Nashville State Foundation Announces Four New Board Members
The Nashville State Community College Foundation Board recently added four new members for 2023-2024. They are Jani-king of Nashville and Memphis President/CEO/Owner Victor Berrios, Oracle Corporation’s Director of Customer Success and Life Sciences Rick Ewing, Lyle. Cook. Martin Architects Principal Brad Martin, and HCA Healthcare Director of Technical Workforce Development David Spence.
Foundation Board Chair Joey Hatch, a former Nashville State student and retired construction executive at Skanska, said, “The four new Board members support Nashville State’s charge to increase access, completion, and post-completion success in educational pathways that meet the existing and emerging needs of our regional workforce and communities. Furthermore, they have valuable insights and experience that will help keep the College’s focus on student success.
“Together, coupled with our existing Board, the contributions of the new members will be invaluable as they provide support, direction, and guidance as Nashville State continues to evolve and positively impact our communities,” said President Dr. Shanna L. Jackson. “I am grateful for and thank them all for their service.”
The new members include and join the Board:
Victor Berrios, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and speaker, is president and CEO of Titan and River
City Franchising, and is a Master Franchise Owner for commercial cleaning company
Jani-King. Born in Puerto Rico, the eight-year U.S. Army veteran is president of the
Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce. With a background in hotel management
and development, Berrios holds multiple national certifications from the American
Resort Development Association and the American Hotel & Motel Association.
Rich Ewing is the director of Customer Success and Life Sciences at Oracle Corporation. For
more than a decade, Rick has worked with pharmaceutical, medical device, and clinical
research companies to solve challenging data issues to bring new drugs and durable
medical devices to market faster and safer. A 9th-generation Nashvillian, Rick worked at Apple Computers, Vanderbilt Health Plans,
and Ernst & Young. He is active in Leadership Nashville and sits on the boards of
the Nashville Opera, FiftyForward, and the University School of Nashville Alumni Board.
Bradley Martin, a principal at Lyle. Cook. Martin Architects, is a graduate of Nashville State Technical
Institute (now Community College), having earned an Associate of Applied Arts in Architect
Engineering Technologies before earning a B.A., in Architecture at the University
of Tennessee in Knoxville. The registered architect in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama,
has won numerous awards such as the Terrific Treehouse Competition Winner at Cheekwood
Botanical Gardens and Museum and the Clarksville Downtown Development Partnership
Design Award for the "Upland Trail Riverwalk Extension" and the "Deborah Evans Office
Building.” Bradley is or has been active on several boards, including the Clarksville-Montgomery
County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gateway Hospital (Clarksville), University of
Tennessee College of Architecture & Design, and Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic
David Spence has worked at HCA Healthcare for more than 25 years. At present, David is the director of Technical Workforce Development, where he designs and implements innovative training programs for new technologies and methodologies. In his current role, he also established internship and apprenticeship programs to attract talent from surrounding universities and technical schools with an 80% placement rate upon completion of the program. The Middle Tennessee State University graduate excels in research and analysis, program management, talent development, and partnership development.