Belmont University recently announced that long-time retail executive Jerry Brase has been named Executive Director of the Scarlett Leadership Institute. Brase comes to Belmont after a 32-year career in retailing, including the last 10 years at Tractor Supply Company where he served as Executive Vice President of Merchandising. During his tenure with Tractor Supply, the company grew to be a $2.7 billion retailer operating more than 700 stores nationally.
Pat Raines, dean of the College of Business Administration at Belmont, said, “Jerry’s passion for executive education and leadership will help us achieve our goal of becoming the premier leadership institute in middle Tennessee. We are excited about hiring a prominent business leader to further enhance our partnership with the Nashville business community.”
Brase graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, and he has been an active supporter of the National FFA Organization as a member and past Chairman of the National Sponsors Board. Jerry and his wife of 29 years, Michele, have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Michele is very active in the equine community raising horses and riding competitively throughout the Southeast.
The Scarlett Leadership Institute at Belmont University offers a wide range of executive education and leadership programs including the Certificate in Financial Planning, MiniMBA™ , Corporate Leadership Development, Peer Learning and Peer Exchange Networks and the Signature Executive Program.