Meet The Urbaanite: Eric D. Higgs


Meet Eric D. Higgs, CEO of the Boys + Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. Eric is currently working diligently to help shape the futures of our youth here in Nashville. We hope you enjoy meeting this Urbaanite.

Eric D. Higgs – CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

Hometown: Chicago, IL

How many years have you been in Nashville? 5

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville?

Driving to double the youth served at Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN to 10,000 by 2026 through academic, healthy lifestyles, and leadership/character programming.

What inspires you?   

Lifting as I climb.  I believe I am purposed to inspire the next generation of character-filled leaders who will lead their families, communities, and businesses.

Coffee, brunch, or happy hour?

Brunch for sure. Brunch allows you to have all of the above in one meal.

Current book you are reading?

Album – Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (all-time favorite). I read and always re-read “The 1st 90 days’ when I transition to new roles.

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now during Covid?

My backyard – it has become my retreat – and there’s nothing like some Higgy’s backyard barbeque.

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