Our Team

angela crane jones

ceo

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.

PHYLANICE NASHE

Entrepreneur in Residence

Phylanice Nashe has twenty years of entrepreneurship and business leadership experience in the legal, manufacturing, IT and E-learning industries. She has served as the CEO of the Nashe Law Group, LLC, Co-Founder of Innertainment Delivery Systems, LLC, and Principal of MaxxContent, LLC. Phylancie and Dr. Turner Nashe, her husband and business partner, manage their current portfolio of businesses with an ecosystem of leaders and innovations across their enterprise. Phylanice brings expertise in solving complex issues, recognizing stakeholder needs, developing and leading multi-tiered teams, product development, strategy execution and project management

SATURNIE ANTOINE

Program Assistant

COLTON GRUB

Accountant

KEITH SIMMONS

Communications Manager

OCTAVIA WILSON-SIMMONS

Personal Assistant