Board

Bob Rolfe
Bob Rolfe Commissioner Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (Chairman) Bio
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A.J. Bahou Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Officer Prism Technologies, LLC. Bio
Jack Bailey Headshot
Jack Bailey Partner Bailey Southwell & Co Bio
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Tom Ballard Chief Alliance Officer Pershing Yoakley & Associates (Board Member Emeritus) Bio
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Stephen Crawford Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Eastman Chemical Company Bio
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Alan Bentley Assistant Vice Chancellor-Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization Vanderbilt University Bio
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Dr. Brian DeBusk Chief Executive Officer DeRoyal Industries, Inc. Bio
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Bruce Doeg Chairman-Business Department Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz Bio
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Dan Eldridge Washington County Mayor Bio
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Craig Fitzhugh State Representative Tennessee State Legislature Bio
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Marci Harris Chief Executive Officer POPVOX Bio
Patsy Hazelwood State Representative Tennessee State Legislature Bio
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Dr. David Millhorn Executive Vice President University of Tennessee Bio
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Brian Noland President East Tennessee State University Website
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Mark Norris State Senator Tennessee State Legislature Bio
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Dr. David Owens Professor of Practice Vanderbilt Owen School of Management Bio
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Jim Phillips Chairman & Chief Executive Officer NanoMech Bio
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Andrew Seamons Managing Partner Pittco Management Bio
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Richard Smith Managing Director-Life Sciences & Specialty Services Federal Express Bio
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Laura Whitsitt Divisional Senior Vice President-Research & Emerging Technologies Smith & Nephew Bio
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Frank Williamson Founder & Managing Partner Oaklyn Consulting Bio
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Dr. Thomas Zacharia Deputy for Science & Technology Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bio

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ARC’s POWER Grant

This week we were thrilled to learn that Launch Tennessee was selected to receive a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). We have had a five year partnership with ARC and piloted many new entrepreneurial programs which have led to job creation, capital investment and workforce development in … read more

7 Videos To Inspire Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs looking for a place to start their businesses are often told their choice is binary: New York or California. At Launch Tennessee, we’re determined to break that assumption. We are proud to announce an inspiring video series featuring national business leaders and entrepreneurs discussing the thriving startup scene in … read more