Board of Directors

Tennessee World Affairs Council – Board of Directors

Chairman – Jim Shepherd (2017) [Bio] *

President – Patrick W. Ryan, LCDR, USN (Ret) (2007) [Bio] *

Vice President – Marieta V. Velikova, PhD (2017) [Bio] *

Treasurer – Mike McCooey (2016)  [Bio] *

Secretary – Allan Ramsaur (2019) *

  • Dr. Susan Haynes, PhD (2013)[Bio]
  • Lori Odom (2015) [Bio] *
  • Dr. Jeffrey W. Overby, PhD, Treasurer (2013) [Bio]
  • Samar S. Ali (2015) [Bio]
  • Hon Charles R. Bowers, Amb, USFS (Ret) (2012) [Bio]
  • Hon. Karl F. Dean (2015) [Bio]
  • Charles Womack, MD (2007) [Bio]
  • John Scannapieco (2016) [Bio]
  • Kurt Butefish (2017) [Bio]
  • Keith Simmons (2017) [Bio]
  • Mark Braden (2017) [Bio]
  • Dr. Breck Walker (2018)
  • Kelly O’Connor (2018)
  • Bronte Prins (2019)

Executive Committee *

As of September 1, 2019


The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org  — Join / Donate / Volunteer

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