The FENG Nashville, TN Chapter

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About the Nashville, TN Chapter

Welcome to the Nashville Chapter of FENG, the Financial Executives Networking Group. We currently have approximately 500 members, including Nashville residents as well as many remote members interested in following the goings-on of our chapter here in Middle Tennessee. Our goal is to be the premier networking resource for finance executives in the Greater Nashville Area. We provide ongoing career management services and a forum for financial executive networking, as well as helping our members with job search and transition support through the distribution of a large number of Middle Tennessee area job postings.

Nashville FENG members benefit directly from the support available from the National FENG organization. The national group provides a daily newsletter, including a featured editorial article of topical interest to financial execs, announcements and Q&A from members, and senior level financial job postings around the world. Social networking and internet connectivity have made professional networking an even more powerful career management tool. It is a time-tested method, providing the single best source of business and job opportunities. The ties among our members, and between our members and those of the other chapters around the country, are many and frequent.

Here are some details about our local chapter:

Membership Mix:
The Nashville FENG Chapter draws from a deep and geographically diverse pool of management talent and financial disciplines, including corporate finance, private and public accounting, FP&A, financial services, M&A, auditing, SOX compliance, IFRS convergence planning, tax and treasury. Out-of-town residents with an active interest in Nashville are welcome to join and attend any group events.

The Nashville Chapter of FENG exists under the purview of the national FENG, a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization. The Nashville Chapter is run by its Chairman, Mark Myers. Input from Chapter Members is always welcome by Mark.

Meeting Dates, Time and Location:
With rare exceptions, we meet the third Tuesday of each month, at 7:15-8:45 a.m. Meetings begin with 15 minutes of networking, followed by personal introductions and a guest speaker(s) on a timely topic of interest.

Meeting Topics

January 19, 2021: Sharing your personal brand via video!, Mila Grigg, CEO of MODA Image and Brand Consulting, LLC

January 21, 2020: You Don't Have to be an Extrovert to Succeed in Business, Dan Aronoff, Owner of FranNet of Middle and West Tennessee
February 18, 2020: Create Your One-Pager, Mark Myers, Career Management Coach, Career Connection Partners & Chair of the Nashville Chapter of The FENG
March 17, 2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19
April 21, 2020: (Powers of Attorney)2, Shannon D. Walker, Esq., C.P.A., Law Office of Shannon Walker, PLLC
May 19, 2020: Drivers of Employee Engagement, Laton Key, Senior Account Manager & Certified Trainer, Dale Carnegie Training of Tennessee
June 16, 2020: Your 2020 Career - Becoming a Victor Rather Than a Victim, Abby Kohut, "aka Absolutely Abby"
July 21, 2020: The Paradox of Leadership Vulnerability, Dan Haile, PCC, Managing Principal, Haile Coaching & Leadership LLC
August 18, 2020: Unpacking the Entrepreneurial Operating System, Kris Kelso, Executive & Leadership Coach
September 15, 2020: Master the Power of LinkedIn Branding & Social Selling!, Terry Sullivan, Founder of BuzzPro
October 20, 2020: Growing Your Business in Difficult Times, And How to Stay Focused in an Unfocused World, John "JB" Butigan, CEO of Peak Seminars and Peak Performance Group
November 17, 2020: Maneuvering Transition During Turbulent Times, Doug Grady, author of "The Ripple Effect"
December 15, 2020: 2020 Job Market Update and Emerging Trends, Britt Cumbie, Director of Contract Accounting Services, LBMC Staffing Solutions

Past Programs:

January 15, 2019: "10 Keys to Becoming a Career Conqueror", Mark Myers, Career Management Coach, Career Connection Partners
February 19, 2019: Branding yourself in 2019 – the right social media is worth millions, Mila Grigg, CEO, Moda Image and Brand Consulting
March 12, 2019: It’s Not the Money: The Reasons Employees Quit, Danny Nelms, President of the Work Institute
April 16, 2019: "Getting People to Help You", Rick Kloete, Principal & Founding President of Kloete Group, Inc.
May 14, 2019 (SECOND Tuesday): How to Value your Total Comp and Benefits Package, Jeanne Fisher, PJ Gibbs, and Jason Simpson. They are all Certified Financial Planners with ARGI
June 11, 2019 (SECOND Tuesday), Generate More Referrals! Strategies & Tactics On How To Take Your Production To A New Level, Steve Black, Author and Speaker
July 16, 2019: Linked In Secrets to Take Your Career/Business To The Next Level, Seth Greene, Author
August 20, 2019: Putting your best foot forward, Dan Ryan, President & CEO, Ryan Search-Vistage
September 17, 2019: 25 Ways to Get the Media's Attention, Jeff Bradford, President and CEO of the Bradford Group
October 15, 2019: Productivity From the Inside Out, Doug Grady, keynote speaker and author
November 19, 2019: Commercial Real Estate-Lease vs. Owning: Which is best?, Hilton B. “Buck” Forcum, Owner|Principal, Nashville Office Consulting
December 17, 2019: The ABCs of a PEO, Andrew Brittingham, Business Development, LBMC Employment Partners, LLC

Useful Links:

The Nashville Chapter has a LinkedIn Group entitled Nashville FENG (

The Nashville Chapter is also supported via volunteers by the Nashville Chapter of Financial Executives International (

Chapter Leadership

Mark Myers
[email protected]
(615) 260-0782
As a Career Management Coach, Job Search Strategist, and Network Development Coach, Mark’s primary goal is to assist individuals with making connections with ‘themselves’ and others to create their desired professional and personal success. Through Career Connection Partners launched in 2011, Mark incorporates his ability to open doors with senior executives and senior management of large businesses with his passion to help others pursue their professional
passions. Whether as a Career Coach or Job Search and Network Development Strategist, Mark also brings to the table his personal experiences of five career shifts, the evolution of his own professional passion, and several years of effective networking locally, nationally, and internationally.

Mark’s voluntary, professional experiences include Chairman of the Nashville Chapter of Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG); leadership in local, regional and national roles for Financial Executives International (FEI); alumni leadership roles for both graduate and undergraduate alma maters; and, career and networking assistance to a variety of individuals ranging in experience from recent MBA graduates to seasoned professionals. He is also a member of Tennessee Society of CPAs, Institute of Management Accountants, American Institute of CPAs, and International Coaches Federation. Because of his focused networking efforts since 2004, Mark’s professional network has grown substantially in the quantity of connections, the functional disciplines and geographical reach represented, and the levels of executive leadership of his contacts.

Mark’s career path has included business development and accounting and financial management. He retired from his accounting career in mid-2018 after a three-year stint in the outsourced accounting services arena, leading groups in two local public accounting firms. Prior to the return to the public accounting world, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee, where he led the accounting, finance, and human resources functions of the firm. As Client Service Director of the Nashville Office of Resources Global Professionals from January 2008 to April 2011, Mark was responsible for the development of new business, the management of existing clients, engagements and consultants, for all service lines in the Tennessee market. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant with over 35 years of accounting and financial management experience, including earlier experiences of 11 years in public accounting in both auditing and tax roles, and 15 years in a Controller role for a regional engineering & architectural firm. Mark has also had Adjunct Faculty appointments with Lipscomb University and Trevecca Nazarene University. Currently, he is training to become a certified instructor in the Dale Carnegie organization. His strategy building capabilities and creative problem solving skills are backed by an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.