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Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee


The 17-member Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee, created by former Mayor Megan Barry in September 2016, serves in an effort to create a “Nashville Vision” that helps empower low- and middle-income Nashvillians towards financial inclusion.

The committee consists of three subgroups: financial literacy, financial empowerment and financial capability.

Read the Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee formation press release for additional information.


Financial Literacy Subcommittee

  • Shawn Joseph, subcommittee chair, Director of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • Dean Eric Johnson, Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Business Management
  • Jackie Morgan, Senior Economic and Financial Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank
  • Jamie Woodson, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, S.C.O.R.E
  • Carol Yochem, President, Middle Tennessee Market, First Tennessee
  • Kent Oliver, Director, Nashville Public Library

Financial Empowerment Subcommittee

  • Eddie George, subcommittee chair, Managing Partner, Edward George Wealth Management Group
  • Joanne Pulles, President, The HCA Foundation and the HCA Hope Fund
  • Tracey Dill, Director of Financial Stability, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
  • Martha Silva, Director of Economic Integration Initiatives, Conexion Americas
  • Jarrett Strickland, Investment Advisor, Molette Investment Services
  • Robert Stokes, Financial Management Advisor, Edward Jones Financial

Financial Capability Subcommittee

  • Justice William C. Koch, subcommittee chair, Dean, Nashville School of Law
  • State Sen. Jeff Yarbro, Counsel, Bass Berry & Sims
  • Sarah Sanders Teague, Senior Vice President, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Carolyn Schott, Member Attorney, Sherrard, Roe, Voigt and Harbison
  • Brandon Puttbrese, Account Executive, GS&F Public Relations