This meeting will serve as both a member meeting and professional development event with Nashville’s Former Mayor, Bill Purcell.
We are excited to introduce the following slate of candidates for membership consideration to serve on the board:
Chief Financial Officer – Laura Hardwicke
Director of Membership & Recruitment – Chris Fears
Director of Social Impact – Lindsey Vawter
Director of Marketing – Shonte Walton
Experience a Q&A Session with Mayor Purcell!
Mayor of Nashville from 1999 - 2007, after leaving office Bill Purcell served as the Founding Dean of the College of Public Service and Urban Affairs at Tennessee State University and then became the Director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Lecturer there. Since returning to Nashville he teaches the undergraduate course Cities in the 21st Century at Vanderbilt University where he is an Adjunct Professor of Public Policy. From 1986 to 1996 Purcell was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, serving as Majority Leader from 1990 until 1996. He is a partner in the law firm of Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC in Nashville and serves as Chair of the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.