Interviews with NABL Members from NABL News
LaToya M. Nash, City of Memphis, Memphis, TN
1. Tell us something about yourself.
I am an attorney for the City of Memphis. In 2005, I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I attended law school at the University of Memphis and graduated in 2009. Currently, I am enrolled in a Local Government Management certificate program, also at The University of Memphis.
2. What inspired you to join NABL this year?
At this point in my legal career, I decided that I need to be a part of the local management process for Memphis, particularly in areas related to public finance and economic development. I think gaining a significant level of knowledge in municipal bonds will assist me in achieving my goals.
3. What’s the best career advice you have received?
I’ve always considered myself as a non-traditional, out-of-the-box lawyer, and I often take the unconventional route in various aspects of my life. And because of this, it has been challenging to find my place in this profession. I was recently told that if I feel there is no lane that exists for me, then I must create one. That was good advice.
4. Which book and/or podcasts have you enjoyed and would recommend for others?
If you are interested in learning about the historic and modern-day roles that federal, state, and local governments have played in the economic layout of the United States, I would recommend reading The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein and listening to just about any online interview of Thomas Sowell, an influential American economist, presented by The Hoover Institution.