Date(s) - Friday, April 4, 2014
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Your Small Business Resource: First Friday
Friday, April 4
7:30 am – 9 am
1550 West McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin
Topic: “Growth and Challenges Concerning Business in Williamson County”
Featuring: Betsy Crossley, Mayor of Brentwood, and Dr. Ken Moore, Mayor of Franklin
Betsy Crossley has lived in Brentwood since 1999 and is currently serving as the city’s mayor. She holds a Masters degree in Microbiology from the University of Georgia. Prior to serving the Brentwood community, Betsy worked as a laboratory researcher in the fields of Hematology, Anatomy and Pharmacology at the Medical College of Georgia and later taught Anatomy and Honors Biology in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Crossley was first elected to the City Commission in 2007, serving the previous eight years as a Brentwood Planning Commissioner. Initially elected as mayor in 2009, Betsy was re-elected in 2013. Regionally, Crossley sits on the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Middle Tennessee Mayor’s Caucus. She is serving her second term as the County Mayor’s Citizen Representative to the Williamson County Council of Economic Development. At the state level, Crossley was appointed to the Tennessee Water and Wastewater Financing Board by the Governor in 2011. In 2012, the Speaker of the House appointed Betsy to serve as a member of the Tennessee Local Development Authority. Crossley was the first woman to be appointed to that state board. For the past six years, she has been a member of the Executive Board of the Tennessee Municipal League. She is married with two grown sons.
Dr. Ken Moore, Mayor of Franklin is the 31st Mayor and second physician to head the City of Franklin. Ken practiced orthopedic surgery for more than 28 years and gained recognition on a state and national level as a leader. In May 2012 he was elected to serve as the Chair of the Middle Tennessee Mayor’s Caucus that covers a 10-county area with a population of 1.67 million people. In the same month, Mayor Moore was given the Leadership in Regional Thinking and Action Award at the Power of Ten Summit.
Outside activities include assisting to bring a new campus to Williamson County for Columbia State Community College, and he currently serves as chairman of the Columbia State Foundation Board. Mayor Moore also maintains a passion for delivering healthcare to the underserved and is medical director for the Shalom Foundation, which provides free surgery to poor Guatemalan children. He was also highly involved in the opening of a new outpatient surgery center for the Foundation in Guatemala City. Prior to serving as Vice Mayor and Mayor, Ken was elected to the Board of Mayor and Alderman in 2007 as an alderman at large. His work on the board has included Chair of the Finance Committee, and has led the effort to make Franklin a top 25 sustainable city. Ken is married with five children and six grandchildren.