Nashville Business Hall of Fame
Just as there are halls of fame established to recognize high achievement in sports and music, the Nashville Business Hall of Fame was established in 1991 by Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee to venerate icons of commerce and industry. The criteria for laureate selection include a demonstration of business excellence, courageous thinking and acting, inspired leadership, and community mindedness.
In partnership with Delta Air Lines, Junior Achievement is honored to announce that Mr. John Ferguson has been selected as the 2017 Nashville Business Hall of Fame Laureate. Please note that seats must be purchased to attend.
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Delta Air Lines hosts the 2017 JA Nashville Business Hall of Fame
presented by CoreCivic and the Phoenix Club of Nashville!
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Music City Center
Reception sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners begins at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 7 pm.
One table (10 seats): $2,500
Individual seats: $250
2017 Laureate: Mr. John 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 Laureate: Mr. Marty Dickens, Retired, AT&T | Chairman, Convention Center Authority
Every big decision started with one phone call...
Read Marty's Bio here!
2015 Laureate: Ms. Amy Grant, Singer-Songwriter
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 Laureate: Jack O. Bovender, Jr., Retired, HCA
Some medical histories are more impressive than others.
2013 Laureate: Rob McCabe, Pinnacle Financial Partners
In the financial world, many climb the mountain...few reach the pinnacle.
2012 Laureate: Mark Emkes, Retired, Bridgestone Americas and the State of Tennessee
Some career achievements need no inflating.
2011 Laureate: Hal Pennington, Retired, Genesco
Some leave their fingerprints on the world of business. Others, their footprints.
2010 Laureate: Ron Samuels, Avenue Bank
For 35 years in Nashville, the Avenue to civid leadership, boundless energy, banking innovation, rock n' roll, and business vitality, has traveled through Ron.
2009 Laureate: Joe Scarlett, Retired, Tractor Supply Company and The Scarlett Leadership Institute
When teaching becomes life-transforming.
A special thank you to our 2017 sponsors!