Board of Directors​

Courtney Laginess, Board Chair 
Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, WorldPay

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

Kevin Davis, Secretary
Senior Corporate Counsel, HealthTrust

Jared King, Treasurer
Partner KraftCPAs, PLLC

Paul Allen, CFP®, MS
President, Wealth Strategies Partners

Chad Bottorff
Director of Construction and Asset Management,
Eakin Partners

Christian Currey
Founder, FarmVet

Matt Dobson, V
Owner, Dobson Property Tax Consulting

Kelly Frazier
Owner, Trident PMP

Therese Komar
Marketing Director, MARS Petcare North America

Fernando Silva
Marketing Director, MARS Petcare North America

DeeDee Wade
Affiliate Broker, Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC

Ben Wheeler
Financial Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Spotlight: Courtney Laginess, Board Chair

Courtney Laginess is Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for WorldPay. He formerly was 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. 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 play tennis and hopes to get the ball over the net one of these days.

Advisory Council​​

John M. Dab, Chair
HealthTrust Purchasing Group

Mike Blosser
Louisiana Pacific Corporation

Linda Breggin
Environmental Law Institute

David Bridgers
Holland & Knight

Mary Brockman
Pontotoc Farm

Mike Corn

Sarah Ford

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.
Todd Kaestner
Brookdale Senior Living
David Lemke
Holland & Knight
Pam Lewis
PLA Media
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

Mary Wade

Darrell Waltrip 
Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group