Board of Directors

For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has worked to build and maintain the trust of our stakeholders — our supporters, our staff, and the community we serve.

PARAG DESAI

PRESIDENT

Genesco, Inc. 

JOHN C. WEISENSEEL

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Alliance Bernstein

Jennifer Hutcheson

TREASURER

Ryman Hospitality Properties

ERIN BALER

4-Patriots

MENIE BELL

1221 Partners, LLC

CHRISTINE BRADLEY

Vanderbilt University 

CHRISTI BRANSCOM

State of Tennessee Commissioner

JEFFREY BROWN

Dollar General

INGRID COCKHREN

ACEs Connection/TSU

KATHLEEN FLAHERTY

K21 Communications

JENNY FORD

JF Government Strategies 

RACHEL GOLDZWEIG

Graduate Liason
Village Real Estate

CARLANA HARWELL

Community Leader and Volunteer

David Hutchens

Author and Leadership Development Consultant

MARY CATHERINE MCCLELLAN

Co-Founder Taigan

ELIZABETH MCDONALD

Community Leader and Volunteer

MAKESHA MONTGOMERY

FrostBrownTodd

ASHLEY NORTHINGTON

DENOR Public Relations

ANNIE ORTMEIER

Universal Music Group

BROOKE K. SCHIFERLE

Assistant U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Tennessee 

KATHRYN WALKER

Bass, Berry & Sims

Kathi Whalen

HCA Healthcare