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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

Angela Humphreys and Jo Cashia
Anissa Nelson-Carlisle
Beth and Randy Chase
Brent Pearson
Collette Mahmood
Dan Crockett
Darren Metz
David and Dana Curtis
David Baxter
Dee Anna and Hubie Smith
Jane and Greg Allen
Janet and David Miller
Jeff Drummonds
Jimmy Spradley
Joe and Dorothy Scarlett
Joe Galante
John and Stephanie Ingram
Jon and Kathy Yarbrough
Leah and Jim Sohr
Linda and Art Rebrovick
Lucius Burch
Mark Deutschmann
Michael Burchham
Michael and Sherry Schermling
Pam and Phil Pfeffer
Phylanice and Turner Nashe
Sherry Deutschmann

Gold Circle Members

Andy Faught & Abby Spaulding / Continuum Planning Partners
Angela and Jerry Bostelman
Ann Johnson
Anne and Arnie Malham
Carlana and Aubrey Harwell
Cathy and Martin Brown
Chris Hefley
Christie and Landon Gibbs
Debbie Gordon
Ed Woodside
Eric and Nanci Thrailkill
Erin and Allen Baler
Nancy Allen & John Burch & Matt King / FCA Venture Partners
Gina and Jeff Drummonds
Holly and Clint Smith
Jack and Ann Waddey
Jason and Mary Moore
Jim and Laurie Seabury
Jimmy and Meredith Leach
John West / Deloitte
Jorge Titinger
Judith Bright
Karen and Howard Burris
Kate Malone Jackson
Katherine McElroy
Kelli Turner
Kelly Baker-Hefley
Kevin and Katie Crumbo
Kimberly Pace-Furse and David Furse
Malinda and Joe Ivey
Mary ad Bill Brennan
Mary Glen and Dave Vreeland
Meg Epstein
Melissa and Bobby Frist
Milton and Denice Johnson
Nancy Stabell
Nick Ogden
Noel Geer
Rebeca and David Klements
Richard Moscardelli
Ryan and Betsy Chapman
Sandra and Dean Chase
Sarah and Bo Bartholomew
Saurabh Sinha
Stephanie Fletcher
Steve and Judy Turner
Stuart and Leigh Ann McWhorter
Susan and Jason Epstein
Tom Raney / JE Dunn Construction
Trudy and Bill Carpenter
Wesley Shutt

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.

Join the McWhorter Circle online or by mail.

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

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