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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

Stephanie Farmer

Secretary | Vice President of Commercial Banking, ServisFirst Bank

Chris Knopf

Treasurer | Chief Financial Officer, Stansell Electric

Emily Magid

Philanthropist

Sondra Morris

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

Jennifer Parker

Chair, The Franklin Theatre | CEO, Parker Haven Interiors

Dr. Allen Sills

Neurosurgeon, Vanderbilt Medical Center; Chief Medical Officer, NFL

Ellen Smith

Philanthropist, H Laird Smith Foundation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sydney Ball

Chair, Next Gen Advisory Board | Vice President of Business Development, NFP Executive Benefits

Jackie Alexander

Philanthropist

Braden Dahl

Marketing & Business Consultant

Tracy Frist

Philanthropist

Inetta Gaines

Brentwood Historic Commission; Battle of Franklin Trust

Jeff Ledbetter

Owner | Product Architect, Roundtable Software

William C. Scales, Jr.

Litigation Attorney, GSRM Law

Ed Silva

Founding Member; Hartzog & Silva, PLLC

Susan Whitaker

Former Tennessee Commissioner of Tourism

Shea Wood Turner

Vice President SBA Product Specialist, First Horizon

STAFF

Bari Beasley

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wendy Dunavant

Chief Financial Officer

Meg Hershey

Chief Operating Officer

Grant Martin

Chief Advancement Officer

Todd McKee

General Counsel

Steve Citerin

Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Eric Dilts

Managing Director, The Franklin Theatre

Lane Faulkner

Content Marketing & Communications Manager

Rachael Finch

Senior Director of Preservation and Education

Noah Gray

Events Marketing & Communications Manager

Heidi Hood

Managing Director of the Downtown Franklin Association

Julie Jackson

Hospitality Coordinator - The Franklin Theatre

Heather Kantor

Database & Volunteer Manager

Emily Kivi

Events and Programming Manager - The Franklin Theatre

Shea McKissack

Assoc. Director of Production & Facilities - The Franklin Theatre

Christina Metzgar

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Mary Catherine Mousourakis

Director of Sponsorships

Gerald Odom

Events & Finance Assistant

Julie Roberts

Office Administrator

Jayme Smith

Director of Event Management

Meg Sutherland

Director of Programming & Partnerships - The Franklin Theatre

Blake Wintory, Ph.D.

Director of Preservation

Next Gen Advisory Board

Sydney Ball

Chair

Laura Stendel

Co-Chair

Lauren Drury

Samantha Gerken

Chase Harper

Hunter Jones

Michael Malone

David Marshall

Claire McInturff

Zac Olinger

Alyssa Schwartz

Jr. Heritage Foundation Advisory Board

John Denton

President

Duncan Knopf

Vice President

Evey Knopf

Secretary

Jackson Rowley

Treasurer

DFA Advisory Board

JOHN BOND

Advisory Board Chair, Co-Owner of Twine Graphics

ASHLEY CLARK

Owner, Kilwins Franklin

BRYAN DOLESHEL

Chief Community Development Officer of Williamson, Inc.

KIMBERLY ELDER

Director of Sales, The Harpeth Hotel

KIM LEISINGER

Director of Administration, St. Phillip Catholic Church

RYAN MCKINNEY

Managing Partner, McKinney Green Insurance Co.

BRIAN MOYER

Founder, Moyer & Co.

JODY TODD

Marketing/Communication Director, Franklin First United Methodist Church

LAUREN WARD

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

BEN WHEELER

Private Banker, First Horizon

The Franklin Theatre Advisory Board

Previous Executive Directors

Debbie Shelton

1974 - 1976

Edwin LeJeune

1976-1978

Rudy Jordan

1978-1986

Mary Pearce

1986-2017