Board

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

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LaunchTN Announces Promotions, Role Changes Among Staff

Launch Tennessee staffers Jill Van Beke and Lindsey Cox move into newly defined roles, Brittany Burgess and Jami Creel receive promotions. NASHVILLE (July 27, 2017) – Launch Tennessee announced a refresh to its organizational chart which includes Jill Van Beke taking on a new role as Chief Program Officer. Van … read more

5 Reasons Tennessee is a Startup-Friendly State

Here at Launch Tennessee, we are honored to contribute to the energy around the entrepreneurial movement in the state, which has been growing exponentially each year. Given that Launch Tennessee just celebrated its fifth anniversary, I thought now would be a good time to talk about how far the state … read more