Gilbert Bosse has lived in Middle Tennessee for over 30 years and the Brentwood area for 15 years. He graduated with an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His business career includes working for General Electric, serving as VP Sales for a Middle Tennessee Manufacturer as well as owning several small businesses. He is currently the owner of Brentwood Building Maintenance.
Bert is actively involved in community activities; currently serving on the Board and Treasurer of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce, Brentwood Library Foundation. Board of Trustees for the Brentwood Library, President of the Leadership Brentwood Alumni Association and Treasurer for the Landmark Homeowners Association.
Bert is a Member of Brentwood United Methodist Church and has two daughters both in Graduate School. He is a Master Gardener, avid book reader and an aspiring gourmet cook. He is interested in preservation of green space and park lands and is a member of Cheekwood, Radnor as well as a friend of Warner Parks. He has previously served on the boards of Sumner County United Way, SMU Alumni Association, 500 Club, Heart Association and other local organizations.
Jim Cartiglia brings a passion for preserving the quality of life we enjoy here today. He has a great track record in civic involvement and fund raising experience as past Chairman of the Board of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
Jim, an attorney with Waddey & Patterson, P.C. in Nashville, has a diverse background in the protection and enforcement of intellectual property. He has been involved in strategic consultations regarding best practices for ensuring technology protection is achieved in an efficient and cost effective manner. In his practice, Cartiglia has appeared at patent offices in both Europe and Asia, and has worked closely with patent attorneys on both continents, allowing him to tailor patent filings to achieve the maximum benefit worldwide. In trademark protection, he has prepared and prosecuted over 100 U.S. and international trademark applications and has conducted inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, including oppositions and concurrent use proceedings. As a trial lawyer, Cartiglia has litigated patent and trade secret disputes in a variety of U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit, and before the International Trade Commission. He is a member of the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association and past president of the Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association.
Tom an Linda Elmlinger
Kathy Crisp & David Kumatz
These married CBGS Board members met at Vanderbilt Law School. Kathy Crisp is Assistant Vice President of Administrative and Business Services at Middle Tennessee State University. She graduated from Tennessee Technological University and Vanderbilt Law School.
David Kumatz is Associate General Counsel, American General Life and Accident Insurance Company. He is a graduate of Hamilton College in New York and Vanderbilt Law School.
They have lived in Brentwood in the Carondelet subdivision since 1992 and have two children, Daniel and Adam. The family loves the rural character of Brentwood and the parks and trails developed by the City of Brentwood. All of the family either run, bike, hike, or play soccer in Brentwood's green areas.
Jim Fordice, MD
Born and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Jim Fordice earned his biomedical engineering degree at Duke University in 1987. He earned his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine In Houston ,TX, then completed residency there.
While training in Houston, he met his wonderful wife and fellow doctor, Sarina. They moved to Nashville in 1998, and to Brentwood in 2002, where they are raising two beautiful children, ages 15 and 11.
Jim is an otolaryngologist practicing in Smyrna and Murfreesboro, TN. Jim served for nine years on the state board of the Nature Conservancy, and is proud to have the opportunity to work with Citizens for Brentwood Greenspace. His leisure activities include tennis, jogging, and piano playing, but his absolute favorite pastime is hiking. It comes as no surprise, then, that the preservation of greenspace is his prime passion.
Joe D. Harkins IV