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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee Names 2019 Board of Directors

Matt Knight to Serve as President

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has announced its Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2019. Serving as officers are: President, Matt Knight, FTB Advisors; President-Elect, John Hollingsworth, First Farmers & Merchants Bank; Past President, Chad Greer, Northwestern Mutual; Vice President, Chris Steigerwald, Messer Construction; Secretary, Ross Pepper, Pepper Law; Treasurer, Becky Sharpe, International Tuition and  Scholarship Services, and Community Liaison, Terrence Graves, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Other Board members serving for 2019 are: Missy Acosta, Delta Dental of Tennessee; Mike Arthur, BDO; David Bailey, Hastings Architecture; Jack Baxter, Nashville Electric Service; David Braemer, The Ensworth School; Doug Brandon, Cushman Wakefield; Dana Frierson, Nissan North America, Inc.; Dennis Georgatos, Skanska USA Building, Inc.; Anders Hall, Vanderbilt University; Amanda Henley, VACO; Mark Kimbrough, HCA; Erin King, Bank of America; Grant Kinnett, Boyle Investment Co.; Dan Kunze, Gartner, Inc.; Allen McDonald, Baker Storey McDonald; Chip Nuttall, Genesco; Daniel Ryan,; Thomas Shumate, IV, Meridian Law; Alex Tolbert, Bernard Health; Terry Vo, Comcast Cable; Brian Whisnant, Deloitte; Kim White, CoreCivic; Cynthia Whitfield-Story, Allstate Insurance;  and Cortlandt Woodruff, Jackson National Life.

“The dynamic team of community leaders that make up our Board of Directors are true Defenders of Potential – they believe in the power of mentoring and are igniting the potential in the lives of the young people we serve,” commented Melissa Hudson-Gant, CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. “This is our organization’s fiftieth year of standing with Middle Tennessee’s youth, and we are poised for this be our strongest year ever.”

In 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee served 1,615 young people with a mentor.  For more information on standing with them, visit or call (615) 329-9191.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We operate using the core belief that young people have the potential to change the world, and together, we are Defenders of that Potential.

We seek to empower those we serve by igniting possibilities that transform lives and enhance the community for years to come.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves youth all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson county as well as Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, and Wilson counties.  Stand with us by visiting  or calling (615) 329-9191.