Nashville Chapter



The Nashville Chapter was formed in 2018 and exists to further connectivity among three primary constituencies:

  • Private Company Owners and Executives who see quality governance as a tool to improve company performance and prepare for challenges like succession planning and pending M&A or exit situations
  • Board Directors or Director Candidates who want to strengthen their boardroom acumen and stay abreast of trends facing private companies and their directors
  • Service Providers who want to stay tuned to developments in the private company governance space

Success Story 


Greg Hewitt
Lincoln Industries
Ancient Lore Village

At the Private Company Governance Summit in Washington DC in May  of 2018, I met several leaders of the Private Directors Association and was so impressed with their passion and purpose in helping private companies, boards, and members. I quickly joined and with a great group of leaders have helped launch the Nashville Chapter which is making a local impact at many levels and growing quickly. For several reasons, including assistance from members of the Private Directors Association®, I was fortunate to be asked to join the Lincoln Industries board, a great G3 private 67 year old industrial  leader and metal finishing company based in Lincoln Nebraska. The company  is growing and changing positively at an incredible rate. In addition, I have recently joined the Board of Ancient Lore Village a new themed resort nestled near the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. I continue to get more opportunities to support other companies and leaders and feel my partnership with the PDA was a catalyst.


We conduct several educational sessions annually plus a number of more casual receptions to facilitate meaningful interaction among the Members we serve. All this is possible because of the support we receive from our generous sponsors.



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