Governmental Affairs Committee Leadership

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Matthew Scanlan
Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201
Executive Director
Allan Ramsaur
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Ave N Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Allan is responsible to Tennessee Bar Association members for management of the TBA staff, as well as enabling the TBA Board of Governors, House of Delegates, committees and sections to develop and implement policy. He represents the association before the General Assembly, agencies and related organizations.

Allan has a bachelor of arts in political science from Lambuth

Public Policy Coordinator
Josie Beets
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Ave. North, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Josie Beets is the Public Policy Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association. In this position, she uses research and contact with individual lawyers and policy makers to assist sections and other association entities in the development of legislation and public policy positions affecting law and the legal profession.

Josie earned her bachelors degree from Sweet Briar College and her

Staff Coordinator
Karen Belcher
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

As administrative assistant to TBA Executive Director Allan Ramsaur, Karen works closely with the TBA Board of Governors, the House of Delegates and other committees and governing bodies.

Karen is a Nashville native and holds an associate's degree in office administration. Before coming to the TBA, she developed her skills working more