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Blakeford CEO Invited to Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust

Brian Barnes

Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust is an invitation-only community for top business decision makers in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 14, 2023) — Brian Barnes, president and CEO of Blakeford Senior Life, has been invited to join Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust, ​a community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in Middle Tennessee.

Brian was chosen for membership by the Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence in the local business landscape and beyond. Brian oversees the financial and operational aspects of Blakeford and has substantial experience in running high-quality, fiscally strong and vibrant senior living communities.

As an invited member, Brian will contribute articles to the Nashville Business Journal website and participate alongside fellow members in Expert Panels. He will connect and collaborate with a vetted network of local leaders.

“I am proud to be included among such a strong community of business leaders, and I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience leading a longstanding, successful Nashville non-profit. I hope to utilize the Leadership Trust to grow our Blakeford community and connect with others who are fostering good business in our city,” Barnes said.

The Nashville Business Journal Leadership Trust team is honored to welcome Brian to the community and looks forward to helping him elevate his personal brand, strengthen his circle of trusted advisors and position him to further impact the Nashville business community and beyond.

About Business Journals Leadership Trust

Nashville Business Journal​ Leadership Trust is a part of Business Journals Leadership Trust — a collective of invitation-only networks of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community. Membership is based on an application and selection
committee review. ​Benefits include private online forums, the ability to publish insights on, business and executive coaching and a dedicated concierge team. To learn more and find out if you qualify, visit

About Blakeford Senior Life

Established in 1996, Blakeford Senior Life is a not-for-profit provider of senior residential living and services, including Blakeford at Green Hills; Blakeford At Home, a licensed provider of non-medical caregiving services; and LiveWell By Blakeford.