Bret Keisling is joined by Andy Spears, Market Manager for the Tennessee Center for Employee Ownership (TNCEO), who discusses the development of the state center, growing employee ownership in Tennessee through education and legislation, and how EO addresses issues important to Tennessee and its communities.
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Episode 211 Show Notes
About Andy Spears
Market Manager for TNCEO
Andy Spears is the Market Manager for the Tennessee Center for Employee Ownership. His past experience includes assignments with the Tennessee State Senate and Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. He's served as policy staff for nonprofit organizations and now runs a consulting business assisting nonprofits with advocacy and communications. He lives in Nashville and enjoys gardening and running half marathons with his daughter.
The Tennessee Center for Employee Ownership (TNCEO)'s mission is to educate business owners and their advisors (lawyers, bankers, accountants, wealth advisors) on the benefits of employee ownership via ESOPs, worker cooperatives, and Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). TNCEO provides resources, case studies and articles, and a list of service providers who can assist with employee ownership transitions. TNCEO serves the entire state of Tennessee.
TNCEO Board Members:
Chair, Jorge Tarajano, Chairman of PALA Group, Inc.
Vice Chair - Eric Strickland, CEO of 3LS
Treasurer - David Joffe, Bradley Law Firm
Sean Sullivan - Waller Law
Tim Jamison, Prairie Capital
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