Meet the Team

Lacy Nelson

Lacy Nelson

Career Coach | Sr. Associate Director, Executive and Alumni Career Management

Lacy joined the Career Management Center team at Owen in January 2014 as Associate Director of Executive and Alumni Career Management. Prior to Owen, Lacy owned now2planB, a career and leadership development coaching firm based in Nashville, TN. Lacy is a certified Career Coach with two decades of career coaching experience with individual and corporate clients. Known for her warm coaching style, Lacy motivates and encourages her clients to achieve their career and personal goals. Among Lacy’s certifications are the designations of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation, Certified Career Management Professional and Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach. She is certified in the Lominger Voices 360, the Hogan Leadership Forecast Series, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Charter Certification). Lacy has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate degree from Tulane University. A native Nashvillian, Lacy grew up cheering on Vanderbilt’s football and basketball teams.

Sylvia Boyd

Associate Director, Alumni Career Management | Alumni Employer Relations

Sylvia has worked at Owen for over 20 years, and is often referred to as the “institutional memory of Owen”. Prior to joining the Career Management Center in 2004, Sylvia spent her first 12 years in Alumni and Development. Currently, Sylvia serves as the first point of contact for alumni seekers, triaging alumni needs when they reach out to Alumni Career Management. Sylvia manages career-related educational, programming and networking opportunities, and recently received her certification as a Certified Job Search Strategist from The Academies.

Sylvia lives inĀ Hendersonville, TN with her husband, son and two dogs but her home is always filled, entertaining family and friends, celebrating life events.

“The process begins with me.” Contact Sylvia at or at 615.322.4975.