Sharon Reynolds Women of Influence 2013 Nathan Morgan | Nashville Business Journal

Sharon Reynolds of Brentwood, president and CEO of DevMar Products, is among the recipients of the 2018 Women of Color Achievement Awards, selected in partnership by 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

A total of nine women representing a variety of industries — including technology, finance and retail — have been recognized for outstanding professional achievement, as well as for demonstrating exemplary community service.

Sponsored by UPS and ActOne Group, the awards event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at the Synovus Bank at Gulch Crossing, 1033 Demonbreun St., in Nashville.

Reynolds started DevMar Products, a leader in the manufacturing and distribution of environmentally safe and sustainable cleaning and safety products, 10 years ago in the aftermath of the 2008 real estate market crash. Before starting the company she was a real estate broker and had run a mortgage company. DevMar is named for her two sons, Devin and DeMarco.

The company partners with Fortune 500 firms including Marriott International, CoreCivic and HealthTrust to create safer and healthier work environments for employees, patients, customers, and hospitality guests.

“I am extremely honored to receive this recognition on behalf of 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee and The Women Presidents’ Organization,” Reynolds said in a press release announcing her selection. “These organizations serve as a beacon of excellence in our communities and encourage talented men and women to achieve their dreams. I am inspired to continue our growth at DevMar Products as we launch new innovative products and expand internationally. Thank you to my team members and many mentors who have influenced me along the way.”

Read more about Reynolds and her company HERE.

The following nine women will be honored:

  • Danielle Austen, Fluent 360
  • LaDonna Boyd, RH Boyd Publishing Corp.
  • Nisha Goyal-Parikh, Gabbyville Virtual Receptionist
  • Pam Martin, Cushion Employer Services
  • Darpan Mukerji, UNIIK, LLC
  • Brenda Odom, U-Kno Catering
  • Sharon Reynolds, DevMar Products
  • Page Turner, Page Turner Unlimited LLC
  • Tera Vazquez, Guy Brown

“The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee is proud to join with the WPO in honoring some phenomenally talented women in our community,” said Luther Wright, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. “The honorees have provided awesome examples that the young men we serve can learn from and emulate.”

Marsha Firestone Ph.D., president and founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization, said the honorees devote their time and energy to improving the quality of life in our local communities.

“Each one is at the peak of her professional achievement, demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and running multi-million-dollar businesses,” Firestone said.

Mona Long, Managing director of Sales at UPS, also saluted the honorees.

“Building strong and vibrant communities is a priority for us at UPS,” she said. “We understand the power of small businesses to improve people’s lives.”

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