Transit Alliance Welcomes Five New Board Members

TAMT BoardThe 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.”

TAMT Board

(New Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee board members, from left to right: Ryan Stanton, Lewis Agnew, Michael Curcio, Debbie Henry, Randall Hutto)

TAMT Board

(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:

Lewis Agnew

President, Chas. Hawkins Co., Inc.

Michael Curcio

State Representative, 69th District of Tennessee

Debbie Henry

Executive Director, The TMA Group

Randall Hutto

Mayor, Wilson County

Ryan Stanton

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

Ken Moore

Mayor, City of Franklin 

Chris O’Neal

Chief Sales Officer, Goodall Homes and Communities 

Tom Trent

Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

Ken Wilber

Mayor, City of Portland

Gail Carr Williams

Associate Director, Community Engagement, Vanderbilt University

Pete Wooten

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/.

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