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United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Announces Staff Promotions, 2019 Board of Trustees

Feb. 22, 2019, NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Way of Metropolitan Nashville welcomes Gordon Knapp of Bridgestone Americas as 2019 Board chairman, along with the following as new members of the 2019 Board of Trustees:

  • Tim Adams, CEO, Ascension & Saint Thomas Health
  • Jim Gingrich, COO, Alliance Bernstein
  • Scott Pohlman, Market President, SunTrust Bank
  • Kevin Rome, PhD, President, Fisk University

We also extend a sincere thank-you to our 2018 outgoing board members for their service:

  • Don Abel, NXG Strategies
  • Margaret Dolan, Launch Tennessee
  • David Freeman, 36 Venture Capital
  • Kate Herman, Nashville Business Journal
  • L. Randolph (Randy) Lowry III, Lipscomb University
  • Scott McWilliams, Royal Range

United Way is also pleased to announce eight staff promotions in the areas of Workplace Engagement, Community Impact and Finance. The following team members received promotions at the start of 2019:

  • Sara Atwood, Senior Account Manager
  • Courtney Barlar, Director, Corporate Development 
  • Atmanand Jaikarran, Senior Data Analyst
  • Kate Keene, Director, Major Gifts
  • LeKelia Lovan, 211 Senior Resource Specialist
  • Alex Norsworthy, Associate Director, Workplace Engagement
  • Leslie Watt, Director, Community Impact - Education
  • Celeste Wilson, Senior Director, Major Gifts

"These promotions reflect United Way of Metropolitan Nashville’s commitment to serving our community,” said Brian Hassett, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. "By building a high-performing team and recognizing individuals for their leadership and contributions, we are able to better serve our clients, donors, partner agencies and volunteers. Our staff is full of passionate team players who consistently develop new ideas that exceed expectations."