Sports Council names 2016-2017 Executive Committee

July 20, 2016

Ronal Roberts of DVL Seigenthaler to serve as Board Chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (July 20, 2016) Nashville Sports Council representatives recently announced its new leadership for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The Board of Directors elected Ronald Roberts as its Chairman. Former positions held by Roberts include: Public Relations Committee Chair, Speakers Series Committee Chair, Celebration of Champions Event Chair, and Marketing Chair for Nashville’s NHL All-Star Game.

“As a long-term member, I know first-hand the important role the Nashville Sports Council plays in driving positive economic impact for the community,” said Ronald Roberts, chairman. “From the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments to volunteer engagement and the Cooper Steel Speakers Series, the Nashville Sports Council is the driving force of sports in Middle Tennessee. I am honored and excited to work with the Board of Directors and professional, dedicated, and hard-working staff.”

The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board of Directors as they lead the Nashville Sports Council in its effort to stage sporting events for Nashville.

The 2016-2017 Executive Committee includes the following:

Chair – Ronald Roberts, DVL Seigenthaler
Immediate Past Chair – Marty Paslick, HCA
Communications Chair – Tod Fetherling, Perception Health
Corporate Member Chair – Tim Dougan, SP+ Parking
Events Chair – Toby Compton, Associated Builders & Contractors
Finance Chair – Ed White, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Governance/Audit Chair – Dan Hogan, Capstar Bank
Government Relations Chair – Monica Fawknotson, Metropolitan Sports Authority
HR Committee Chair – Joe Kelley
Individual Member Chair – Ben Davis, Select Pointe
Legal Counsel – Jim Murphy, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Public Relations Chair – Bo Roberts, Roberts Strategies
Speakers Management Chair – Susan Huggins, CABLE
Women in Sports – Margaret Behm, Dodson, Parker, Behm & Capparella
At – Large – Dave Cooley, Cooley Public Strategies
At – Large – Pete Ezell, Baker Donelson
At – Large – Jaynee Day, Second Harvest of Middle TN
At – Large – Gary Cooper, Cooper Steel

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About Nashville Sports Council
Nashville Sports Council is a private, non-profit, membership based organization of area corporations and individual sports enthusiasts. Created in 1992, the Nashville Sports Council mission is to positively impact the economy and quality of life of the Greater Nashville Area by attracting and promoting professional and amateur sporting events. The Nashville Sports Council has hosted hundreds of major sporting events that have yielded over $750 million in direct economic impact for the region. For more information call 615.743.3120 or Follow on Facebook and Twitter.