Board of Directors​

Courtney Laginess, Board Chair 
Assistant General Counsel, FIS Global

Christian Currey, Vice Chair
Owner,, Inc.

Jen Ripple, Secretary
Editor-in-Chief, DUN Magazine

Jared King, Treasurer

Kevin Davis 
Senior Corporate Counsel, HealthTrust

Matt Dobson, V
Dobson Property Tax Consulting

Johnathan Fisher
Founder, Paddle, LLC 

Drew Powell, CAWC
Martin & Zerfoss, Inc.

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

Grace Stranch
Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings PLLC

DeeDee Wade
Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC

Jeff Pritchett, Board Intern
Owen Board Fellow for 2021
Vanderbilt University, Class of 2022


Spotlight: John Dab, Board Chair

John Dab is Senior Corporate Counsel HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Inc. For 16 years he was served as Senior Counsel, Corporate, Transactions and Manufacturing Group, and Assistant Secretary for Nissan North America, Inc. Prior to joining Nissan, Dab served as General Counsel for American Technologies Group, Inc., a company that manufactured an environmentally-friendly automotive product. His past professional affiliations include Board Member and Treasurer of the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel; Member, Business Law Section of the California State Bar Association and Co-Chair of its Corporate Law Department Standing Committee and Associate Editor of the Business Law News. Dab previously served on the board of the following non-profit organizations: The Nissan Foundation, The Nissan Disaster Relief Fund, and The Mapp Foundation. He also served as Regional Vice President – Youth, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Pacific Southwest Region. Dab received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Advisory Council​​

Dodd GalbreathChair
Lipscomb University, Institute for Sustainable Practices

John Guider

Rachael McCampbell
Fine Artist

Becky Barkley

Lisa Harless
Music Row Regions Bank

Dan McEwen
The McEwen Group

Mike Blosser
Louisiana Pacific Corporation

Gary Hawkins
Hawkins Partners, Inc.

Deborah Herron Miede Ph.D.

Linda Breggin
Environmental Law Institute

Nancy Hiatt

David Lemke 
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

David Bridgers
Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis

John Ingram 
Ingram Industries, Inc.

Tom Morales
TomKats Catering

Mary Brockman
Pontotoc Farm

Orrin Ingram 
Ingram Industries, Inc.

John Noel
John Noel Investment Real Estate Company

Angela Calhoun

Susan Kaestner

Phil Pace
Conseco Group

Mike Corn

Robanne T. Legan

Ginger Shirling
Osburn Farm

Sarah Ford

David Lemke 
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

William H. “Chip” Smith 
Hospital Corporation of America

Patty Ghertner

Emily A. Magid

Mary Wade

Joe Glaser 
Glaser Family Foundation

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

Darrell Waltrip 
Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group