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Tennessee Pride Chamber Elects New Officers and Expands Board of Directors for 2024

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The work at the Tennessee Pride Chamber is made possible thanks to our volunteer board of directors who bring resources, connections, and expertise that drive the organization. The board has elected its new officers for 2024:

President, Joshua Wood, Holland & Knight

Vice President, Raquel Barlow, AllianceBernstein

Secretary, Kimber Beeler, Tolbert Marketing & Events

Treasurer, Caitlyn Lovell, Cumberland Trust

Advocacy Chair, Joseph Woodson, Woodson Results

“This was a remarkable year of growth for our organization,” said Joshua Wood, President of the Tennessee Pride Chamber. “As we continue to engage new members and increase our impact for LGBTQ+ professionals across Tennessee, we expanded our board and staff to bring more resources, more diverse voices and more representation from all over the state.”

After a record setting year of growth, programming and activity, there were a record number of nominations to join the 2024 board class. The Tennessee Pride Chamber voted to expand its board to 19 members, to better serve the growing membership across the entire state.

The membership elected these new board members:

David Andrews, D’Andrews Bakery

Margaret Eggers, The Mechanical Licensing Collective

Anthony Green, WME

Selena Haynes, Connect Media Group

Donnie Iorio, Amazon

Miranda McDonald, Tennessee Titans

Dr. Bryson McGuire, Metro Nashville Public Schools

Jennifer Redican, Asurion

Quentin Salas, Orthodontic Partners

These new board members join the following board members continuing their service:

Raquel Barlow, AllianceBernstein

Kimber Beeler, Tolbert Marketing & Events

Annie Brinn, Warner Music Group

Keillian Carpenter, American Cancer Society

JJ Light, Dell Technologies

Caitlyn Lovell, Cumberland Trust

Brady O’Rourke, Social Link

Joshua Wood, Holland & Knight

Joseph Woodson, Woodson Results

Jason Wu, Mars Petcare

Several board members have completed their board service this year. The organization wants to recognize each of them for their contributions to further the organization’s mission:

Desirée Duncan, Revive Healthcare

Adrianna Flax, AM Flax Consulting

Michele Frazier, Frazier Consulting

Kerry Garner, UHY

Brian Rosman, DOG AND A DUCK

In the last year, the TNPC board led a transformative rebranding and expansion, growing from the Nashville LGBT Chamber into the Tennessee Pride Chamber. The chamber has evolved into a powerful advocate, representing corporations, businesses, and professionals across the state. TNPC’s impact has extended far beyond Nashville, with the chamber now hosting programs and growing membership in multiple cities, including Murfreesboro, Franklin, Clarksville, and Chattanooga. The organization hired Dr. Steph Mahnke as Executive Director and CJ Clark as Membership & Events Manager. The organization also hired a lobbyist to champion LGBTQ+ rights, and several communications and support contractors. The entire team is supported by several hundred members and a 19-person volunteer board representing the interests of corporations, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals committed to LGBTQ+ equality in Tennessee. Read more about the organization’s accomplishments in our annual report at tnpridechamber.com.

To learn more about the Tennessee Pride Chamber follow us at @tnpridechamber on social media. Join the Tennessee Pride Chamber today at tnpridechamber.com.

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