And in the non-local category, Haslam appoints outgoing state Rep. Barrett Rich, R-Somerville, to the Board of Parole. The breakdown, here.
Wayne Edwards, the president of local marketing communications firm Bill Hudson Agency, has been named to the board of directors of Restoring Our Watershed, an environmental restoration and sustainable development organization in Costa Rica. Restoring Our Watershed works with local, national and international partner groups to revitalize the ecosystem and promote local food production in the Nandamojo River watershed of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province. Edwards has visited the region numerous times and provided pro bono communications to the group for several years. He also is facilitating brand development for the newly formed Nandamojo Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“Wayne has a long history of supporting our environmental renewal and economic development programs,” said Matt Rosensteele, executive director of ROW. “We look forward to using his marketing and branding expertise to elevate ROW’s presence locally and internationally.”
Murfreesboro banker Paula Mansfield has been named to the board of directors of Athena International, the global nonprofit focused on women leadership. Mansfield is senior vice president at First Tennessee in Murfreesboro and has more than 30 years of industry experience. She is a past president of RutherfordCABLE and has been over the years, among other things, an Athena Award judge for the Young Professional category and the traditional Athena Award category in separate years.
Laura Finn at Corporate Board Member recently attended a Johns Hopkins-sponsored forum on how companies around the world are working to add women to their boards. Which got her thinking some more about how to increase gender diversity in America's boardrooms without rolling out more regulation.
The private-equity owners of Nashville-based Logan's Roadhouse this week added David Karam to the chain's board of directors. Karam, a longtime Wendy's franchisee, was that company's North American president until November 2011. He also was elected chairman of the Sbarro's board of directors in February of this year.
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