TTDC: Launch Tennessee fills gaps in board of directors

By Milt Capps

Chair Bob Rolfe

NEWLY APPPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS - Tennessee Technology Development Corp. (dba Launch Tennessee)

Launch Tennessee is mainly funded by Tennessee Economic and Community Development, and the nonprofit is chaired by ECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Rolfe took the ECD post and the LaunchTN chairmanship that comes with it, less than a year ago. He was previously cofounder of West End Holdings, as well as having been a serial entrepreneur and a 17-year exec with JC Bradford & Co. LinkedIn here.

These new BOD members were revealed during the LTN/TTDC Board meeting Jan. 25, 2018:

  • Calvin Anderson - Memphis - retired BCBS TN - LinkedIn
  • Shawn Glinter - Nashville - Pendant Biosciences - LinkedIn
  • Susan Lynn - TN. Rep. (R-56) Mt. Juliet - Simplicity Creative - LinkedIn
  • Kristina Montague - Chattanooga - The Jump Fund - LinkedIn
  • Stacey Patterson - Knoxville - UT Research Foundation (UTRF) - LinkedIn
  • Julia Polk - Nashville - CSO/CFO IQuity (startup) - LinkedIn
  • David Waddell - Memphis - CEO, Waddell Assocs. - LinkedIn
  • Bo Watson - TN Sen. (R-11-Chattanooga) - Parkridge Medical - LinkedIn