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Bud Walters (center) is presented with an award by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

RE/MAX HOMES AND ESTATES, LIPMAN GROUP HIRES 4

RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group recently hired Stevie Bell, Darrick Bourgeois, Nicole Davis and Erin Flournoy to serve Middle Tennesseans in the buying and selling process.

Bell has more than 40 years of experience in customer care and 20 years of experience as a business owner. She has been a licensed agent for the past three years and specializes in a variety of price ranges to meet her client’s needs. Bell recently received her certification as a Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist.

Flournoy joins the luxury real estate firm with previous real estate experience in construction and development. When she’s not assisting homebuyers and sellers, she enjoys playing golf, spending time with her two boys and listening to live music.

Bourgeois attended the University of Washington and became a business owner at the age of 19 with the creation of Rocketstar Recording. He later went on to own another business in Seattle before moving to Nashville.

Davis’ professional career began at an inheritance recovery firm followed by a fitness equipment distribution company. She has experience with negotiating lease terms, finalizing buildouts and helping clients through stressful decisions. Davis now serves the Greater Nashville area as a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist and an active member of the National Association of Realtors, the Tennessee Association of Realtors and the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. As a strong advocate for protecting youth, she dedicates a percentage of every home sale to Operation Underground Railroad and a charity of her clients’ choice.

WALTERS AND CROMWELL MEDIA HONORED BY NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS CORP

Bayard (Bud) Walters, owner of Cromwell Media, was presented the Francis S. Guess “Connector” Award by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. The award recognizes an individual who has worked to connect the hospitality industry to the community at large or to a particular group in order to make Nashville a more appealing, open and successful destination. It is one of two annual awards given by Nashville’s hospitality industry.

Walters founded Cromwell in 1969 with the formation of a single station in Hawesville, Kentucky. Over the years, Cromwell has grown to a family of 31 stations, with corporate offices in Nashville. The company manages affiliates operating six AM and 25 FM stations in six markets: Decatur, Effingham, Mattoon, and Vandalia, Illinois, Owensboro/Tell City, KY/IN, and Nashville.

“In college I saw what a difference a small-town radio station could make in a community,” Walters said. “That’s when I decided on broadcast management and ownership — I was a lousy DJ. The idea of community service still rings true, and we have so much more technology today. Local radio has to include digital, social, web, streaming, Alexa, and compelling programming.”

itors Corp, including as board chair. He served on the boards of many hospitality industry partners, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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