...In the same year, Phil launched BAM! Social Business, a boutique social media and digital marketing agency. His agency has grown over the past five years and has thrived thanks to the creative culture and entrepreneur drive seen throughout Nashville. BAM! was one of the first companies in Nashville to become a National LGBT Certified Business Enterprise through the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce....
Joey is a part of the marketing team at Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas. He has worked in the media and marketing industry for seven years including prior roles of Managing Editor & Creative Director of Tennessee's largest LGBT publication Out & About Newspaper, and as Brand Manager at the Nashville Scene.
Ryan lives in Nashville with Chris his partner of 10 years and their 5 rescue dogs. Ryan is the Director of Communications and Legislative Affairs at the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Ryan has worked as an advocate for older Tennesseans and those with disabilities for the past 12 years.
Matthew S. Gann, a resident of Nashville, Tennessee, serves as the Associate Director of Web Services and Digital Strategy at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR). There, he oversees strategy and development of all online properties and web policies for the Board and its administrative offices, programs and initiatives. He also serves as a consultant for all 46 of the Board’s constituent institutions.
Active in the local political arena and passionate about civic engagement, Matia serves as president for Tennessee Young Democrats (TNYD) and Vice-President of Political Planning for the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee (WPCTN). Prior to her roles with TNYD and WPCTN, Matia served as Treasurer for Tennessee Equality Project.
Jack Davis manages JD Events and Festivals who annually produces several large festivals in the Nashville area. Jack has been managing and executing large events for over 15 years. Prior to starting the event company Jack managed large events at the University of Michigan, Southeast Missouri State, and Vanderbilt University. Jack graduated from Missouri State University with a BA in Public Relations.