"Being a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is a no-brainer. If you want to be a successful business in Nashville, you need to be a member of the Chamber."
Cindy Houston Hazen - Sales Executives

2013-2014 Board of Directors

  • Chair – Wayne Smith, president, Community Health Systems, Inc.
  • Vice Chair – Kent Adams, president, CAT Financial Corporation
  • Immediate Past Chair - Bert Mathews, president, The Mathews Company, and partner, Colliers International Nashville
  • Secretary – Bob Higgins, CEO, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon
  • President – Ralph Schulz, president, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • General Counsel – Leigh Walton, member, Bass Berry & Sims

  • Tom Aaron, managing partner, Deloitte
  • Richard Bracken, chairman & CEO, HCA
  • Doug Brandon, regional managing principal, Cassidy Turley
  • David Briggs, Tennessee market executive, senior vice president, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
  • Alison Brown, president, Compass Record Group
  • Teresa Broyles-Aplin, CFO & vice president of finance and administration, Nashville Electric Service
  • William F. Carpenter, III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint
  • Jeff Cogen, CEO and alternate governor, Nashville Predators
  • Margaret Dolan, vice president, community relations, Ingram Industries, Inc.
  • David Fox, partner, McNeely, Pigott & Fox
  • Darrell S. Freeman, Sr., founder & executive chairman, Zycron, Inc.
  • Gary Garfield, CEO & president, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., and vice president and senior officer, Bridgestone Corporation
  • Kate Herman, publisher & president, Nashville Business Journal
  • Damon Hininger, president & CEO, Corrections Corporation of America
  • Laura Hollingsworth, president, tnMedia, and publisher, The Tennessean
  • David C. Kloeppel
  • Susan Lanigan, executive vice president and general counsel, Dollar General (retired)
  • George I. Lazenby, IV, CEO, Emdeon
  • Robert A. McCabe, Jr., chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Steve Moore, president & CEO, Country Music Association (retired)
  • John Morgan, chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Sri Movva, founder & president, Optimum Technology Solutions
  • Bob Patterson, partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
  • Nelson Remus, president & CEO, Remar, Inc.
  • Wayne Riley, M.D., former president, Meharry Medical College
  • Ron Samuels, chairman, president & CEO, Avenue Bank
  • Mike Schatzlein, M.D., president & CEO, Saint Thomas Health
  • James R. Schmitz, executive VP and Middle Tennessee area president, Regions Bank
  • Michael Shmerling, chairman, XMI Holdings, Inc.
  • Curt Stevens, CEO, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • Sherry Stewart-Deutschmann, CEO & founder, LetterLogic
  • Charles I. Story, president, ECS Group, Inc.
  • Steve Turner, principal, Marketstreet Equities Company
  • Pete Weien, general manager, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
  • W. Carl Whitmer, president & CEO, IASIS Healthcare
  • Nick Zeppos, chancellor, Vanderbilt University