Board of Directors

Vice-President: Maria Amado | A&G Financial Management, LLC

Maria is a founding partner at A&G Financial Management, LLC – a Registered Investment Advisory.  She has worked in Financial services for over 20 years focusing on institutional and non-profit clients.  Her team was named as an Advisor of the Year finalist and Maria was named as “Best of the Rest” by PLANSPONSOR Magazine (the most successful retirement plan advisors). Maria was also named Rising Star by Prudential Securities.Outside the office, she has served on committees for TN Waltz, Hands on Nashville, the United Way of Middle Tennessee’s Sennet Society, and Iroquois Steeplechase. She is a member of the Young Leaders Council and an inaugural member of 90 Degrees. She has served on the board of Nashville Children’s Theater and the Board of Governors for JSU.

  John Scannapieco | Baker Donelson 

John Scannapieco is an attorney at Baker Donelson and is a co-leader of the firm’s Global Business Team. In the aftermath of the catastrophic floods of May 2010, John was instrumental in positioning CRC for its leadership role in the relief and recovery efforts on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management. CRC distributed more than $3 million in relief and recovery supplies to flood survivors in Davidson County and Middle Tennessee.

  Willie Ford | HCA

Willie Ford is an IT manager at the Hospital Corporation of America, overseeing enterprise clinical reporting for HCA.  If he looks a little casual in the photo it’s because it was taken while Willie volunteered at one of four temporary warehouses CRC operated after the flood. Always on the front lines, Willie donated time loading mattresses, sorting supplies and distributing basic necessities. He regularly leads a team of HCA volunteers on Community Day to volunteer at the CRC warehouse.

  Martin Akin | Pinnacle Bank

Martin is the Business Banking Area Manager and Financial Advisor at Pinnacle Financial Partners for the Middle Tennessee region. He leads CRC’s Finance Committee and is a former Chair of Oyster Easter, CRC’s main fund-raising event. Martin has been involved, in various roles, with the CRC since moving to Nashville in 2002.  He sits on the Boards of Friends of Warner Parks and The TN Medical Foundation.


Ben Prom | Conference Direct

Ben Prom is a global account executive for ConferenceDirect, is a leading provider of global meeting planning solutions. Ben is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stoutand spent many years in the hotel hospitality industry. He is also on the boards of Our Kids Center and supports a number of other charitable causes. Ben is a regular volunteer at CRC’s Christmas Giveaway, helping nonprofits load their vehicles. He looks darn good in a Santa hat.

  Cindie Burkett | 

Cindie Burkett has recently joined the board and brings a background in buying, negotiation and market research to support CRC’s mission. Cindie holds a Doctorate in Global Business and Leadership, a Master’s in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building and is a Certified Project Manager.

  Donna Pack | Community Volunteer with Nashville International Center for Empowerment
  Jason Campbell | Signs First
Sloane Lucas | Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation

Sloane currently leads strategic development and execution of national, regional and local philanthropy-related programs and initiatives, including ESG/CSR and Sustainability communications. She serves as Executive Director of both The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation and Cracker Barrel Cares, an employee crisis relief fund. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel and its affiliates operate more than 650+ company-owned Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations in 45 states.

Lori Lefort | Spirit Airlines
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