Purpose and Function of Committee: To coordinate the Rutherford ATHENA Leadership Award Program. This award is presented to individuals who have attained and embody the highest level of professional excellence in their business or profession, devote time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assist women in realizing their full leadership potential.
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Redstone Federal Credit Union, 2404 Medical Center Pkwy, 37129
Ashley Carter, Chair
Dr. Jill Austin
The Community Engagement Committee conducts mission-driven activities and events with the goal of strengthening Cable’s strategic presence and involvement in the community. The Community Engagement Committee recognizes the role of women in the community and identifies opportunities to partner with other women-focused organizations.
The committee also organizes the monthly Nonprofit Spotlight at the Cable breakfast meetings, helps facilitate members’ involvement in the community, and conducts nonprofit outreach benefitting local nonprofit organizations.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 8:00 am
Panera on Old Fort Pkwy
Haley Adams, Director
The Development Committee’s key responsibility is to foster and cultivate strategic partners that share the same vision as RUTHERFORD Cable.
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:00-9:30 am (directly after the breakfast meeting) for coffee at Starbucks (1804 Old Fort Parkway Murfreesboro, TN 37129)
Tosha Price, Director
Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Recognizing that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a richer environment for our members, Rutherford Cable has established a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) initiative. This initiative is being carried out by the DE&I Committee which works to ensure that Cable meets every member where she/he is, celebrates our members’ diverse voices and experiences and creates an atmosphere where all feel welcomed, valued and respected. The committee’s motto is, “Rutherford Cable is the place where differences unite us and make us stronger, rather than divide us”.
Meetings: 3rd Friday of every month, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
First Watch – 1970 Medical Center Pkwy Ste A Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Janet Kincherlow-Martin, Director
Our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Action Plan
The Finance Committee is charged with the fiduciary responsibility of maintaining a financially healthy organization.
The committee reviews the quarterly financials of the organization as well as assists at the monthly breakfast meetings.
Megan Keen, Director
Ensure Rutherford Cable governing documentation (including agreements, bylaws, affiliation agreement, chapter manual, and employee manual) is current and compliant with applicable procedures and regulations.
- Review governing documents as needed due to changes in operations and/or regulatory compliance.
- Review contracts and agreements for facilities, speakers, etc.
- Ensure meaningful board orientation process.
- Work with board to ensure ease of using Robert’s Rules for smooth board operations.
Meetings have been in person, but now most our on ZOOM
Meet as needed to review a document or discuss an issue
Patti James, Director
Special Advisor: Missy Lay
Marketing & Communications
The Marketing and Communications Committee is responsible for keeping members informed on a regular basis about RUTHERFORD Cable’s mission and opportunities to get involved.
The committee is also responsible for informing the community about RUTHERFORD Cable through communication via the news media and social media regarding upcoming events and activities.
Tee Wilson, Director
Member Services & Retention
Member Services and Retention Committee strives to make sure all members are engaged, informed, and knowledgeable regarding all membership benefits. Member Services and Retention Sub-Committees include: New Member On-boarding, Member Orientation, Breakfast Meeting Hosts, Buddy System, Surveys and Retention/Engagement.
Meetings: Virtual and combined with SHARE THE CONNECTION committee. 2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00pm Central Time.
Feel free to visit us to learn more!
Marisa Cali, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking events are held monthly to provide additional networking opportunities and shared experiences, beyond our ongoing breakfast meetings and other tools, to benefit RUTHERFORD Cable members.
We are always looking for creative, unique experiences that allow us to build our relationships, get to know each other better, and have fun!
All Networking events are consistent with the mission of RUTHERFORD Cable. Events can be “sponsored” by a member but cannot be for the benefit of showcasing the member’s business exclusively, promoting the member’s business or selling the member’s product. Members who wish to host events that sell their products, etc. may do so through a Cable ZAP, not as a Networking sponsored event.
Madison Kubera, Chair
Hope Warfel, Co-chair
The Professional Development Committee provides high-value, high-impact opportunities to members through programs designed to meet women where they are and provide education and tools for professional advancement.
As a member of the Professional Development Committee, you will gain skills in the areas of:
- Public speaking
- Relationship building
- Event organization
- Community leadership
Committees meet as needed to execute specific programs.
Current committees include
Leadership Academy – design, plan, and deliver two multi-session programs focused on leadership each year. Programs are often a collaborative offering with higher-education or professional development organizations.
Mentoring – design, plan, and deliver a program that meets the needs of members seeking formal mentoring opportunities.
Special Projects – deliver flexible in-person and virtual sessions focused on topics important to members: Read to Lead and Hot Topics. Evaluate new offerings based on survey feedback from members.
Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday at 8a via zoom.
Director: Jessica Prater
Leadership Academy Chair – Cheri Frame, email@example.com
Mentoring Chair – Meagan Flippin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Projects Chair – Jackie Morgan, Jackie.Morgan@atl.frb.org
Meetings as needed (no set date/time)
Meetings: As Needed (No Set Day/Time)
Read to Lead Team:
Mary Hoffschwelle (co-lead)
Jolene Radnoti (co-lead)
Michael Linn White
Hot Topics Team:
Kristen Shanine (lead)
The Programs and Logistics Committee is charged with developing and facilitating the following: monthly breakfast meetings and supporting the special events committee with the annual holiday event
Our responsibilities include developing speaker topics, securing quality speakers, managing the speaker’s needs, securing appropriate meeting sites, engaging table facilitators, selecting monthly Spotlight Members, recruiting Mission Moment volunteers, inviting community guests, and supporting the special events committee and networking committee events.
Meetings: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4-5 pm at The Alley on Main
Meg Van Patten, Director
Stacy Morter – Speaker Liaison
Angela Lyles – Speaker Liaison
Clare Marlng – Speaker Liaison and Mission Moment/Member Spotlight Coordinator
Rachel Braziel – Table facilitator Coordinator
Ella Weaver – Table Facilitator Training
Kenzi Keene/ Meg Van Patten – Door Prize Coordinator
Share the Connection
The Share the Connection committee focuses on empowering and educating the existing members to “Share the Connection” to prospective members. Our goal is to grow the organization with women who understand the RUTHERFORD Cable mission.
Each year, we strive to gain 30 new members who will become actively involved in RUTHERFORD Cable by positively impacting the organization with their gifts and talents. We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month via zoom at 4 pm.
Vicki Sheridan, Chair
The Special Events Committee coordinates events for RUTHERFORD Cable sponsors and members. We currently oversee two signature events, The Annual Holiday Party and the June Awards Program.
We meet the second Thursday of each month, 4 PM, at Redstone Federal Credit Union.
Kim Young, Chair
Marla St. Clair
The Technology Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining RUTHERFORD Cable’s technology resources for efficient operations of the organization.
This committee sets up the laptop at the monthly breakfast meetings in order to operate the projections for the meeting. The technology committee also works with the breakfast meeting venue and programs committee to ensure the guest speaker has everything in the technology realm he or she requires. Also, this committee assists the membership services committee at the member orientation meetings through performing training on the RUTHERFORD Cable website.
Sparkle Tufano, Chair
President’s Advisory Council
The purpose of the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) is to assist the RUTHERFORD Cable President and Board by working on issues, tasks and objectives that will enhance the overall strategic direction of the organization. The PAC is not a voting council; the Council simply provides advice, support and wisdom to the current President, Board and Membership as needed and requested. All members of the PAC, except for the president, will serve as a liaison/advisor to the Directors and Chairs of RUTHERFORD Cable. This PAC member will be available to the Director/Chair to help advise with any issues, tasks, or objectives the committee is working on.
The PAC will consist of nine members and a Chair to advise the Current President:
· Last Six Past Presidents
· Three At-Large Positions (traditionally 1 rolling off board/past board member, 1 member less than 2 years, 1 other)
· Chair: Immediate Past President
· Cable President
· President Elect