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A tip of the hat to their teachers

March 25, 2003

If you taught Keri McInnis or Gabriel Segovia, take a bow. Those two alumni took their places among young colleagues who are graduates of such universities as Yale, Vanderbilt, Baylor and Washington University in St. Louis.

McInnis and Segovia, along with 38 others, were featured in a special section of The Tennessean, where the Top 40 Under 40 up-and-coming Middle Tennessee leaders were listed.

In addition to the photo and brief bio of all 40, McInnis and Segovia were among the very few featured in more extensive vignettes.
March 25, 2003

If you taught Keri McInnis or Gabriel Segovia, take a bow. Those two alumni took their places among young colleagues who are graduates of such universities as Yale, Vanderbilt, Baylor and Washington University in St. Louis.

McInnis and Segovia, along with 38 others, were featured in a special section of “The Tennessean,” where the “Top 40 Under 40” up-and-coming Middle Tennessee leaders were listed.

In addition to the photo and brief bio of all 40, McInnis and Segovia were among the very few featured in more extensive vignettes.

At 30 years of age, McInnis is a senior vice president and market manager for Pinnacle Financial Partners' Green Hills Office, while Segovia, at age 33, is Clarksville mayor pro tem, as well as a school resource officer for Northeast High School.

The authors of the two vignettes unearthed a common thread in the philosophy of both McInnis and Segoviaservant leadership. Both truly live their belief in the importance of leaders leading through service to others.

The author of the article about Segovia says, “Segovia, now 33, finds himself among the most promising young politicians in the state.”

An excerpt from McInnis' nomination, as quoted in the vignette, stated: “She has what appears to be limitless capacity for being involved inand leadinga wide array of community initiatives. At the same time, she has made a significant contribution to the business community as one of Nashville's most impressive young financial leaders.”

For those who taught and mentored these two young Tennessee leaders: Way to go!