Butler Snow attorney named to TPAC board

Haslam taps legal industry veteran as one of entity's private sector reps

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada attorney Melvin J. Malone as a representative of the private sector to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Management Corp. Board of Directors.

Malone (pictured) is a member of Butler Snow’s government group, with his practice focused on telecommunications, utilities, governmental relations, start-ups, non-profits and commercial litigation.

Malone serves as chairman of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc., and is a fellow of the American, Tennessee and Nashville bar foundations. He is also a member of the board of delegates for the Tennessee Alliance for Black Lawyers and is a former chairman of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.

Malone completed his undergraduate education and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee.

“We are honored and proud that Gov. Haslam appointed Melvin to serve on this board,” Donald Clark, Jr., Butler Snow chairman, said in a release. “Community service is a hallmark of our firm, and Melvin is a great example because of his numerous activities in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities.”

The TPAC Board of Directors consists of 27 members, eight of whom are appointed by the Tennessee Performing Arts Foundation, four of whom are named by the Tennessee Arts Commission and four of whom are named by the governor.