Mason spent his early life on a cattle farm in Western Kentucky. While actively participating in operations, he learned the value of hard work and experienced the benefits of managing a successful family farm to ensure both environmental and financial sustainability. Mason works in advisory services for Pathway Lending, a community development financial institution which provides underserved small businesses with lending solutions and educational services that results in job creation and economic development. Through the Tennessee Energy Efficiency Loan Program, Pathway provides an affordable source of capital to implement energy-saving projects, and improve cash flow. Mason provides technical assistance to business owners to help them understand and improve financial reporting to manage growth in their business.
Prior to joining Pathway Lending, Mason was Assistant Corporate Controller with Gibson Brands, Inc. where he was involved with financial system integrations and business acquisitions. He also spent seven years in public accounting providing audit and advisory services to companies throughout the country.
Mason graduation from the University of Kentucky with degrees in Management and Accounting and is a licensed CPA. In addition to his work with Urban Green Lab, he is actively involved with promoting a vibrant transportation system through Transit Now Nashville and improving economic empowerment through work in his local church.