The Nashville Business Incubation Center is lead by Chief Executive Officer Angela Crane-Jones. Angela Crane-Jones has served NBIC since 2003, being appointed to this role, after progressive experience with the organization, in 2013. Previously, she served as Interim CEO, where she forged business relationships with the Small Business Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and Operation Stand Down among others to provide additional training and educational opportunities for the businesses at the Incubation Center and Entrepreneur community at-large. She began her tenure with NBIC as Assistant Director from 2003 – 2012, Mrs. Crane-Jones took an active leadership role in securing consulting services for the center’s clients, developing community resources and developing programs supporting the needs of NBIC clients. Prior to joining the center’s staff, Mrs. Crane-Jones was owner/operator of two Dairy Queen Restaurants where she gained valuable experience in retail and food operations, marketing and forecasting. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Master of Arts degree from Tennessee State University.
Kinley Boyd holds the role of Development and Communication Coordinator at NBIC. She is an alum of Lipscomb University in Nashville, where she pursued a dual major in Public Relations and Hospitality Management. Kinley’s career kicked off as a Marketing Communication intern, eventually progressing to the role of Development Assistant at The Next Door, a non-profit addiction treatment center supporting women. She further honed her skills by managing social media for Lipscomb University’s Alumni Relations, overseeing events such as annual giving days and homecoming weekends. Transitioning to her current role as a Development and Communication Coordinator, Kinley’s path to NBIC was paved by her experience in business-related courses and hands-on involvement in the entrepreneurial realm. Her entrepreneurial spirit sparked from a second-place win in a pitch competition, nurturing her idea of establishing a business based on the essence of the popular TV show, “The Great British Baking Show.” At NBIC, Kinley orchestrates fundraising, communication initiatives, and alumni engagement strategies. Her goal is to fuse alumni involvement into the organization’s outreach efforts, focusing on fundraising, grant writing, and bolstering communication channels.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Kinley has a passion for baking delectable desserts. Kinley Boyd is a dedicated professional, infusing her love for communication, entrepreneurship, and relationships into a mission of fostering community, empowerment, and business growth.
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