ULI NASHVILLE NEXT
presents another program in the series
Lunch with a Leader
Guest: Gary Gaston
Civic Design Center
Come join your mid-career professional colleagues, ages 35-45, for networking, lunch, and a casual discussion and Q&A with Gary Gaston the CEO of Civic Design Center.
Location: Al. Neyer
11:30 – 12:00 Arrival / Networking / Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 Guided Discussion
12:30 – 1:00 Audience Q & A
About the Speaker:
Gary Gaston is the CEO of the Civic Design Center, and serves as Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture + Design. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from UTK, and a M.Ed. in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt.
Gaston has helped lead numerous planning and design efforts for the Civic Design Center during his 20-year tenure, including its visionary The Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City, published in 2005. Gaston has also co-authored two more books with the Design Center focused on health and regional transportation.
Gaston has received many recognitions including the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Silver Medal “for extraordinary efforts to advance the field of design in the region” and Young Leaders Council’s “Leader of the Year.” He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The District and is a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville.
About the Lunch with a Leader Series:
Lunch with a Leader offers informal lunch discussions that provide NEXT members with the opportunity for a small-group discussion with key leaders from Nashville. Past speakers have included Charles Robert Bone, President/CEO of Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Courtney Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tony Giarratanna, President, Giarratanna, LLC, and the Goldberg Brothers of Strategic Hospitality.
Thank you to 2023 ULI Nashville NEXT Sponsor OFRS!
ULI Nashville NEXT Mission
The ULI Nashville NEXT initiative will provide opportunities to identify, connect, and elevate the next generation of ULI Nashville leaders from mid-career professionals age 35 to (approximately) 45 years. NEXT will provide a range of benefits to participants as they continue to develop their leadership skills and build lasting relationships amongst peers, with ULI Leadership and throughout the ULI network.