Staff & Board

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

David Garrett

Board Chair | Partner Cheatham, Palermo and Garrett Law

John Bond

Chair, Downtown Franklin Association | Co-Owner, Twine Graphics

Tyler Borders

Chief Innovation Officer, Carnegie Darlet

Emily Magid

Philanthropist

Sondra Morris

Chair, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens | Owner, RNM Management and Properties, LLC

Dr. Allen Sills

Neurosurgeon, Vanderbilt Medical Center; Chief Medical Officer, NFL

Ellen Smith

Philanthropist, H Laird Smith Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Megan Alexander

TV Host, Author & News Correspondent

Jackie Alexander

Philanthropist

Brent Bowman

Partner; Holland & Knight

Braden Dahl

Marketing & Business Consultant

David Jackson

MBA, CFP, Managing Partner, Southern Springs Capital Group

Paul Jankowski

Founder/CEO; New Heartland Group

Tracy Frist

Philanthropist

Hunter Jones

Chair, Next Gen Advisory Board | Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young, LLP

Jeff Ledbetter

Owner | Product Architect, Roundtable Software

Adam Sansiveri

Senior Managing Director & Head of the Nashville Private Client Group, AllianceBernstein

William C. Scales, Jr.

Litigation Attorney, GSRM Law

Bo Segers

General Counsel, The Breakaway League, LLC

Mark Sutton

Chairman, International Paper

Ed Silva

Founding Member; Hartzog & Silva, PLLC

STAFF

Bari Beasley

President and Chief Executive Officer

Troy Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer

Leanne Portzel

Chief of Staff

Tyrus Sturgis

Chief Officer of Engagement

Todd McKee

General Counsel

Eric Dilts

Managing Director, The Franklin Theatre

Will Clark

Content Marketing Manager

Rachael Finch

Preservation Consultant

Morgan Floyd

Director of Event and Tourism Sales

Noah Gray

Director of Marketing & Communications

Meg Hershey

Capital Projects Consultant

Heidi Hood

Managing Director of the Downtown Franklin Association

Ian Hunt

Event Service & Festivals Manager

Heather Kantor

Database & Volunteer Manager

Anna Marcum

Senior Director of Preservation

Christina Metzgar

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Mary Catherine Mousourakis

Director of Sponsorships

Megan Newton

Events Marketing and Communications Manager

Nicole Overly

Tourism Sales and Events Manager

Julie Roberts

Office Administrator

Rebekah Rush

Director of Education

Jayme Smith

Director of Event Management

Nat Taylor

Managing Director, Moore-Morris History and Culture Center

Miriam Wiggins

Director of Individual Giving and Community Relations

Next Gen Advisory Board

Hunter Jones

Chair

Sydney Ball

Lauren Drury

Samantha Gerken

Caleb Gibson

Tiffany Holland

Michael Malone

David Marshall

Logan Matthews

Claire McInturff

Tom Santaniello

Alyssa Schwartz

Laura Stendel

Jr. Heritage Advisory Board

John Denton

President

Duncan Knopf

Vice President

Evey Knopf

Secretary

Jackson Rowley

Treasurer

Downtown Franklin Association Advisory Board

The Franklin Theatre Advisory Board

Previous Executive Directors

Debbie Shelton

1974 - 1976

Edwin LeJeune

1976-1978

Rudy Jordan

1978-1986

Mary Pearce

1986-2017