In The Mains

Jon Dillard

Jon Dillard is a Memphis singer/songwriter. His company, In The Mains, books and manages the production of live music events in the Mid-South. Jon is a recent 25 year retiree from FedEx as a Senior Business Systems Analyst.

Farmhouse Recording Studio

Bryan Hayes

Bryan Hayes is the owner & CEO of Farmhouse Recording Studio, an award-winning, nationally touring songwriter and adjunct professor at Visible Music College.

Levitt Shell

Cindy Cogbill

Cindy Cogbill is the director of programming and marketing for the Levitt Shell, and adjunct music business faculty at Visible Music College.

First Horizon

Kathy Simonetti

Kathy Simonetti is a Vice President with First Horizon bank with six years' experience in the financial services industry.


Steve Dunavant

Steve Dunavant is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Director of CBiz, one of the nation’s leading providers of business services. Steve has over 25 years of public accounting experience with both local and international accounting firms.

Memphis Convention & Visitors’ Bureau

Regena Bearden

Regena Bearden is the Chief Marketing Officer at the Memphis Convention & Visitors’ Bureau.

Germantown Performing Arts Center

Paul Chandler

Paul Chandler is the executive director of the Germantown Performing Arts Center.

Visible Music College

Ken Steorts

Ken Steorts is the president and founder of Visible Music College and the founding guitarist of noted Christian rock band Skillet.

Century Wealth Management

Jay Healy

Jay Healy’s two life-long passions - music and investing - provided the foundation for his professional pursuits. First in the music business collaborating with artists such as Billy Joel, Mariah Carey, REM, and Live, then as the founder and President of Century Wealth Management, a firm built from the ground up to serve the complex needs of HNW families.


Amy Wright

Amy Wright is the Co-founder and CEO of Macro Solutions, an Information Technology Consulting Company based in Washington, DC, and an avid musician. In 2014, along with her husband, launched a 24/7 internet-based Americana/Roots Music focused television network called DittyTV.

Evans | Petree PC

Rusty Hensley

Rusty Hensley is an attorney with Evans | Petree PC. He is an alumnus of the University of Memphis Law School. His practice primarily focuses on business transactions and private client services.


Gebre Waddell

Gebre Waddell is best known as author of “Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques” published by McGraw‐Hill in 2013, and for mastering work with musical artists including Ministry, Lil’ Wayne, The Bar‐Kays, George Clinton, and David Porter. In 2003, Waddell established a mastering studio, Stonebridge Mastering, located in downtown Memphis, TN. In 2016 he became founder and CEO of Soundways, an audio technology corporation based in Memphis, TN.

Whalum Center for Music at Visible Music College

Sheila Whalum

Sheila Whalum is the Executive Director for the Whalum Center for Music at Visible Music College. She is Immediate Past President of Olivet Credit Union. She has three sons: Kenneth T. Whalum III, saxophonist with singer Maxwell, Kortland Kirk Whalum, singer and instructor at Stax Music Academy, and Kameron Whalum, trombone player, singer and dancer with Bruno Mars.

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