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.

2018-19 Officers

Board Member Position
Jim Schmitz Chair
Dr. Phil Wenk Vice Chair
Tracy Kane Vice Chair
J. Reginald Hill Treasurer
Kevin Hartley Secretary
Martha Ingram At-Large Executive
Ron Corbin Immediate Past Chair

 

2018-19 Directors

Board Member Appointing Authority Term Expires
Barbara T. Bovender Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2020
Steven G. Cates Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2019
Ronald L. Corbin Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2020
Beth Courtney Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2019
Ansel L. Davis Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2020
Mark Davison Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2021
Emanuel J. Eads Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2021
Rod Essig Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2020
Eddie George Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2021
Sheila Gibson Governor June 30, 2021
Kevin Hartley Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2019
Robert Hebert Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2019
J. Reginald Hill Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2019
Martha R. Ingram Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2019
Tracy Kane Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2019
Christine Karbowiak Governor June 30, 2019
Melvin Malone Governor June 30, 2019
Steve Mason Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2021
Nathan Poss Tennessee Performing Arts Center Foundation June 30, 2020
Nelson Remus Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2019
Jim Schmitz Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2020
Jeff Smith Commissioner of Education Annual
Larry Stessel Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2021
Andrew Tavi Governor June 30, 2020
Rhonda Taylor Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation June 30, 2021
Claire Tucker Governor June 30, 2021
Dr. Philip Wenk Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corporation June 30, 2020
Gail Williams Tennessee Arts Commission June 30, 2019
J. Stephen Turner Board Ex-Officio
Sandra Fulton Board Ex-Officio
Laura Gillette Board Intern June 30, 2019

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
Jack Bovender
Kathryn Brown
William H. Braddy, III
Marylyn Bullock
Sonya Butcher
Monroe Carell
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.
Vicki Dimond
Donna G. Eskind
Farzin Ferdowsi
John Ferguson
Robert Fogelman
Leslie Fram
Patricia C. Frist
Sandra Fulton
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
Barbara Speyer
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