Nancy VanReece

Nancy VanReece’s mission is to advocate creative opportunities to help communities, businesses and individuals achieve their full potential. This has been the driving force throughout her successful career. VanReece is an engaging and regular speaker on issues such as online marketing, social media communications, branding, story telling and living an artful life.

VanReece brings a wealth of experience and understanding; she worked for more than 25 years in the music business, as well as served as the executive director of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival from 2007-2009; as senior director of partnership development at Cool People Care, Inc.; and as strategist for GivingMatters.com, and the Nashville Library Foundation. She was the new media consultant on record for the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee for it's first two and a half years.

Her work at Carpe Diem Management allows her to help small businesses and nonprofits understand and use social media to reach, build and lead core audiences. With a keen eye to the latest trends in social media and online communications , she has provided detailed social media and social communications strategies for many businesses around the United States.

In 2012 she went on a trip to Carnegie Hall with the Nashville Symphony. The six-month build up on social platforms for the event was well received and garnered praise from The New Yorker magazine: “The orchestra has been offering extensive coverage of its preparations on its Road to Carnegie website (blog), not to mention Twitter and other media. Whoever has been running this online operation deserves a raise — it’s an informative delight….” – Alex Ross, music critic, The New Yorker

Social Media Strategist of the Year Finalist, 2012 and 2013 Nashville Technology Council