Cable Committees


The best way to make deeper connections with your fellow Cable members is to join a Cable committee. Volunteer as a committee member to gain additional business exposure and expand your network of relationships within Cable. Getting involved is where you will see exponential benefits start to come from your RUTHERFORD Cable membership. Learn more about our individual committees to get plugged in today.

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.

Committee Members:
Julie Lewis, Chair

Lori Cutler – Co-Chair
Dr. Jill Austin
Amelia Bozeman
Heather Burrows
Ashley Carter
Elveta Cooper
Dr. Sherry Galloway
Edie Langston
Missy Lay
Angel Pardue
Teauna Upshaw
Meg Van Patten
Michelle Willard
Margaret Woodis

The Community Engagement Committee conducts mission-driven activities and events with the goal of
strengthening Cable’s strategic presence and involvement in the community.

For 2019-2020, the committee’s activities include partnering with the MTSU Pam Wright Chair in
Entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 18-22, to provide a panel of Cable
entrepreneurs for a college audience and judges for a high school entrepreneurship fair.

The committee also organizes the monthly Nonprofit Spotlight at the Cable breakfast meetings, helps
facilitate members’ involvement in programs such as Chamber Diplomats and Saint Thomas
Commonwealth Society, and conducts ad hoc nonprofit outreach benefitting Cable’s nonprofit

Committee Members
Gina Urban, Director

Sheryl Chesnutt
Cheryl Farthing
Jamie Harrington
Debbie Howard
Tosha Price
Kelly Prince
Francela Salas
Alicia Stachura
Carolyn Tumbleson
Lori Williams
Dana Womack
Kimberly Young

The Development Committee’s key responsibility is to foster and cultivate strategic partners that share the same vision as RUTHERFORD Cable.

Meetings: 4th Tuesday of every month, 12:30 1:30 for lunch, at the Boulevard Bar & Grill (2154 Middle Tennessee Blvd, 37130)

Committee Members:

Sarah Callender
Julie Lewis
Kristen Perry

Recognizing that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a richer environment for our members, Rutherford Cable has established a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative. This initiative is being carried out by the D&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)

Committee Members:
Bobbie Johnson, Director

Amelia Bozeman
Ashley Castle
Jonica Cowan
Valda Cowan
Andrea Lewis
Janet Martin
Allison Oslund
Sharon Seibert
Jessica Stollings-Holder
Veronica Terrell

D&I Champions:
Elveta Cooper
Meagan Flippin
Ella Weaver
Jackie Morgan

The Finance Committee is charged with the fiduciary responsibility of maintaining a financially healthy organization.

The committee is comprised of several subcommittees, including reconciling accounts receivable, receiving and depositing cash, invoicing, budgeting and financial reporting.

Committee Members:
Megan Keen, Director

Elizabeth Abernathy
Kenya Adams
Donna Anderson
Teresa Clements
Carolyn Cox
Amanda Cromwell
Beverly O. Davis
Ashley Holloway
Debbie Howard
Lori Williams
Suzanne Vandiver

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.

Committee Members:
Alicia Stachura, Director

Tina Becerra 
Angel Pardue 
Lindsi Solomon 

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: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at The Alley on Main (223 W Main St. Murfreesboro, TN 37130).

Feel free to visit us to learn more!

Committee Members:
Ashley Castle, Chair

Edie Langston
Heydi Lopez
Angel Pardue
Deborah Roberts
Jill Spry

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.

Committee Members:
Allison Barmore, Chair


The Programs and Logistics Committee is charged with developing and facilitating the following: monthly breakfast meetings, holiday events and annual awards meetings.

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 coordinating the annual awards and holiday programs.

Meetings: Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm at the Alley on Main, 223 W Main Street, 37130

Committee Members:
Carolyn Tumbleson, Director
Angela Howard, Chair

Stacey Morter
Tosha Price
Meg Van Patten
Ella Weaver

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.

Committee Members:
Ashley Holloway, Chair

Megan Keen

The Special Events Committee coordinates events for RUTHERFORD Cable sponsors and members. Our sponsors each have signature events and programs that occur throughout the year based on their corporate goals and input from our membership.

This committee works with each RUTHERFORD Cable sponsor, the Development Committee, the Marketing and Communications Committee, and the Program Committee to develop events.

The Special Events Committee welcomes guests and meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:15 P.M. at Bad Daddy Burgers on Medical Center Pkwy.

Committee Members:
Kenzi Keene, Chair

Ashley Adams
Kathy Bennett
Jamie Harrington
Kenzi Keene
Dawn Nasoori
Jennifer Phillips
Kimberly Young

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.

Committee Members:
Maria Edlin King, Chair

Vasana Rattanarath

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.

Committee Members:
Meagan Flippin, Past President (19-20) & Chair
Lori Williams, Current President
Amelia Bozeman, President-Elect
Jackie Morgan, Past President (18-19)
Carolyn Tumbleson, Past President (17-18)

Four At-large positions (appointed by current President):