January 3, 2022

Name: Tanner Roland
Current Title: Senior Recruiter
Office Location: Nashville, TN
Time at Gresham Smith: Two months

It’s no secret that Gresham Smith wouldn’t be able to properly function if it wasn’t for our dedicated staff of recruiters, including our latest Faces of Gresham Smith feature! Meet Tanner Roland, a senior recruiter on our Human Resources team. A Nashville native, Tanner is passionate about building meaningful relationships and contributing to the next step in someone’s career path. Keep reading to learn how Tanner’s appreciation of human interaction led to her profession of shaping the lives and careers of others.

Where did you grow up?
Nashville native! Born and raised.

Where did you go to college?
The University of Tennessee – Go Vols!

What was your first job?
When I was 14, I worked at my high school computer shop repairing laptops.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on while at Gresham Smith and why?
I am currently working to rebuild our university recruiting program. I am extremely excited to bring this program back to life, focus on connecting with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and provide a quality internship experience to all who decide to join us!

What made you choose your profession?
I love people and hearing their stories. I appreciate aligning them to the position that allows them to shine and reach their own career goals.

What’s your personal motto?
Be authentic. Be accountable. Be the enemy of mediocracy.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I have been playing the violin since I was 3 years old. I am a little rusty now, but still fiddle around (see what I did there 😉).

What book are you currently reading?
I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

What would be the title of your autobiography?
The Church Basement Chronicles: The Life and Times of M. Tanner