ADVISORY BOARD

William F. Andrews William F. Andrews has served as Chairman, President and CEO of five public companies, including three New York Stock Exchange companies. He has also been Chairman of three private companies and on the Boards of numerous public companies. Mr. Andrews has been a Principal at Kohlberg & Company since 1995. He currently serves as Chairman of Corrections Corporation of America.
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Sam W. Bartholomew Sam W. Bartholomew, was a Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Adams & Reese / Stokes Bartholomew, a regional law firm throughout the mid-south. He has served on numerous Boards of public and private companies and philanthropic institutions. He was a Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). He is Harpeth Capital's Advisory Board Chairman.
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Jim W. Bradford Jim W. Bradford is Dean of Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management and former President and CEO for AFG Industries, Inc., North America's largest vertically-integrated glass manufacturing and fabrication company. He is also former President and CEO of United Glass Corporation, a consolidation of domestic glass fabricators in the United States and Canada.
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Marty G. Dickens Marty G. Dickens has served as President-Tennessee of BellSouth Corporation since 1999. He began his career with BellSouth in 1969, later becoming Executive Vice President of BellSouth International, responsible for overseeing foreign operations. He is active in the community, including serving as Chairman of the Nashville Visitors and Convention Bureau and past Chairman of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Winfield Dunn Winfield Dunn is former Governor of the State of Tennessee. After serving as Governor, he joined the Board and executive management of Hospital Corporation of America. He has been a member of numerous Boards and Presidential Commissions, and was three times named Tennessee's Man of the Year. He was a dentist in clinical practice prior to becoming Governor.
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Jack Faris Jack Faris, ranked as the most influential small-business leader in Washington by Fortune Small Business magazine, was President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). As the voice of small business, he has been a nationally recognized spokesperson with regular appearances in leading news outlets. Mr. Faris was an appointee to President George W. Bush's President's Export Council.
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Dr. Harry R. Jacobson Dr. Harry R. Jacobson was formerly the CEO of Vanderbilt Medical Center, which included the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, four hospitals, and a large faculty physician practice. These collectively had revenues of approximately $2 billion annually. He has been active in helping to co-found various private health care companies, including Renal Care Group which recently sold to Fresenius Medical Holdings, Inc. for $3.5 billion. He is currently working on plans for a separate healthcare investment fund.
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Clayton McWhorter Clayton McWhorter, Co-Founder and Chairman of Clayton Associates, has more than 30 years experience in the healthcare industry. He is former Chairman, President and CEO of HealthTrust, Inc. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
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Stuart McWhorter Stuart McWhorter is Co-Founder and President of Clayton Associates, an investment management company primarily focused on private equity in the healthcare services industry. Mr. McWhorter is former Co-Founder of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation, which grew to a $200 million revenue company in four years, and was acquired by United Surgical Partners (NASDAQ:USPI).
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Richard Ragsdale Richard E. "Dick" Ragsdale is the former Chairman of Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH), a hospital management company based in Brentwood, TN. He has been involved in healthcare management the majority of his career, founding and financing seven healthcare companies. Prior to CYH, Mr. Ragsdale served as Chairman of GreatNorthern Health Management Ltd., a British hospital management company.
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George Yowell George Yowell has served as President of Tennessee Tomorrow, Inc., since the organization was formed in 1994. Tennessee Tomorrow is a public, private and academic partnership focused on the climate for sustainable development in Tennessee. Mr. Yowell was a banker for 30 years and served as President and CEO for nineteen years at Dominion Banks in Richmond and Nashville.
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