JA Nashville Business Leaders Hall of Fame
JA honors Hall of Fame Laureates for their leadership and success in business and community involvement.
Past Hall of Fame Laureates
2019 Hall of Fame Laureate
Darrell S. Freeman, Sr.
"Be a Dream Maker"
2018 Hall of Fame Laureate
Governor Bill Haslam
State of Tennessee 2011-2019
"A Force For Good"
2017 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Johnn Ferguson
Retired, CEO & Chairman CCA, Former Commissioner of Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -Sir Winston Churchill
2016 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Marty Dickens
AT&T Tennessee, Retired
"Every big decision started with one phone call."
Read Mr. Dickens Bio
2015 Hall of Fame Laureate
Ms. Amy Grant
"30 million albums sold, 26 Dove Awards, 11 Grammy Awards and nominations, but what's most remarkable is the voice she's given to others."
2014 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Jack O. Bovender, Jr.
"Some medical histories are more impressive than others."
2013 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Rob McCabe
Pinnacle Financial Partners
"In the financial world, many climb the mountain...few reach the pinnacle."
2012 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Mark Emkes
Bridgestone Americas and the State of Tennessee, Retired
"Some career achievements need no inflating."
2011 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Hal Pennington
"Some leave their fingerprints on the world of business. Others, their footprints"
2010 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Ron Samuels
"For 35 years in Nashville, the Avenue to civil leadership, boundless energy, banking innovation, rock n' roll, and business vitality, has traveled through."
2009 Hall of Fame Laureate
Mr. Joe Scarlett
Retired, Tractor Supply company and The Scarlett Leadership Institute
"When teaching becomes life-transforming"
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