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The McWhorter Circle is an annual giving society of leaders and visionaries committed to advancing our mission. These leaders help promote economic development through entrepreneurial job growth and revenue, while also playing a vital role in changing individual lives of each entrepreneur served.

R. Clayton McWhorter

R. Clayton McWhorter, the EC’s founding chair, helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and leaders throughout his life.

His four guiding principles are his legacy to those he mentored:

  • Be Prepared
  • Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor
  • Act Like an Owner
  • Give Back

Platinum Circle Members

Jane and Greg Allen
David Baxter
Judith Bright
Lucius Burch
Michael Burcham
Anissa Nelson-Carlisle
Angela Humphreys and Joe Cashia
Beth and Randy Chase
Brittany and Joseph Cole
Dan Crockett
Katie and Kevin Crumbo
Dana and David Curtis
Sherry and Mark Deutschmann
Gina and Jeff Drummonds
Melissa and Bobby Frist
Joe Galante
Dee Anna and Hubie Smith
John Ingram
Collette Mahmood
Rod and Antonia McDaniel
Darren Metz
Janet and David Miller
Elise Mitchell
Phylanice and Turner Nashe
Jill and Brent Pearson
Linda and Art Rebrovick
Dorothy and Joe Scarlett
Lisa and Michael Shmerling
Leah and Jim Sohr
Jimmy Spradley
Karin Hensley and Jacob Stern
Kathy and Jon Yarbrough

Gold Circle Members

Erin and Allen Baler
Sarah and Bo Bartholomew
Angela and Jerry Bostelman
Mary and Bill Brennan
Cathy and Martin Brown
Karen and Howard Burris
Katherine and Mike Cannata
Trudy and Bill Carpenter
Betsy and Ryan Chapman
Sandra and Dean Chase
Kimberly Pace-Furse and David Furse
Meg and Stephen Epstein
Susan and Jason Epstein
Jennifer and Andy Faught
FCA Venture Partners/Nancy Allen, John Burch and Matt King
Kimberly Pace-Furse and David Furse
Christie and Landon Gibbs
Debbie Gordon
Carlana and Aubrey Harwell
Chris Hefley
Malinda and Joe Ivey
Kate Malone Jackson
Ann Johnson
Denice and Milton Johnson
Jessa and Jay Kelley
Rebecca and David Klements
Meredith and Jimmy Leach
Anne and Arnie Malham
Katherine and Jim McElroy
Stuart and Leigh Anne McWhorter
Jason and Mary Moore
Richard Moscardelli
Anissa Nelson-Carlisle
Katrina Welty and Nick Ogden
Pam and Phil Pfeffer
Tom Raney/JE Dunn Construction
Laurie and Jim Seabury
Wesley Shutt
Saurabh Sinha
Holly and Clint Smith
Abby and J.B. Spaulding
Nancy Stabell
Nanci and Eric Thrailkill
Stephanie Tinsley
Jorge Titinger
Judy and Steve Turner
Kelli Turner
Mary Glenn and Dave Vreeland
David Waddell/Waddell & Associates
Ann and Jack Waddey
John West/Deloitte
Noel Williams
Ed Woodside

McWhorter Circle Membership

Platinum Level Members: ($10,000+ contribution)

Gold Level Members: ($5,000+ contribution)

Platinum Level engages through:

  • Invitation to the NEXT Awards Platinum Member Reception with Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame inductees – October 24, 2022 at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center

  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual NEXT Awards & Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame event -October 24, 2022
  • Invitation to participate in the selection process of the NEXT Awards’ Entrepreneurs of the Year
  • Member Photos included in the EC Annual Report

Gold and Platinum Level engages through:

  • Invitation to the annual McWhorter Circle Reception and recognition during the event on September 13, 2022 at 5 pm at HealthStream’s Capital View HQ

  • Invitations and special opportunities to participate in EC VIP events
  • Recognition at the EC NEXT Awards & Entrepreneurs’ Hall of Fame event – October 24, 2022 at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Recognition on the EC website and digital welcome displays
  • Recognition in the EC Annual Report
  • EC CEO Executive updates and news

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McWhorter Circle Co-Chairs

We are grateful to our McWhorter Circle co-chairs for their support and leadership.

Robert A. Frist, Jr., cofounder of HealthStream, has served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors since 1990. As chief executive officer, Mr. Frist has positioned HealthStream as a leading provider of workforce development solutions for the healthcare industry. He has led the development of product innovations that is transforming the way healthcare organizations train, assess, develop, schedule, and manage the credentialing of their human capital. Today, approximately 80 percent of the nation’s hospitals rely on HealthStream’s SaaSbased solutions.

Under Mr. Frist’s leadership, HealthStream has received numerous awards and significant industry recognition. The Company has been ranked in Forbes Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Best Small Companies in the U.S; received a “Best in Business Award” by the Nashville Business Journal; listed #50 in Healthcare Informatics’ “Top 100 HCIT Companies”; and was named one of the “Top 3” market movers in healthcare by the Nashville Chamber and Entrepreneur Center. Mr. Frist was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the Southeastern region by Ernst & Young and has been repeatedly recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the “Most Admired CEO” among public companies.

In addition to his leadership role at HealthStream, Mr. Frist served as the chairman of the board for the Nashville Health Care Council (20192021). He is also a founding board member of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Robert Frist, Jr. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business from Trinity University.

Linda Rebrovick, Nashville CEO and seasoned corporate executive, serves as NEC Board MemberChair of the Development Committee and Co-Chair of The McWhorter Circle.  Linda is proud to be a NEC Founding Board member. 

Linda brings business expertise in digital transformation, technology, healthcare, and product commercializationHer 40-year career includes executive leadership roles with global consulting and technology companies, including IBM Consulting Business Unit Executive, KPMG Consulting, Healthcare, Executive Vice President, BearingPoint Chief Marketing Officer, and Dell Healthcare Sales Area Vice President.

She serves as Board Director for HealthStream and Guidehouse. She also serves on the Board of Consensus Point, where she also served as their CEO from 2009 to 2014. Additionally, she served on the boards of Tribridge Enterprises, LLC,  KPMG LLP, and Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. In the 2018 Annual Report for Directors & Boards, Linda was also recognized as one of the top board directors to watch.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center,  Attention: Donna Mattick
41 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210

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