Board of Directors
Lynn Morrow Board Chairman
Adams & Reese, LLP
Lynn Morrow is a partner with the Entertainment and New Media Team of Adams and Reese, LLP. She has extensive experience in representing clients in the music industry, representing many of the top country and contemporary Christian artists, producers and songwriters, as well as the Nashville Symphony. She is general counsel to the Gospel Music Association and the Christian Music Trade Association. Her practice also extends to representing the interests of authors, music publishers, managers and independent record companies. She writes extensively on copyright and entertainment-related subjects.
Lynn received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Irvine. She received her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, and a Masters of Law in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, England.
Lynn is a member of the Gospel Music Association, Country Music Association and Copyright Society of the South. She is a former chair of the Entertainment and Sports Section for the Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association. She is also a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the California Bar Association, a member the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and a board member of The Operation Andrew Group. She belongs to the United States Tennis Association, and served on the committees for the Music City Tennis Invitational (benefiting the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital), the International Justice Mission, and the Citizens Committee for the Governor's Prayer Breakfast.
Nancy Alcorn Vice Chairman
Nancy Alcorn began her professional career in 1973 as the Athletic Director for the State of Tennessee’s correctional facility for juvenile delinquent girls where she worked until 1978. From 1978 to 1980 she worked as a Senior Social Service Counselor for the Department of Human Services where she supervised foster care and investigated child abuse cases in Nashville, TN. From 1981 to 1983 she worked as the Director of Women for Teen Challenge in Nashville, TN where she had general oversight of their residential program for girls, provided individual counseling services and supervised other staff members.
In 1983, Nancy founded Mercy Ministries of America, an organization which has been providing care for hurting young women from across the globe for over 25 years. Mercy Ministries of America now operates with multiple residential facilities in the United States. Nancy has also authored several books including Echoes of Mercy, Mercy Moves Mountains, Cut: Mercy for Self-Harm and Starved: Mercy for Eating Disorders, all of which are designed to help reach young women who are seeking freedom from life-controlling issues. Today, Nancy is the Founder and President of Mercy Ministries and continues in her effort to expand this life-changing program across the nations.
Nancy serves as a National Board Member for Athletes in Action and on the Board of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. She is a member of the Hillsong Network, the International Convention of Faith Ministries and the Global Network of Christian Ministries. In 2004, she served as co-chair of the building campaign for Christ Church in Nashville, TN. She has also served as a keynote speaker at Girls of Grace Conferences held in cities across the country and at women’s and church conferences around the world.
Kathy Campbell Member
Business Partners Network
Kathy Campbell, Executive Vice President and co-founder of Business Partners Network (BPN), is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day operations including interfacing clients and network partners. BPN invests their time, capital, and resources in the businesses with whom they partner—to bridge the gap and help take their business to the next level.
Prior to BPN, Kathy worked with Private Business, Inc., where she created and developed the client services and business development managers support role for interfacing with the company’s bank clients.
Kathy’s previous experience also includes co-owning and operating DAD Financial, a direct marketing company specializing in targeted direct mail for banks and other financial services organizations. The business was ultimately purchased by a publicly traded point of sale firm in the UK.
Kathy has been involved at various levels with Mercy Ministries since its beginning in 1983 and serves on the Mercy Ministries of America board of trustees. She and her husband, Bill, live in Brentwood, Tennessee and are members of Christ Church. They have two married children and enjoy Titans football and riding their horses in their free time.
Pastor Sam Carr Member
Word of Life Center
Sam M. Carr is the founding pastor of Word of Life Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, a church which is reaching out to the world. Pastor Carr is an international speaker and is well-known as an anointed teacher and minister, presenting the Word of God with boldness, clarity and simplicity. His message is always fresh and relevant to the hour.
Pastor Carr hosts “Word Alive”, a daily television program, airing in various markets, including India, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. “Word Alive” is a locally produced television program sharing spiritual principles for daily living from the Word of God.
Pastor Carr has a heart and vision to reach the world with the Gospel. He has ministered the Word of God in leadership and pastors conferences in countries around the world, including, Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Mexico, Russia, Bermuda, Philippines, China, Korea, France, Sweden, India and Africa.
In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Carr is a member of the International Convention of Faith Ministers (ICFM), a board member of C.G.I. (Church Growth International, Dr. David Yonggi Cho, Chairman) and President of the Mercy Ministries Board.
Pastor Carr and his wife, Becky, have three children: a son, Taylor, and two daughters, Lindsey and Lainey.
Joe Cook, Jr. Member
Mountain Group Capital, LLC Nashville, TN
Mr. Cook is a principal and co-founder of Mountain Group Capital.
Mr. Cook is a founder and Past-Chairman of the Board of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) a biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA where he continues to serve as a director. Also, Mr. Cook serves as a director of Corcept Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT) a biopharmaceutical company in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Cook served as Chairman of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMLN) from 1998 to 2009 and was Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003. In 2009, Mr. Cook received the Pinnacle Award for Life Science Leadership from the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego.
Mr. Cook retired as a Group Vice-President, Global Operations, of Eli Lilly and Company in 1993 after more than 28 years of service. During his career at Lilly he served in various senior executive positions including: manufacturing, engineering, finance, sales and marketing and general management. Mr. Cook took a leave of absence from Eli Lilly and Co. in 1976 and was employed by the US International Trade Commission in Washington, DC as a part of the President’s Executive Exchange Program.
Mr. Cook serves as Chairman of the Board of Mercy Ministries International, Inc. with headquarters in Nashville, TN. He is also a past Chair and current member of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering Advisory Board. In 1999, Mr. Cook received the Nathan W. Dougherty Award from the University of Tennessee for distinguished service in the engineering profession. Mr. Cook also serves on the national board of the American Diabetes Association.
Mr. Cook graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1965 where he received a BS in Engineering with High Honors and was a UT Torchbearer.
Susan Cordell Member
Central Oil and Supply Company, Inc.
Susan received a B.S. in Family and Community Living from LSU in 1968. From 1972 to 1978, she was a member of the Monroe Junior Charity League, and from 1972 to 1979, she was a member of the Monroe Junior Garden Club. From 1986 to 1993, she served on the Board of Presbyterian Women. She also served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. In 1996, Susan began a Prayer Ministry at Pine Grove Church, and she presently oversees the church Prayer Ministry and Altar Ministry.
Susan leads cell groups, serves on staff at Pine Grove Church and teaches at her church and local conferences. From 1992 to 1994, Susan was Deputy Director of City of Faith Correctional Center, a work-relief half-way house for male and female state and federal prisoners. From 1990 to 1995, she worked and taught at City of Faith Inner City Church for Children.
Susan has been married for 39 years to John Hardeman Cordell, Sr. who is President of Central Oil and Supply Corporation of Monroe. She has three sons and two grandchildren.
Matt Meinel Member
VP Strategy – Global Financial Services, Informatica
Matt has been an innovator in Capital Markets financial technology for over 20 years. He started with the team that designed Reuters RMDS and then spent more than 15 years at UBS Investment Bank and its predecessor organizations—Swiss Bank Corp. and O’Connor & Associates. At Swiss Bank he rose to co-CIO and later was Global Head of the Fixed Income & Treasury Division of UBS. Matt also served on the board of Swapswire.com (now MarkitServe) and helped create FPML, serving as founder co-chair of the Standards Committee.
Since joining 29West (now Informatica Ultra Messaging) in January 2006 Matt has been driving global product, customer engagement and solution strategies to meet the high performance, enterprise data management needs of top tier financial institutions worldwide. Matt’s current role at Informatica is VP Strategy - Global Financial Services.
Matt and his wife Tammy have also been active volunteers in church leadership and non-profits that focus on helping children and single mothers including Mercy Ministries and World Vision for many years. Matt and Tammy have three children and reside in Franklin TN. They attend Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork.
Sue Osborn Member
EMIT Technologies, Inc.
Sue Osborn and her husband Casey founded EMIT Technologies in 2000 to provide the natural gas industry with environmental solutions for air quality regulatory issues. Headquartered in Sheridan Wyoming, today EMIT Technologies is a recognized industry leader with locations in six states and serving clients throughout the United States and Internationally.
Prior to formation of EMIT Technologies they were involve with multiple phases of the oil and gas industry. During 2002-2008 they were principals in EMIT Water Discharge Technology an innovative technology startup company until the purchase of firm by an international strategic.
In addition to EMIT Sue is a director for Green River Basin Well Service, Seven Pillars Resources, and Seven Pillars Foundation. Sue is a board member for Sure Foundation Family Ministries that reaches to transform Native American People groups with the freedom and truth available through Jesus Christ.
Sue graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1978 where she received her BS in Chemical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude.
Sue and Casey have been married 35 years. They have three children and three grandsons. They are members of Cornerstone Community Church.
Steven Pruett Member
Steven Pruett has strong experience in U.S. power markets having been involved in them for over 20 years. His experience started in accounting with PSI Energy in 1978. He held various accounting positions and then moved to wholesale market activities. He was involved in market studies and developing wholesale market strategies for PSI. From this, he became responsible for pricing wholesale transactions. When PSI became Cinergy, he was then charged with setting up the power trading business in Cincinnati.
Steven was hired by Goldman Sachs, advisor to Constellation Power Source (CPS), in February 1997. During the period of 1997-2001, he was involved in managing risk and trading the power markets. He learned the risk management practices and the management style of Goldman Sachs and gained significant exposure on how risk is managed both for individual trades and CPS. Goldman was bought out of the advisor agreement in Spring of 2001, and he became Co-COO of CPS for 6 months. He returned to work for Goldman Sachs in New York City in December 2001.
Steven was Managing Director for Goldman Sachs in New York City during the period of December 2001 to November 2006. There, he was responsible to create, establish and run U.S. Power Business in the Commodities group of Goldman Sachs. In doing so, he was responsible for managing the risks and the profits of the U.S. Power Business.
Steven has been married to his wife, Deanna, for over 20 years. They have five children and four grandchildren. They are members of Naples Christian Church and reside in Naples, Florida.
Matthew Rettich Member
Covenant Reliance Producers, LLC
Matthew Rettich is the Founder and CEO of Covenant Reliance Producers, LLC. In 1989, after witnessing his own family struggle financially when his grandparents faced unexpected illness, Matthew made a commitment to himself to protect retirees and pre-retirees from retirement issues. This resulted in the creation of his personal practice, Cornerstone Retirement Group, LLC. Matthew has become “THE” financial advisor in his area – becoming a $15 million dollar annual producer and ranked in the top 1% of annuity producers in the country. Insurance companies seek his advice for product development because he recognizes changes that would benefit his clients. He has been a regular guest on Nashville’s CBS affiliate, NewsChannel 5 at Mid-Day and has written numerous articles and reports.
In 2001, Matthew, created an Insurance Marketing Organization, Covenant Reliance Producers, LLC, designed specifically for the retirement market. CRP soon became one of the fastest-growing IMOs and currently provides assistance to hundreds of elite financial advisors across the nation.
Matthew is an Investment Advisor Representative through Brookstone Capital Management and a licensed insurance advisor. Matthew recently co-authored a book with physical fitness guru, Jack LaLanne, entitled, “Fiscal Fitness: 8 Steps to Wealth & Health,” which was released in March, 2008. Matthew is married and has four children and 13 grandchildren.