Business Briefs

Earl Swensson Associates (ESa)
Two new employees have joined architectural firm ESa (Earl Swensson Associates).

Kim Seitzmeir

Kim Seitzmeir

Kim Seitzmeir has joined the construction contract administration team. Most recently based in Ft. Myers, FL, she has over 10 years of experience on many types of construction projects, in- cluding institutional, educational, multi-use, retail financial and hospitality. Kim earned both a Master’s degree in Construction Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in   Civil Engineering from the University of Florida.

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Gina Everetts

Gina Everetts has joined the administrative and support team. She holds a Master of Business Admini- stration degree from the University of Tennessee as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South.


ESa is a 56-year-old, Nashville-based architectural firm that designs healthcare facilities, educational facilities, hospitality venues, corporate office buildings, senior living communities, and facilities for communities and the arts. Ranked as Nashville’s largest architectural firm, ESa is located at Gulch Crossing, 1033 Demonbreun Street.


Mark Myers has joined Crosslin as director of entrepreneurial business services, bringing more than 36 years of accounting and financial experience to the position.  He will lead Crosslin’s growing line of services for entrepreneurial and emerging businesses.

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Mark Myers

Myers most recently served as a senior account manager for CFO Business Strategies and also has worked as the chief financial officer for Littlejohn Engineering Associates.  He is a certified career management coach, and frequently lectures   at career transition groups throughout the state.

He received his master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Trevecca Nazarene University.  He also is a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant.

Myers is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Institute of Management Accountants.  He currently serves on the local Board of Financial Executives International and has served several regional and national roles for that organization.  He also serves as the chair of the Nashville Chapter of the Financial Executives Networking Group and past state chapter treasurer of the International Coaches Federation.  He is a member of the finance committee for Renewal House and has held several committee positions on the Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee.

Crosslin offers audit and assurance, tax, state and local tax, accounting and IT forensics, entrepreneurial business services, religious organization services, healthcare consulting, cybersecurity and consulting services, managed IT, managed security, valuation services, and litigation support.

Southeast Venture

Nashville-based commercial real estate and design firm Southeast Venture has an- nounced that Jenna Wise has joined the Design Services team.

Jenna Wise

Jenna Wise

In her new role, Wise will provide leadership on project teams. Most recently, she worked as senior interior design project manager for Studio Four Design, Inc. in Knoxville. Prior to that, she worked as an interior designer for Life Care Centers of America.

Wise is affiliated with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and has experience in design and project management in a number of different settings, including corporate, retail, higher education, healthcare and worship. She earned her bachelor’s degree in interior design from Middle Tennessee State University.

Southeast Venture is a diversified commercial real estate and design services company. The firm provides and coordinates the delivery of brokerage, development, architectural and interior design and property management.

You Have the Power

Andrea Conte, Founder of You Have The Power, is pleased to announce Cathy Gurley’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was approved by board members this month. Gurley has spent five years serving as You Have the Power’s Executive Director. During her tenure at YHTP, Gurley teamed with community leaders to develop a young adult Victim Impact Curriculum and produced an acclaimed documentary “No Girl’s Dream” on human trafficking in Tennessee.

Cathy Gurley

Cathy Gurley

Gurley was a founding board member of the Nashville T.J. Martell Foundation. She has worked with Friends of Warner Park, McNeilly Center for Children, and StandUp2Cancer in addition to serving as a mentor at Tennessee Achieves and an adjunct professor at Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. Her writing brought her several national accolades including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.

Gurley is currently a member of the Citizen Advisory Committee, Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Sexual Offender Treatment Board, Domestic Death Review Team, ACES of Nashville, and the Domestic Violence Death Review Board. Gurley is also   the current president of the Nashville Women’s Breakfast Club.

You Have the Power was founded 24 years ago by Andrea Conte to provide education, advocacy and empowerment to individuals and communities that have been or are currently impacted by violent crime. The organization provides educational materials and training and develops resource guides and documentaries as presentations for schools, therapeutic and professional communities, legal and judicial entities and the military.