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Board of Directors

FY20 Board Meetings 

Oct. 17, 2019, 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 16, 2020, 1-3 p.m. April 16, 2020, 1-3 p.m.

LaunchTN Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. For location and other details, contact info@launchtn.org.

Bob Rolfe
Commissioner Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development (Chairman)
Bio

Calvin Anderson
President
Clear Strategies Group
Bio

A.J. Bahou
Partner
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Bio

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Tom Ballard
Chief Alliance Officer
Pershing Yoakley & Associates (Emeritus)
Bio

Alan Bentley

Alan Bentley
Assistant Vice Chancellor-Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization
Vanderbilt University
Bio

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Stephen Crawford
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Eastman Chemical Company
Bio

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Dr. Brian DeBusk
Chief Executive Officer
DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
Bio

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Bruce Doeg
Chief Strategic Officer
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz (Emeritus)
Bio

Shawn Glinter
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Pendant Biosciences, Inc.
Bio

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Marci Harris
Chief Executive Officer
POPVOX
Bio

Patsy Hazelwood
State Representative
Tennessee State Legislature
Bio

Susan Lynn
State Representative
Tennessee State Legislature

Bio

Kristina Montague
Managing Partner
The JumpFund
Bio

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Dr. Brian Noland
President
East Tennessee State University
Bio

Dawn Patrick
Managing Partner
Cherry Bekaert
Bio

Stacey Patterson
Vice President for Research, Outreach and Economic Development
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bio

Julia Polk
Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Financial Officer
IQuity
Bio

Denny Wayne Robinson
County Executive
White County Tennessee
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Richard Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer
FedEx Trade Networks
Bio

David S. Waddell
President, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Strategist
Waddell and Associates, LLC.

Bio

Bo Watson
State Senator
Tennessee State Legislature

Bio

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Frank Williamson
Founder & Managing Partner
Oaklyn Consulting
Bio

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Dr. Thomas Zacharia
Laboratory Director
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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