Board of Directors

Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation is governed by a 28-member Board of Directors. Eight directors are appointed by the Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation, which led efforts for TPAC and raised an endowment to support TPAC operations. Six directors are named by the Tennessee Arts Commission, five by the Governor of the State of Tennessee, one by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education, and eight by the TPAC Board. Directors serve for a term of three years.

The TPAC Board of Directors usually meets four times a year in Nashville. View the schedule of TPAC Board meetings.

2023-24 Officers

Board Member Position
Melvin Malone Chair
Jim Schmitz Vice Chair
J. Reginald Hill Treasurer
Sheila Gibson Secretary
Martha R. Ingram At-Large Executive
Dr. Philip Wenk Immediate Past Chair

 

2023-24 Directors

Board Member Appointing Authority Term Expires
Dale Allen Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2026
Victor Berrios Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2024
Michael Carter Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2026
Emanual J. Eads Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2024
Sheila Gibson Governor June 30, 2024
Don Hardin Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2025
Kevin Hartley Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2025
Joy Heinrichs Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2025
Robert Herbert Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2025
J. Reginald Hill Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2025
Debbie Hollenstein Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2025
Martha R. Ingram Governor June 30, 2025
Tracy Kane Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2024
Melvin Malone Governor June 30, 2025
Steve Mason Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2024
Alexia Poe Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2026
Nathan Poss Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2026
Cybele Raver Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2025
Dr. Christopher Rehm Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2025
Adam Sansiveri Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2025
James Schmitz Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2026
Todd Shipley Commissioner of Education June 30, 2025
Andrew Tavi Governor June 30, 2026
Rhonda Taylor Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2024
Claire Tucker Governor June 30, 2024
Dr. Philip Wenk Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2026
Gail Carr Williams Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2025
Ronald Corbin Board Ex-Officio
Dale Allen Board Ex-Officio
J. Stephen Turner Board Ex-Officio
Sandra Fulton Board Ex-Officio

Founding Board Members

Thomas B. Baker Jr.
William L. Barry
Marylyn Bullock
Sonya Butcher
Joseph Davenport Jr.
Sandra Fulton

Hank Hildebrand
Martha Ingram
Sam Ingram
David Pack
Brooks Parker
Athens C. Pullias

Kenneth Roberts
James W. Stewart
Lon Varnell
William F. Venable
Raymond Zimmerman

Past Board Members

Kathleen Airhart
Dale Allen
Tom Allen
Carter Andrews
Thomas B. Baker Jr.
Eloise Barrett
William L. Barry
Emily Barton
E. Warner Bass
John S. Beasley II
Judith Bell
Kenny Blackburn
Molly Blair
E. Michael Blanton
Dennis Bottorff
Barbara T. Bovender
Jack Bovender
Kathryn Brown
William H. Braddy III
Marylyn Bullock
Sonya Butcher
Monroe Carell
Steven G. Cates
John Cody
Vernon Coffey
J. Chase Cole
Kate Collier
Deane Conley
Andrea Conte
Colleen Conway-Welch
Charles Cook Jr.
Bob Corker
Ed “Willie” Cox
Waverly Crenshaw
Jeanette Crosswhite
Joseph Davenport Jr.
Mark Davison
Vicki Dimond
Donna G. Eskind
Rod Essig
Farzin Ferdowsi
John Ferguson
Robert Fogelman
Leslie Fram
Patricia C. Frist

Sandra Fulton
Eddie George
Joel C. Gordon
Kerry Graham
William B. Greene Jr.
Kathleen Guion
Chuck Hall
Aubrey Harwell
Hank Hildebrand
Bruce Hinton
Ruth S. Holmberg
Tish Hooker-Schermerhorn
Samuel Howard
MaryAnne Howland
Sam Ingram
Tom Ingram
Martha Ivester
J. W. Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Marcelite Johnson
Victor S. Johnson
Will Johnston
Beverly Keel
Walter G. Knestrick
William E. Knestrick
Howard Lamar III
Susan Lanigan
Richard A. Lewis
Judy Liff
Robert S. Lipman
Bill Lynch
Jack C. Massey
Patricia Matthews-Juarez
Eilene Maupin
Mrs. Frank McCoy Jr.
Emmie McDonald
Robert McElrath
Bill McInnes
Marcus McKamey
Robert McNeilly
Michael R. McWherter
Beth Mooney
Sen. Carl Moore
Sherri Neal
Dr. Robert H. Ossoff

David Pack
Brooks Parker
Priscilla Partridge de Garcia
David Perdue
Jimmy Perkins
Roy Perry
Jere Phillips
Sandy Powell
Scott Probasco
Athens C. Pullias
Wayne Qualls
Mrs. Robert Quinn
Ben Rechter
Colin Reed
Doyle Rippee
Kenneth Roberts
Joe M. Rodgers
Carolyn Rogers
Anne L. Russell
Harold Schaperkotter
Herbert Schulman
Verna Schwantes
Carroll Shanks
Bob Shell
Thomas Sherrard
Michael Shmerling
Charles Smith
Morgan Stewart
Barbara Speyer
Larry Stessel
James W. Stewart
Frances Tigrett-Jackson
Richard Tripper Jr.
James R. Tuerff
Lon Varnell
Tera Vazquez
William F. Venable
Jane Walters
Bernard Werthan
David K. Wilson
William M. Wilson
Uzi Yemen
Alan Yuspeh
Raymond Zimmerman