Executives

Scott F. Ghertner, CPM, PCAM, CCIM

Co-President

Scott graduated from the University of Texas in Austin Texas in 1989 where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Real Estate and Urban Land Development. He worked for two years at Trammell Crow Residential in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to Nashville to work at Ghertner & Company in 1991. In 2002, Scott and his brother assumed ownership and management of Ghertner & Company.

Scott's focus at Ghertner & Company is development of new business and management of current clients and community association portfolio managers. Scott was the 1998 president of Greater Nashville Chapter 71 of the Institute of Real Estate Management. He served as the 2001 president of the Tennessee Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI). He currently serves on the Legislative Action Committee for CAI.

Steven A. Ghertner, CPM

Co-President

Steve graduated from the University of Texas in Austin Texas in 1986 with a BS degree in electrical engineering. In 1988, he earned his Masters of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and completed the Graduate Certificate Program in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems.

Steve worked from 1987 through 1993 at the Clorox Company as a Senior Engineer where he was responsible for the electrical and computer control systems for a continuously operated industrial facility. In 2002, Steve and his brother assumed ownership and management of Ghertner & Company. Steve’s focus at Ghertner & Company is company operations and management information systems.

Stacy Adams

Director of Human Resources

Stacy Adams graduated with honors with a BS in Management from Park University, and earned a Masters in Human Resource Management with honors from Webster University. For over 30 years, she has worked in business and human resource management: first with the US Air Force, and later in the financial and manufacturing sectors. She is an independent consultant, and designed the Human Resource Management textbook which is utilized in Bethel University’s undergraduate and graduate Human Resource degree programs. Since 2005, Stacy has been a National member of the Society of Management for Human Resources (SHRM), and she has been an active member of Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MT/SHRM) since 2011. Stacy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Duck River Society for Human Resource Management (DRSHRM). Stacy joined Ghertner & Company in 2015.

Betty Burton, COS

Regional Property Manager

Betty Burton, a native of Elizabethtown, KY, has been affiliated with Ghertner & Company’s apartment management division for 30 years. She is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (awarded by IREM), a Registered Housing Manager (awarded by NCHM), and has served on the Kentucky HUD Multi-Family Housing Conference committee. Betty attended Elizabethtown Community College and A-Pass Weikel Institute in Louisville, KY. In 2014, she was appointed as Regional Apartment Manager for our company.

BetsyEdgeworth6.jpg

Betsy Edgeworth

Controller

Betsy Edgeworth graduated from Lipscomb University with a BS in Accounting with a Minor in Management. She has been the Controller for DVL Siegenthaler and for Digiscope, and was the Manager of Financial Analysis at American Color Graphics. Betsy joined Ghertner & Company in 2016.

JayeKloss3.jpg

Jaye Kloss, CMCA, AMS

Director of Compliance & Training

Jaye Kloss joined Ghertner & Company in 2007 as a Community Association Manager. Jaye studied Business Management at San Diego University. She has over 16 years of property management experience in the Nashville area and has a strong financial/accounting background. Jaye was promoted to Director of Training & Compliance in 2016 at Ghertner & Company.

Frank Provenzano

Director of Homeowner Service Center

Frank earned his BA in Business Administration from Bellevue University and his MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He has over twenty years of customer service management experience.  Frank worked across a range of industries from financial firms to consumer products following his military service in the United States Air Force. He joined us in August 2010 and oversees the Homeowner Service Center which provides front line service to homeowners across all properties managed by Ghertner & Company. Frank also leads our team of Community Administrative Assistants who provide support to our Community Association Managers, Board members, and homeowners.

Henry Puckett, CMCA, AMS

Community Association Manager Resource Team Leader

Henry, a native Tennessean, graduated from Emory & Henry College with a B.A. in Business and Accounting. He has been active in Real Estate and property management for over twenty years and is an active licensed real estate broker in Tennessee, Florida and Alabama. Before joining Ghertner & Company, he worked for Wyndham Vacation Resorts in property management for over seven years at such a locations as The Smokey Mountains, St. Thomas U.S.V.I., San Antonio, Texas and Nashville, TN. Henry is a past Board of Director for the Tennessee Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

Kathleen Sutherland, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Director of Development & Training

Ms. Sutherland graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester with a BA in Political Science, and earned a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Political Science at Manchester University, in England. Prior to joining Ghertner & Company, she worked in codes administration in Rochester, N.Y, and in Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County.

She was introduced into the world of community associations through her condominium Board of Directors in Nashville, where she served on the Board for several years. Her experience in community association management includes site management of a mid-sized condominium property, and portfolio management, with a specialization in condominiums. She has been active in the Tennessee Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) since 2000, has served on its Board in various capacities including as President.

Deborah Wallace, CMCA, AMS

Community Association Manager Team Leader

Deborah joined Ghertner & Company in 2005 as an assistant to the Community Association Managers, and had the additional responsibility of managing one condominium community. Early in 2010, she was promoted to a full time Community Association Manager. Deborah attended Tennessee State University and has over twenty years experience in administrative support. She served as Office Administrator for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for over twelve years.

Theodora Winkler

Director of Accounting - Community Association Management

Ms. Winkler, a graduate of Belmont University with a major in Accounting joined Ghertner & Company in 1986 in the Finance/Accounting department. Since that date, she has risen to head of the community association accounting division, where she oversees the accounting and Finance/Accounting and administrative services to the condominium and homeowner associations managed by the firm.