Corporate Counsel Section Adds Delegates to Executive Council

The Tennessee Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section in its most recent meeting voted to make several additions to the body’s executive council. There was a great response from members interested in joining the section’s leadership, with the following delegates assuming roles on the council:

Aaron Gentry is a corporate attorney for JTEKT North America, a global leader in engineering and manufacturing automotive systems, bearing solutions and high-performance machine tools. Gentry handles commercial and transactional advice and guidance as well as general legal counsel to JTEKT.

Daina Bray is the General Counsel for Mercy For Animals, an international nonprofit with offices in 16 countries and an annual budget of $80 million. Bray has extensive international law practice experience and serves as the Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Corporate Counsel Committee.

Jason Little is the In-House Corporate Counsel and Privacy Officer for the Carlstate Group, LLC, located in Franklin. Little provides in-house legal advice and support in transactional and litigation matters involving commercial agreements, M&A, employment, and information technology, as well as corporate compliance and oversight of regulatory matters.

Justin Hayden is a Shareholder at Smythe Huff & Hayden, PC. Hayden practices creditor litigation, construction law, collections, foreclosures and representation of creditors in bankruptcy.

Katie Atkins is the Senior Operations Counsel at NaviHealth, Inc. of Brentwood. She has over seven years of experience as a lawyer in the health care sector and was previously an attorney with the Tennessee General Assembly.

Melissa Leigh is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Keystone Peer Review Organization (KEPRO), Inc in Nashville. Leigh oversees strategic and tactical management of legal and compliance teams and advisement to the Chief Executive Officer Board of Directors and executive leadership of KEPRO.

Robert Dennis Is the General Counsel & Managing Member for Tennessee Fitness (TF), LLC located in Murfreesboro. TF owns and operates 7 Gold's Gym fitness centers in the greater Nashville and middle Tennessee area.

Please join the TBA in welcoming your new Corporate Counsel Section delegates.

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