Board of Trustees

Together we will make a better Nashville

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville's Board of Trustees is committed to creating measurable and lasting impact in people’s lives. We are indebted to their tremendous guidance.


Jim Schmitz, Board Chair
Regions Bank

Gordon Knapp, Campaign Chair
Bridgestone Americas

Mike Schatzlein, MD, Immediate Past Board Chair
Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock

Jenneen Kaufman, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Tennessee Titans

James Bearden, Secretary
Gresham, Smith and Partners

Bob Dittus, MD, MPH, Community Impact Chair
Vanderbilt University

James Weaver, Government Relations Chair & Counsel

Margaret Dolan, Strategy Chair
Neil Strategies

Brian Hassett, President & CEO
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

Board Trustees

Don Abel
NXG Strategies 

Janet Ayers
Ayers Foundation

Scott Becker
Nissan North America

Cathy Stewart Brown
Stewart Home & School

William F. Carpenter III
LifePoint Health

Charlie Cook
CFMT Board Liaison
Truxton Trust

John Crosslin

The Honorable Karl Dean
Former Mayor of Nashville

Bob Dennis
Genesco Inc.

Sam DeVane                            

David Freeman                             
36 Venture Capital

The Honorable Alberto R. Gonzales                                  
Belmont University

Tony Heard                                 
InfoWorks, Inc.

Kate Herman                          
Nashville Business Journal

Damon Hininger                     

Laura Hollingsworth                          
Ryman Hospitality Properties

Lee Ann Ingram                          
Community Philanthropist

Milton Johnson                               
HCA Healthcare 

The Honorable William C. Koch, Jr.
Nashville School of Law

Randy Lowry                               
Lipscomb University

Mickey McKay                               
Fifth Third Bank

Rob McNeilly                              
Synovus Bank

Scott McWilliams                        
Royal Range Nashville

Joelle Phillips              
AT&T Tennessee

Ben L. Rechter
Rogers Group, Inc.

Ronald Q. Roberts
DVL Seigenthaler

Heather Rohan              
HCA - TriStar Health

Anne Russell                               
Adams and Reese LLP

Mike Shmerling              
Clearbook Holdings Corp.

Wayne Smith                               
Community Health Systems

Rev. R. Leigh Spruill            
St. George's Episcopal Church

Dave Walton                              
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

Emily Weiss                       
Ingram Industries Inc.                

Don Cochron, Ex Officio Trustee
Cheatham County Representative

Board Officers

    Board Trustees