of the Tennessee office for Van Meter Insurance Group located in Franklin Tennessee.  He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has been with Van Meter Insurance Group for 20+ years, serving as Surety Bond Manager and Construction Practice Leader before taking his current position in Franklin, TN.

Founded in 1977 by Chip Van Meter, Van Meter Insurance Group provides a full range of brokerage and consulting services that include:  Employee Benefits, Property and Casualty, Financial and Retirement Personal Lines.  They are members of Houchens Insurance Group, the largest 100% employee owned ESOP in the United States.  The 2012 Insurance Journal ranked Van Meter Insurance Group as the 30th largest privately held insurance brokerage in the United States with a staff of 200+ employees handling over $250M in annual premiums.  Van Meter Insurance Group is head-quartered in Bowling Green, KY with offices in Owensboro, KY, Elizabethtown KY and Franklin, TN.

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Van Meter Insurance Group states “We are family.  With an average of 18+ years of experience, we exceed industry averages.  We know that family sticks together.  When situations arise, you will never have to worry whether or not we will be there.  We will.  Always”

Mike Baas can be reached at 615-771-4185 or mbaas@vanmeterins.com.