Girls on the Run taps Patton as ED

Local nonprofit Girls on the Run Nashville has named Tiffany Patton as its executive director.

Patton most recently served as director of community engagement at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Nashville.

Girls on the Run Nashville offers afterschool programs that run for 12-weeks each spring and fall. The organization, which is based in Charlotte, N.C., has been in Nashville since 2007.

“I’ve always been passionate about working with youth,” Patton said in a release. “It is wonderful that Girls on the Run has inspired more than one thousand Middle Tennessee girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. In my new role, I will be focused on creating programming to reach the thousands more who could use our program to help them reach their full potential.”

In addition to her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Patton has worked with Tennessee Lives Count and Tennessee Voices for Children. She also serves on the boards of Intrepid College Preparatory Charter School and Vanderbilt University Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

Patton is a member of the Urban League Young Professionals of Middle Tennessee, the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Patton received her Bachelor of Arts degree in  from Vanderbilt University and her Master of Science degree in public service management from Cumberland University.