Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is proud to be led by an incredible board of prominent local business and civic leaders who offer their time, talent & treasure in support of our Mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. These members provide substantial expertise, support and commitment in leading our organization towards our Vision to be recognized as the premier organization that empowers youth most in need to reach their highest potential.

Board Officers

Ward Wilson

Ward Wilson

Chairman, Regional President, US Bank

Wilson, age 53, is Regional President of Tennessee for U.S. Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, a $360 billion asset financial holding company with offices across the United States, Canada and Europe.  U.S. Bank, the 5th largest bank in the United States, conducts traditional banking services in 25 states through over 3,000 branches and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.  The bank operates 99 branches across middle and east Tennessee and employs approximately 750 bankers.

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Farzin Ferdowsi

Farzin Ferdowsi

Immediate Past Chair - President & CEO, MRCO

Farzin Ferdowsi has a long history of building successful franchises and serving in leadership roles in the banking and finance community in Middle Tennessee.  He is chief executive officer of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Management Resources Company. Formed in 1971, MRCO manages more than 40 Taco Bell restaurants throughout the Southeast.

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Jerry Geraghty

Jerry Geraghty

Treasurer - President, Rogers Group, Inc.

Jerry Geraghty is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Group, Inc., a position he has held since 2005.  In addition Jerry has been a director of the company since 1999.

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Gregory D. Reidy

Gregory D. Reidy

Secretary - CEO, United Healthcare

Greg has been with UnitedHealthcare since 1995. He came to Middle Tennessee in 2009 to serve as CEO for UnitedHealthcare’s Mid-South Health Plan. In this role, Greg is responsible for leading UnitedHealthcare’s commercial business in both Arkansas and Tennessee. Currently, the Mid-South team serves 350,000 commercial members across the region. He is a graduate of Brown University with a BA in History and BA in Political Science. He currently resides in Brentwood, TN with his wife and two children and is active with the community coaching youth athletics.

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Sherri Neal

Sherri Neal

At Large - Vice President, Culture Development & Inclusion, HCA

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Lee W. Schaefer

Lee W. Schaefer

Past Chair - CEO, Maverick Properties

Lee W. Schaefer is founder and principal broker of Maverick Properties, and has 24 years of experience as a broker, developer, and architect. Created in 2009, Maverick Properties is a multidisciplinary real estate firm specializing in brokerage, development, and commercial real estate services.  Lee holds a Master of Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana Experience prior to Maverick Properties includes:

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Mark Traylor

Mark Traylor

Vice Chair, Operations/Property - Director of Retail Properties, Boyle Investment Co.

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Hunter West

Hunter West

Vice Chair, Board Development - VP of Sales, Thomas and Company

Hunter West currently serves as the Board Development Chair after previously serving as Resource Development Chair. Hunter discovered his passion for the BGCMT as a founding member and Inaugural President of the Phoenix Club of Nashville over 10 years ago. Hunter is currently the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Thomas & Company, a professional services firm headquartered in Nashville. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife and 3 young children.

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