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March 12, 2018

ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018-2020 CABLE OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As a Cable member, you have the honor and responsibility to recommend members to the nominating committee as Officers and Board Members for the 2018-2020 Board year which begins July 1, 2018.  Please take some time to consider who will make a good contribution to the organization and its mission and who can bring a skill set that will help the organization move forward.

We encourage you to recommend other Cable members AND to nominate yourself.  Only with your help can we identify Cable members eager to serve in Cable leadership.

Please check with the members you nominate to get permission before submitting their names.  Email your responses to our Veronica Marable Johnson, by March 31, 2018, at vjohnson@nashvillechamber.com

Thank you for supporting Cable’s future.

Veronica Marable Johnson

Board Chair-Elect & Nominating Committee Chair

Click here to download and fill out the nomination form:  Board-Nomination-2018-2020

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March 8, 2018

Member Profile Spotlight: Pat Matranga

Pat Matranga has been a Cable member for 20 years! After two decades as a member and now serving on the Cable board as Programs vice chairwoman, Pat still remembers why she made the decision to join Cable immediately after attending her first meeting. “After being surrounded by successful women who are constantly working on improving themselves, I knew instantly this was the organization for me.”
As a Cable member, Pat has had the opportunity to meet and network with both women and men she most likely would not have met otherwise. “An organization with a mission like Cable brings together people from all walks of life and provides a venue for everyone to have an enriching experience. I love being part of helping other women succeed AND celebrating their success.”
In her own career, Pat’s biggest achievement was designing and making the United Nations Foundation awards. These awards are handed to some of the most important world leaders, including President Barack Obama. She is also currently learning how to handle one of her biggest career setbacks. After returning home from the New Year, Pat discovered her workshop was “raining” due to a pipe burst. She is taking this challenge day by day and uses nutritional juicing, extra sleep, patience and determination to face this hurdle head on and grow from the experience.
When asked what advice she would give to a young professional woman today, she offered, “You don’t have to know everything. Get help or more training for the things you don’t. Just keep reaching toward things that appeal to you.”
Pat Matranga is the owner of Matranga Designs.
http://matrangadesigns.com/
Thank you, Pat, for helping us spread Cable’s mission and for two decades of membership!

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February 16, 2018

Member Profile Spotlight: Anne Martin

After 25 years as a successful Nashville businesswoman and attorney, Anne Martin made the smart decision to join Cable last year. With many friends and colleagues already established members, it did not take Anne long at all to fully grasp Cable’s mission and start seeing the many benefits the organization offers to professional women at all phases in their career.
“Cable is an invaluable and true networking opportunity, but the diversity of businesses and members represented is truly unique, and the genuine interest in supporting women in business is inspiring.”
And speaking of women supporting women, Anne praises her own professional mentor, Margaret Behm, for years of guidance and advice throughout her extensive career. “Margaret hired me fresh out of law school at 24 years old and taught me how to be an exceptional lawyer: how to practice law, gain respect of judges and, most importantly, how to treat clients. Margaret even helped me through one of my biggest career setbacks and offered me the greatest piece of advice I still carry today, “you learn much more from your losses than you do your successes.”
When asked about her personal aspirations and career goals, it is clear that Anne is passionate about her profession and not afraid to chase her dreams.
“I am currently running for Chancery Court judge, and hope to be successful on the May 1 ballot. It is the perfect time in my life and my career to make the transition to the bench. Additionally, I have practiced heavily in the Chancery Court and handled all types of matters there. The difference between being a lawyer and judge, is as a judge, I would be charged with creating a solution dictated by the facts and the law as a neutral decision maker. I am excited about the challenge!

Thank you for joining Cable and for sharing your story, Anne! We wish you the best of luck and truly appreciate your dedication to Cable and our community.

Anne Martin is a Partner and Executive Committee Member of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. She handles litigation and is an employment law attorney.

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February 1, 2018

Susan Huggins Plans to Retire


After several years of dedicated service as Cable’s President & CEO, Susan Huggins plans to retire, effective April 30, her seventh anniversary.

Susan has been a Cable member for more than 30 years, is a former president of the board, and in 2011 she was hired as our organization’s first executive director. She led a rebranding effort, by-laws revision, and added to our existing successful programs by creating the Corporate Board Academy, a partnership with Women on Corporate Boards, and the Executive Leadership Academy. She spearheaded our transition from exclusively volunteer leadership to a professional management structure.

Susan wrote in her letter to the Board, “I am very proud of the accomplishments that Cable has achieved and believe we have positioned Cable as a vital part of the professional landscape in Nashville, helping women achieve the goals they so well deserve. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my talent and personal relationships to help move Cable forward.”

Please look for future communications about Cable’s plans to honor Susan and her long record of championing Nashville women, and on how you can be involved in our 40th anniversary year. For more information, contact Laura Creekmore at laura@creekcontent.com / 615.500.4131 or Veronica Marable Johnson at vmarablejohnson@gmail.com /615-573-4108.

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