Nancy VanReece’s personal mission is to advocate creative opportunities to help communities, businesses and individuals achieve their full potential. This has been the driving force throughout her successful career and inspiring life.
Nancy VanReece is the first openly out lesbian elected to a legislative body in the State of Tennessee. She is the Nashville Metro Councilmember responsible for surging popularity and citizen activism in District 8, which includes parts of North Inglewood, Maplewood, and Madison. She served as Chair of the Convention, Tourism Committee and is now Vice-Chair of the Parks, Libraries & Arts Committee and was appointed by the Mayor's Office onto the Metro Nashville Diversity Advisory Council.
The Victory Institute says this: "Each day since, Council Member VanReece has been a tireless champion for the people of Nashville’s 8th District – laser-focused on bringing regional investments and opportunity to her constituents."
Hon. Nancy VanReece is also the Vice President of Business Development at Batch Nashville, LLC., a brand builder and advocate that concentrates on client experience. Nancy is an international speaker on issues such as online marketing, social media communications, and branding. In 2015 she was added as a speaker to the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs. She is the founder of Carpe Diem Management, a branding, social media strategy and training company now in its third decade. Her work at Carpe Diem Management allows her to help small businesses and nonprofits understand and use social media to reach, build and lead core audiences. With a keen eye to the latest trends in social media and online communications , she has provided detailed social media and social communications strategies for many businesses around the United States.
VanReece was also a trailblazer for more than 25 years in the music business, as well as served as the Executive Director/CEO of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival from 2007-2009; the first Senior Director of Partnership Development at Cool People Care, Inc.; and as strategist for GivingMatters.com, and the Nashville Library Foundation. She was the first new media consultant on record for the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee for it's first two and a half years.
She is the 2017 recipient for the Stein Award for Public Leadership in the Arts, awarded by the Nashville Arts Coalition.