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.

 

Officers

Gordon Knapp, Board Chair

CEO & President, Bridgestone Americas

 

Jim Schmitz, Immediate Past Board Chair & Succession Planning Committee Chair

Community Philanthropist

 

John Crosslin, Vice Chair

Principal, Crosslin & Associates

 

Jenneen Kaufman, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Vice President and CFO, Tennessee Titans

 

James Bearden, Secretary

CEO, Gresham Smith

 

Robert (Bob) Dittus, MD, MPH, Community Investment Strategy Chair

Executive Vice President, Public Health and Health Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

James Weaver, General Counsel

Partner, Waller

 

Honorable Alberto Gonzales, Member at Large

Dean, School of Law, Belmont University

 

Wayne Smith, Member at Large 

Chairman, President and CEO, Community Health Systems

 

Brian Hassett, President & CEO

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville

 

Board Trustees 

Tim Adams

CEO, Ascension & Saint Thomas Health

 

Janet Ayers

President, Ayers Foundation

 

Scott Becker

Senior VP of Administration and Finance, Nissan North America, Inc.

 

Cathy Stewart Brown

Administrative Officer, Stewart Home & School

 

William F. Carpenter III

Chairman, LifePoint Health 

 

Charlie Cook

Community Foundation Liaison, Chairman Emeritus, Truxton Trust 

 

Honorable Karl Dean

Former Mayor of Nashville

 

Robert (Bob) Dennis

Chairman, President and CEO, Genesco Inc.

 

Sam DeVane

Nashville Office Managing Partner, EY

 

Jim Gingrich

COO, Alliance Bernstein

 

E. Anthony (Tony) Heard

President, InfoWorks, Inc.

 

Damon Hininger

President and CEO, CoreCivic

 

Laura Hollingsworth

Senior VP & CMO, Opry Entertainment Group - Ryman Hospitality Properties

 

Lee Ann Ingram

Community Philanthropist

 

R. Milton Johnson

Chairman, HCA Healthcare

 

Honorable William C. Koch, Jr.

Dean, Nashville School of Law

 

Mickey McKay

Regional President, Senior Commerical Bank, Fifth Third Bank

 

Rob McNeilly

Market President, Synovus Bank 

 

Joelle Phillips

President, AT&T Tennessee

 

Scott Pohlman

Market President, SunTrust Bank 

 

Ben L. Rechter

Chairman, Rogers Group, Inc.

 

Ronald Q. Roberts

CEO and Managing Partner, DVL Seigenthaler

 

Heather Rohan

President, HCA Healthcare – TriStar Health

 

Kevin Rome, PhD

President, Fisk University

 

Anne Russell

Special Counsel, Adams and Reese LLP

 

Mike Schatzlein, MD, MBA

Principal, The Schatzlein Solutions Group 

 

Mike Shmerling

Chairman, Clearbrook Holdings Corp.

 

Rev. R. Leigh Spruill

Rector, St. George’s Episcopal Church

 

Dave Walton

President & CEO, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation

 

Emily Weiss

VP, Community Relations, Ingram Industries

 

Don Cochran, Ex Officio Trustee

Representative of Cheatham County, Community Leader

 

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