The Louisa Nelson Award is a prestigious award given to three Nashville business women who exemplify service and community awareness. This year, NMA Director Tatia Rose was chosen as one of the winners. The awards are “In the spirit of their triple-great grandmother, who led the family whiskey business upon her husband’s death in 1891, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery leaders Andy & Charlie Nelson founded the Louisa Nelson Awards, to honor Nashville business women excelling in industry and serving the community.” Read more from the original article HERE.
The other nominees, Beverly Byram and Kenetha Carr, inspire future generations of Nashville women to #LeadLikeLouisa. We are honored to have one of our own in such illustrious company as the latter two ladies. Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery made a donation of 1,000 to a charity of each ladies choice. Ms. Rose requested her donation be made to The National Museum of African American Music.
Her nomination came largely in recognition of her work with Autistic students at Nashville Music Academy. She has been teaching piano lessons to individuals with special needs for over 10 years. Rose also founded and trademarked Rock The Walk, a fundraising vehicle started to raise money for Walk Now For Autism.