The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee welcomed five new board members March 9. The board is now composed of 15 leaders from the 10 counties that make up Middle Tennessee.
The Transit Alliance educates communities in Middle Tennessee to build support for funding regional transit in Tennessee. The board provides leadership and regional insight to the Transit Alliance so that they may better represent the transit needs in our area.
“The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee is excited to welcome our new board members, and this is an exciting time in the transit conversation to bring them on board,” said Jo Ann Graves, president and CEO of the alliance. “I am confident that our leaders will be successful additions to our mission of education and empowering the community.”
(New Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee board members, from left to right: Ryan Stanton, Lewis Agnew, Michael Curcio, Debbie Henry, Randall Hutto)
(The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee board, pictured along with Jo Ann Graves, president and CEO of the alliance, and Allison Plattsmier, associate director of programs and development of the alliance.)
New board members include:
President, Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc.
State Representative, 69th District of Tennessee
Executive Director, The TMA Group
Mayor, Wilson County
Smart Cities and Urban Infrastructure Leader, Schneider Electric
The new board members will join 10 existing members:
Tommy Bragg, Chairman
Former Mayor of Murfreesboro
Jim Schmitz, Vice Chairman
Area President Middle Tennessee, Regions Financial Corporation
Kerry Perkinson, Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Tennessee Bank & Trust
Margot Fosnes, Secretary
President and Chief Economic Development Officer, Robertson County Chamber of Commerce
Mayor, City of Franklin
Chief Sales Officer, Goodall Homes and Communities
Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Mayor, City of Portland
Gail Carr Williams
Associate Director, Community Engagement, Vanderbilt University
Financial Adviser, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Honorary board member:
Charles W. Bone
Chairman, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
About the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee
The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee works with contributors, community officials and regional leaders to build support for funding regional transit in Middle Tennessee. The purpose of the Transit Alliance is to educate, empower and mobilize policy to serve the entire region. The mission is to build support for funding regional transit by mobilizing community leadership. Companies, organizations and individuals can be part of the Transit Alliance through public and private partnerships as well as sponsorship opportunities. One of the primary offerings of the Transit Alliance is the Transit Citizen Leadership Academy. Over 250 people have graduated from the academy. To apply for future Transit Citizen Leadership Academy classes, please visit thetransitalliance.org/transit-academy/.