NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 15, 2020) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected eight new members to its Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. New members represent leaders in the business, media, arts, educational, philanthropic, and legal sectors.
“Our new board members are passionate about and committed to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women,” said YWCA President and CEO Sharon K. Roberson. “We’re truly fortunate to have these strong community leaders join our team. Their expertise and dedication to our work will help us navigate the challenging seasons ahead.”
New YWCA board members include:
- Sallie Bailey, Retired, EVP & CFO, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
- Louise Brock, General Counsel, Labor & Employment, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
- Ashlee Davis, Vice President, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Manager, AllianceBernstein
- Rodney Francis, Director, Diversity and Talent Acquisition, Nissan North America
- Beverly Keel, Dean, MTSU College of Media & Entertainment
- Rick Martin, Director of Compassion Forward, Asurion Philanthropy
- Billye Sanders, Retired, Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis
- Amy Smartt, SVP Finance & Administration, Country Music Association
Rita P. Mitchell, retired corporate executive, author and President of Rita P. Mitchell LLC is the YWCA board chair and US Bank senior vice president and managing director, Amanda Weeks-Geveden, is board chair-elect. For a full list of YWCA Board of Directors, click here.
About YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee: For 122 years, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee has helped women, girls and families in Nashville and Middle Tennessee build safer, more self-sufficient lives. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Programs include Domestic Violence Services, Girls Inc., AMEND Together, Dress for Success and the Family Learning Center. For more information, visit https://ywcanashville.com, follow us on twitter @YWCANashville and find us on Facebook facebook.com/YWCANashville.
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