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Cherry Bekaert’s Dawn Patrick Joins Launch Tennessee Board

12:15 EDT 14 Sep 2018 | PR Web

Cherry Bekaert Managing Partner Dawn Patrick has been appointed to Launch Tennessee, an organization that aims to make Tennessee the country’s most startup-friendly state.

(PRWEB) September 14, 2018

Nationally recognized public accounting and consulting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) congratulates Dawn G. Patrick, CPA, Managing Partner of the Firm’s Nashville practice, on her appointment to Launch Tennessee’s Board of Directors.

Patrick has been with Cherry Bekaert since 2009 and was named Managing Partner of the Firm’s Nashville practice in December 2017. In this role, she oversees the execution of Cherry Bekaert’s growth strategy and ensures a coordinated and seamless service experience for clients in the Nashville market. Patrick is also the Industry Leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Technology and Health & Life Sciences practices, and she leads the Firm’s specialty practice, THInc.

As a Launch Tennessee board member, a position appointed by Tennessee’s Governor Bill Haslam, Patrick will help achieve the organization’s mission of making Tennessee the country’s most startup-friendly state and the top location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs. Launch Tennessee aims to achieve this mission through the execution of its five-year vision, which includes improving five elements of entrepreneurship: Capital, Market Access, Commercialization, Talent, and Policy.

The five elements of entrepreneurship involve actions such as providing access to alternative funding sources for entrepreneurs outside of the traditional venture model; establishing commercial programs that pair startups with private-sector companies willing to be early adopters and first customers; offering resources to aid the commercialization of life-changing and life-saving institutional research into startups; establishing a pipeline to develop, recruit and retain best-in-class technology, sales and business talent; and reinforcing the state’s business-friendly reputation by backing policies that support startups and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that focuses on supporting entrepreneurship from ideation to exit. The organization supports Tennessee entrepreneurs through a network of Entrepreneur Centers, located in six regions throughout the state, to deliver curriculum, mentors and other resources to build high-growth-potential businesses.

About Cherry Bekaert LLP
As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented firm, Cherry Bekaert has the resources to take your business as far as you want to go. The Firm's industry specialists already know your marketplace, so they can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. With our down-to-earth style and wealth of practical advice, you will find Cherry Bekaert an indispensable part of your team.

Ranked among the largest accounting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert offers specialized solutions that help advance our clients' business goals. For 70 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms, start-ups and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward as their growth advisor.

Cherry Bekaert LLP is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Baker Tilly International is the world’s 8th largest accountancy and business advisory network by combined fee income of its independent members. Baker Tilly International member firms specialize in providing accountancy and business advisory services to entrepreneurial, growing businesses and mid-market listed corporates worldwide. | cbh.com

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