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Belmont University Names Chris Bollinger to Board of Trustees

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Belmont University announced today the election of Chris Bollinger to its Board of Trustees. Bollinger will serve an initial three-year term from 2017-2019.

Chris BollingerParent of a Belmont student, Chris Bollinger serves as president of Bollinger Enterprises, a closely held asset management firm located in Louisiana. Previously, Chris was the president of Bollinger Shipyards, the largest privately held shipyard in the U.S., where he marked the third generation of leadership for the family business established in 1946.  He devotes a great deal of time to professional and civic organizations, including Porter’s Call, a non-profit organization providing support, encouragement and counsel for recording artists. He is also a member of Young Presidents Organization, where he previously served as chairman of the Western Region.

Bollinger said, “It is such an honor to serve alongside a tremendous team in continuing to carry out the vision and mission of Belmont. From the moment my wife, Pamela, and I stepped on Belmont’s campus, we knew that there was something special happening there. We believe in Belmont!”

Belmont President Bob Fisher commented, “Chris brings a high level of business acumen to a Board that is already characterized by strong leadership and strategic thinking.  We’re thrilled to have him join us in the role of Trustee as we continue to live out our mission and raise Belmont to even higher levels of distinction.”

Belmont’s current Board of Trustees includes:

  • Marty Dickens, Chairman of the Board, Former President, AT&T
  • Harry Allen, Senior Vice President, Avenue Bank
  • John R. Faison, Sr., Senior Pastor, Watson Grove Baptist Church
  • John Ferguson, Former Chairman, CCA
  • Dan Foutch, Senior Vice President, Hilliard Lyons
  • Steve Hewlett, President and CEO, Hewlett Spencer
  • Damon Hininger, President and CEO, CoreCivic
  • Steve Horrell, President, Horrell Properties
  • Gordon E. Inman, Owner/Broker, Inman Investments
  • R. Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO, HCA
  • Todd Jones, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville
  • Klay Kelley, Realtor, Crye Leike Executive Realty
  • Larry Kloess, Chairman, Clayton Associates
  • Ron Knox, Jr., Former Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual
  • Bill Lee, CEO, The Lee Company
  • Cynthia Leu, Philanthropist and Civic Leader
  • Drew Maddux, President, Maddux Realty and Construction Corp.
  • Carolyn McAfee, Vice President, Hallmark Systems
  • Rebecca McKelvey Castaneda, Attorney, Stites & Harbison
  • Andrea Overby, Church and Civic Leader
  • Ben Rechter, Chairman, The Rogers Group
  • Barbara Massey Rogers, Philanthropist
  • Anne Russell, Attorney, Adams and Reese LLP
  • Joseph V. Russell, President and Chairman, Elan-Polo
  • Michael W. Smith, Songwriter, Singer, Musician
  • Randy Smith, Attorney, entertainment industry
  • Larry Thrailkill, Church and Civic Leader
  • Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO, Song/ATV Music Publishing
  • Claire Tucker, President and CEO, CapStar Bank
  • Paul Walker, Civic Leader
  • Bob Whisenant, Partner, WSW CPAs
  • Jim Wilkerson, Owner, Wilkerson Farms
  • James Wright, Former CEO, Tractor Supply
  • Mark Wright, President, You42 Nashville

Belmont Board of Trust Regents include Tommye Maddox, Charlie Dankert, Evan Metcalf and Brennon Mobley.  Emeriti include Randall Baskin, Jack Benz, Mike Curb, Helen Kennedy, Carolyn Patton and George West.