Your Community Partners: 2017 Distinctively Southern Gentlemen

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Gary Buchanan has lived and worked in Williamson County for the past twenty years. He worked for Bell South/AT&T for forty-three years, was a business developer for South East Financial Credit Union as well as for the Tennessee Credit Union. He currently works as a business developer for AMI Marketing and even sometimes helps with ad sales and magazine distribution for Your Williamson! Gary believes it is important to always be friendly to everyone from service people to CEOs. You will find him most early mornings at the Franklin YMCA, doing his own exercise routine and also visiting with friends and strangers alike. Gary doesn’t really know a stranger though!

His advice is to be as involved in the Williamson County community and business climate as often as possible. If you have ever been to a Chamber of Commerce meeting here in Williamson County, or to the Franklin Rodeo – you would find Gary. He will be volunteering, smiling, shaking hands, sharing advice and wisdom, and in general being a beacon of kindness and joy to all around him.

What makes Williamson County special to Gary is the high quality of life the area promotes because of the wonderful people who live here. Gary is a people person and loves getting to know all types of people through various personal and professional networks. His mantra is to always be welcoming to everyone you come across. “Be yourself with all levels of friends and business associates. Represent this great life with love every day,” Gary says.

Gary owns a Yorkie named Simba and takes pride in his children and grandchildren’s success. His daughter, Lisa Buchanan Baskin, manages Autumn Crest Farms Vacation and Bridal Venue. His son, Gary, just retired from working Public Relations at Disney World and his grandson, Trevor, is completing Law School at Belmont.

“Be yourself with all levels of friends and business associates. Represent this great life with love every day.”

 

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