Tennessee Business Roundtable Adds Six to Board of Directors


NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 14, 2022 – The Tennessee Business Roundtable announced the addition of six member executives to its Board of Directors for the 2022 term. Appointed by 2022 Roundtable Board Chair Keith Norman (Vice President, Chief Govt. Affairs & Community Relations Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care, Memphis), the six newest Directors were confirmed last week by the Roundtable’s directly elected Board members.


“I am very pleased to announce the unanimous confirmation of these six senior Tennessee business leaders as new appointees to our Roundtable’s Board of Directors,” said Norman. “Each of them brings an important sector perspective and a unique executive skill set to our member leadership. I am grateful to each of them for their willingness to lead, and to their companies for investing in Tennessee and our organization,” Norman added.


Joining Norman and eight other Directors as new Board appointees for the 2022 term are:

  • Competitiveness Council Chair and Director: Matt Haskell, Partner, Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC, Nashville;

  • Education Council Chair and Director: David Pickler, President & CEO, Pickler Wealth Advisors, Collierville;

  • Health Council Chair and Director: Nancy Anness, Chief Advocacy Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas, Nashville;

  • Workforce Council Chair and Director: Chris Snow, SVP & Chief Human Resource Officer, American Residential Services LLC, Memphis;

  • At-Large Director: Colton Mulligan, President & CEO, Fox Fuel Creative, Nashville; and

  • At-Large Director: Dakasha Winton, SVP & Chief Government Relations Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Directors Haskell, Pickler, Anness, and Snow fill newly created Board seats for the chairs of the Roundtable’s four Policy Councils, comprised exclusively of member executives collaborating on policy development in the organization’s primary policy areas of Competitiveness, Education, Health, and Workforce, respectively. Directors Mulligan and Winton, meanwhile, were appointed by Norman to fill two additional At-Large roles created to augment the Roundtable’s diverse, inclusive member leadership.


“These gifted and experienced business leaders are poised to help shape the policy landscape on the education, workforce development, health, and competitiveness issues which affect our ability to collectively thrive statewide,” observed Norman. “I am confident that the leadership they will contribute to our organization will advance our Roundtable’s ability not only to advocate effectively for pro-business policies, but to do so in thoughtful ways which clearly reflect the values of fairness and equity shared by Tennessee’s leading corporate citizens.”


For more about the Roundtable’s Board of Directors, visit https://www.tbroundtable.org/boardofdirectors.


ABOUT THE TENNESSEE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Founded in 1983, the Tennessee Business Roundtable develops and implements pro-business public policies and initiatives that optimize the quality of life and well-being of all Tennesseans. Convening senior executives and strategic thinkers representing over four dozen of Tennessee’s most-respected businesses and organizations from all three Grand Divisions of the state, the Roundtable has partnered successfully with Tennessee’s Governors and hundreds of business, non-profit and government stakeholders to create and promote policies that contribute significantly to the success of the Volunteer State’s economy and people, particularly in the area of public education. Guided by the belief that an educated, healthy populace and sound state fiscal policies are the primary drivers of Tennessee’s vibrant economy, the Roundtable brings together ideas, information and thought leaders with a view to becoming the most respected and influential policy voice for Tennessee’s business community.


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Contact:

Patrick Sheehy, President

psheehy@tbroundtable.org

(615) 255-5877

www.tbroundtable.org

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