Lindsey Blades

Lindsey Blades, Agape Ambassador

Lindsey Blades is the corporate relations specialist at Genesco Inc. (the 2013 Glitter & Glam ballroom sponsor) and serves as an Agape Ambassador. The Nashville-native has been an animal lover since childhood and constantly found herself drawing or writing about her pets in elementary school. “They’ve always been the most important thing to me,” says Lindsey. “Maybe it’s because I am an only child and they were my constant home companions.”

After graduating high school from Brentwood Academy, Lindsey went on to study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she got her bachelor’s degree in marketing. During her time at UT, she completed her marketing internship at the Knoxville Zoo, “with no pay but a beautiful ‘office,’” says Lindsey.

Lindsey and her husband Danny currently have their hands full with three rescue pets, Jackson, Lola and Me-Mow. She found Jackson, “a small terrier mix with a huge personality,” as a puppy in college. Lindsey and Danny rescued Lola, an American Eskimo, from a shelter after animal control picked her and her deceased mate up in Kentucky. Me-Mow, “the tiny Siamese assassin,” was adopted from Nashville Cat Rescue.

Lindsey’s position at Genesco Inc. allows her to be involved in the company’s corporate giving and community efforts. At the encouragement of Genesco, Lindsey completed Nashville’s Young Leaders Council training program, which is followed by a year-long internship with a community agency. “I chose Agape because of my love for animals and longtime desire to help out in a cause I am so passionate about since I can’t adopt them all!” says Lindsey.

“I’ve heard and read only great things about Agape,” says Lindsey. “They have a tightknit board and staff, so I feel I can be heard and make the most impact in my time here.”