Cornerstone Donors: Beverly Keel & Ronnie Steine
Senior Vice President
Artist and Media Relations
Universal Music Group
Beverly Keel is senior vice president of artist and media relations for Universal
Music Group Nashville. She was previously a recording industry professor at MTSU,
where she also served as director of the Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First
Before joining UMG Nashville, she was also a nationally recognized music journalist
who has covered Nashville news for more than 15 years. She served as a Nashville correspondent for
People magazine for a decade and was also entertainment editor of American Profile
and celebrity columnist at the Tennessean.
She has written for such magazines as InStyle, New York, USA Today and Entertainment
Weekly. A former music industry columnist for the Nashville Scene and Nashville Banner
newspapers, her journalism has received awards from the Associated Press and the Association
of American Newsweeklies. She received the Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country
Music Journalism. To read more about Beverly Keel, please click here
. Ronnie Steine
Ronnie Steine was re-elected Metro Councilman-at-Large in 2011, following his election
to that seat in 2007. He previously served as Councilman-at-Large from 1991 to 1999.
He was elected Nashville's fifth Vice Mayor in 1999 and served until his resignation
in 2002. He is the former co-owner of Sailair Travel, Inc.
On the Council, Steine serves on the Budget & Finance, Education, and Convention,
Tourism and Public Entertainment Facilities Committees. He was Chair of Budget and
Finance for 2009-10. He also serves on the Metro Greenways Commission, the Leadership
Council of the Nashville Afterschool Zone Alliance, and the Metro Audit Committee.
Steine recently served Mayor Karl Dean as Co-Chair of his Blue-Ribbon Task Force to
create a Child and Youth Master Plan, which was presented to the Mayor in May of 2010.
He currently is a member of the CYMP Advisory Team. To read more about Ronnie Steine,
please click here.