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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ernie and Gretchen Campbell and Charles and Marie Sueing on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

February is often known as the month of love. Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes in partnership with Mocha Market Magazine as we discuss loving yourself, your family, and your community better. Hear personal stories from couples who radiate with love for one another as well as random calls to individuals Genma love to talk to and have written about over the years. We will also profile events that will enrich your community and empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your best life.

On February 18, 2012, join us to hear two powerful couples who are living by faith while supporting their families and giving back to their community. Hear them share how they encourage friends and work at balancing career and home life. Ernie and Gretchen Campbell and Charles and Marie Sueing are living life to the fullest with boldness and grace.

Living Your Best Life is heard on 760AM from 9:00-10:00AM CST in the Nashville-Middle Tennessee Area, on UStream.TV and on military bases.

More about The Campbells

Dr. Gretchen Campbell began her career as a neurologist and an associate professor of clinical neurology for Vanderbilt University of Nashville TN. She attained staff appointment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as well as Williamson Medical Center. After a six year tenure at Vanderbilt, Dr. Campbell transitioned to her current position as a neurologist with KCA Medical Group in 2008. She remains on staff at Williamson Medical Center, Franklin TN, where her home office is located. Dr. Campbell is board certified in neurology, and treats all neurological illnesses including migraines, epilepsy, back pain, neck pain, neuropathy, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis and a host of other conditions. She offers multiple procedures to determine and treat the root cause of symptoms prior to treatment. KCA Medical Group Franklin is also an accredited center for Tysabri infusions (an intravenous treatment for Multiple Sclerosis).

Dr. Campbell is active in her medical community as a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, The American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association, The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the National Headache Foundation.

Dr. Campbell is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. She subsequently received her medical doctorate from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Campbell then went on to complete her internship in psychiatry and internal medicine, followed by a residency in neurology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. She was honored to be selected chief resident during her final year. The Campbells have two beautiful girls and lives in Williamson County.

Ernie is the Founder and CEO of Mocha Market Media. Mocha Market is comprised of two branches, a magazine and a website. Both branches focus on highlighting the accomplishments of the African American community. This is accomplished through informative articles written by African Americans, interviewing interesting/successful African Americans, and publishing photos of African American events throughout Middle Tennessee.

A resident of Williamson County for 9 years, Campbell seeks leadership activities in all areas of his life. He is a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a mentor with The 100 Black Men, and a teacher and deacon at Heritage Church of Christ. Campbell loves teaching and mentoring the youth; having a positive impact on a developing mind.

Campbell is originally from Athens, Al and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and a Master of Engineering in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University.

More About The Sueings

Charles Sueing, a native Memphian, earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and has resided in the Nashville area since 1994. He is the principal agent and President of Sueing Insurance Agency, Inc., which is a full service insurance and financial services agency with Nationwide Insurance & Financial Services. Having began his career with Nationwide over 18 years ago, he moved through the ranks of corporate management before branching out to start his own agency here in Nashville 13 years ago. This full services insurance agency offers insurance solutions and financial services including coverage for auto, homeowners, business and life as well as a variety of retirement and investment vehicles. In this most competitive environment, Charles still believes that Customers Service Matters and he and his staff have dedicated themselves to providing the very best in quality and service available. He was recognized by Nationwide Insurance Co as the 2007 Regional Community Service Award winner and 2009 District Community Service Award winner for his outstanding community and customer service work.

Charles is very active in various business and community organizations and has served at the Board level on many of them including the Nashville Association of Real Estate Brokers, North Nashville Community Development Corporation, Chairman for the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Chairman for the Nationwide Insurance United Way Fundraising Campaign.

Currently, he is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce where he also served as Chairman for the Small Business Council. Charles received the 2008-2009 Spirit of the Chamber Award for his efforts in leading Small Business initiatives. In addition to this, he has served as the Nominating Committee Chairman, Steering Chairman, Scoutreach Strategic Plan Chairman, and just recently concluded a term as Vice President of Scoutreach for the Middle TN Council of Boy Scouts. He remains a member of the Executive Board for the Boy Scouts. Additionally, he is currently on the Board for Urban League of Middle TN and is a Global Board Member of 100 Black Men of America and Board President of 100 Black Men of Middle TN. In 2008, Charles was appointed by Mayor Karl Dean to serve on the TN State Fair Board of Commissioners and also joined the Executive Board for Faith Family Medical Clinic and the Nashville Business Coalition.

Charles is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Nashville where he has served in several capacities including the Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Program Committee, Second Harvest Feed the Need program and the Watkins’s Park Community Center. He is an alumnus of the 2010 Class of Leadership Nashville and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

The Sueings have been married for 18 years and have 3 children. They are members of Lake Providence Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon. When not busy pursuing business opportunities or being involved in community service, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, enjoying good food and good music and is an avid golfer.

Marie R. Sueing, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, has lived in Nashville since 1994. A Senior Sales Manager for the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB), she began her career in the hospitality industry in 1990 in Atlanta, GA after attending Spelman College. Her former positions over the last 20 years with various Marriott Hotel brands, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and Starwood Hotels Worldwide have prepared her for her current role at the NCVB.

The tourism and convention industry accounts for over 56,000 jobs in Nashville, second only to the healthcare sector. Over 10 million people visit Nashville each year due largely in part to the marketing and sales efforts of the NCVB. Marie’s primary focus is to solicit market specific convention business to Nashville, which is a vital source of economic growth and development in our city. These markets include social welfare groups, military associations, ethnic / multi-cultural, religious and fraternal organizations. She is a believer that in order to be effective in her sales efforts, she must continue to provide the highest level of customer service to current and prospective clients. She also understands that relationships play an integral role in the sales process, and works diligently to develop and maintain them with each customer. In order to touch the majority of these customers, she often attends various industry tradeshows and sales trips across the country. Many of these travels include her participation within several market specific membership organizations such as: the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (serves on their Membership Committee), Religious Conference Managers Association, Christian Meetings and Conventions Association, Fraternity Executives Association, Collinson Media events, and Roadshows hosted by the NCVB.

Over the years, Marie has volunteered her time and offered her support to several local organizations within the community. These include the Middle TN Chapter of the NAACP, United Way Senet Society, United Way R.H. Boyd Leadership Society, the Urban League of Middle TN, Junior Achievement, Rotary / Second Harvest Feed the Need program and is active with the Youth Ministry at Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Marie is currently an active member of the TN State University Women’s Center Advisory Board, The Elite Athlete Board of Directors, and a member of the Foundation Committee of Jack and Jill of America Nashville Chapter.

When she is not working to bring visitors to the city she loves, she spends the majority of her time with her very active family.

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