Board of Directors​

Courtney Laginess, Board Chair 
Assistant General Counsel, FIS

Christian Currey, Vice Chair
Owner, FarmVet.com, Inc.

Kevin Davis, Secretary
Senior Corporate Counsel, HealthTrust

Jared King, Treasurer
Kraft CPAs PLLC

Chad Bottorff
Director of Construction and Asset Management,
Eakin Partners

Matt Dobson, V
Dobson Property Tax Consulting

Johnathan Fisher
Founder, Paddle, LLC

Layton Meng
Assistant VP of External Communications,
Jackson National Life Insurance

Drew Powell, CAWC
Martin & Zerfoss, Inc.

Kimberly K. Sharp
Manager, Retirement & Compliance, Total Rewards, Nissan USA

Fernando Silva
MARS Petcare North America

DeeDee Wade
Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC

Ben Wheeler
Private Banker and Vice President,
First Horizon Bank

Bryce Cirbo, Board Intern
Owen Board Fellow for 2022
Vanderbilt University, Class of 2023

Spotlight: Courtney Laginess, Board Chair

Courtney Laginess became the Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property at Jacksonville-based FIS in July 2020. For five years he was the Senior Counsel of Global Petcare at Mars Petcare in Franklin, TN. While at Mars Petcare, he became involved with Harpeth Conservancy, joining the Board in 2019. Prior to joining Mars Petcare, Laginess was a Trademarks and Licensing Attorney for Fruit of the Loom in Bowling Green, KY. He holds a J.D. from Regent University and a B.A. from Duke University.

Courtney lives near the Harpeth River in Franklin, TN with his wife and three children. He has a passion for local conservation efforts, not only as a quality-of-life issue but for the way those efforts can unite a community across all local demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds. He also serves on the Board of Saddle Up!, a local non-profit that offers therapeutic riding (equine) to children with mental and physical disabilities (also located on the Harpeth!). He is a cub scout and youth sports volunteer. In his spare time, he attempts to plays tennis and hopes to get the ball over the net one of these days.

Advisory Council​​

John Dab, Chair
HealthTrust Purchasing Group

Mike Blosser
Louisiana Pacific Corporation

 

Linda Breggin
Environmental Law Institute

David Bridgers
Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis

Mary Brockman
Pontotoc Farm

Mike Corn
AquAeter

Sarah Ford

Patty Ghertner
 Ghertner & Company
Joe Glaser

Glaser Family Foundation

John Guider

Photographer and Author

Lisa Harless
Music Row Regions Bank

Nancy Hiatt

John Ingram 
Ingram Industries, Inc.
 
Orrin Ingram 
Ingram Industries, Inc.
 
Susan Kaestner
 
Robanne T. Legan
 
David Lemke 
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

Leslie Liautaud 

Emily A. Magid
 

John R. Mattox II, Ph.D. 
Former Owner of Paddle Dog Adventures

Rachael McCampbell
Fine Artist
 
Dan McEwen
The McEwen Group
 

Deborah Herron
Miede, Ph.D.

 

Tom Morales
TomKats Catering

John Noel
John Noel Investment Real Estate Company

Phil Pace
Conseco Group

Jen Ripple
DUN Magazine

Ginger Shirling
Osburn Farm

William “Chip” Smith
Hospital Corporation of America  

Mary Wade

Darrell Waltrip 
Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group