Former President of Women in Technology Tennessee brings more than 20 years of recruitment experience and tech leadership to Play Like a Girl board

NASHVILLE, TN. — Play Like a Girl announced today that Marla Lamont has joined the nonprofit’s board of directors as its new Chairwoman.

Lamont is a well-respected talent acquisition leader with extensive experience in corporate and third-party recruiting. She has exceptional ability to understand a company’s business strategy and develop a talent acquisition strategy that aligns to its goals and objectives. The talent veteran also has more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry, and served as president at Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT). She is currently the Director of Business Development at Relode, a crowdsourced healthcare recruitment platform that matches professionals to leading jobs at top companies.

“Few nonprofits are pursuing as bold and ambitious of a vision as Play Like a Girl,” said Lamont. “Like WiTT, the team at Play Like a Girl is passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) but they’re also doing some amazing things in sports. I’m thrilled to be part of an organization dedicated to harnessing the skills girls gain from early and ongoing sport participation to develop their potential for a future in STEM, and I look forward to helping them extend their impact even further.”

In addition to Lamont, newly-elected Play Like a Girl board members include:

  • Channing Moreland, Co-CEO / Head of Partnerships for eva
  • Deann Moore, Sr. Director, Change Management, Asurion
  • Aqiyla Reed-Dowdell, Senior EDI Business Analyst, HCA Healthcare
  • Lee Ann Shephard, Vice President, Human Resources, BFC Solutions
  • Christina E. Stephens, Business Consultant, Teragram Visions

“Marla is a world-class corporate leader,” said Play Like a Girl CEO and Founder Dr. Kimberly Clay. “We are excited about the strategic guidance she will bring as we navigate this period of uncertainty and unprecedented change. In particular, we are eager to tap into her experience and insights in talent acquisition as we prepare to hire additional staff and begin succession planning for my eventual transition.”

To learn more about Marla and her team at Play Like a Girl, visit