More than 350 people gathered earlier this month at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel to honor Mark Emkes, commissioner of finance and administration for the state of Tennessee and former chairman, president and CEO of Bridgestone Americas. The event was sponsored by American General Life and Accident Insurance Co. and presented by Corrections Corp. of America. Speakers included Ken Weaver from Bridgestone, David Thorpe with the state, Jonathan Emkes with DeRoyal Industries, and Astrid Emkes, a student at the University of Tennessee. Photos are courtesy of Bethany Wynns.