Meet the Team

Sylvia Boyd

Sylvia Boyd

Associate Director, Alumni Career Management | Engagement and Operations
615.322.4975

Sylvia is often referred to as “the great connector”. Over the past 25 years of her career at Owen, Sylvia has cultivated lifelong meaningful relationships. She spent 12 years with the Owen Alumni and Development team, 10 years in Recruiting & Operations and Employer & Corporate Relations in the Career Management Center, and five years in her current role on the Alumni Career Management team. Triaging alumni needs and introducing career resources, Sylvia manages career-related educational programming and networking opportunities. Known as an Owen subject matter expert with a talent for creative organic networking, Sylvia connects, opens doors, and champions a professional, authentic, inclusive spirit that serves Owen well.

Sylvia, her husband, and dog make their home in Hendersonville. She extends a welcoming home and her calendar is typically filled with entertaining family and friends, celebrating life together.

“As Owen alumni, your job search begins with me.” Please contact Sylvia at sylvia.boyd@owen.vanderbilt.edu or at 615.322.4975.

Lacy Nelson

Lacy Nelson

Career Coach | Sr. Associate Director, Alumni and Executive Career Management
615.322.3797

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.