VU Board of Trust names five new members

Clear Channel chairman, MarketStreet founder joined by two doctors, recent grad

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has named five new members, including the founder of local development firm MarketStreet Enterprises and the chairman of the holding company for the Clear Channel media businesses.

Joining Steve Turner and Mark Mays are physicians David Patterson from the Washington, D.C., area and Robert Schiff of Cincinnati as well as Young Alumni Trustee David Head of Charlotte, N.C.

Turner, who earned his bachelor's degree from VU in 1969, has been one of the key drivers behind the revitalization of The Gulch. He also is chairman and president of a community bank in his native Scottsville, Ky., and is chair of the board of trustees for the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Mays chairs CC Media Holdings and previously was president and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. The 1985 VU graduate also is a director of Broadcast Music Inc. and serves on Vanderbilt’s Technology Transfer and Enterprise Development Advisory Committee.

Patterson, of Great Falls, Va., is an internal medicine specialist who also is an associate clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and a graduate of Leadership Washington. At Vanderbilt, Patterson earned his bachelor’s degree in 1981 and his M.D. in 1985.

Schiff is a practicing pediatrician who earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1977. He is actively involved in the Robert C. and Adele R. Schiff Family Foundation, which has set priorities for supporting initiatives related to children’s health and education.

Head majored in economics and history at Vanderbilt and served as president of the Vanderbilt Programming Board as well as president and chairman of the Vanderbilt Microfinance Club. After earning his bachelor’s degree in May, Head joined Global Endowment Management, which manages client assets in the style of leading endowments and foundations.