NASHVILLE REPUBLICAN WOMEN
August NRW Monthly Meeting
WEDNESDAY, August 11, 2021
Registration and Coffee – 10:30 a.m.
Program begins at 11:00 a.m.
Hillwood Country Club
6201 Hickory Valley Road, 37205
Special Guest Speakers
U. S. Senator Marsha Blackburn
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn was sworn in to the Senate in January 2019.
In 2018, the people of Tennessee elected Marsha Blackburn as the first woman to represent the Volunteer State in the United States Senate. She is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Judiciary Committee, and serves as the Ranking Member on the Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security Subcommittee.
Before her election to the Senate, Marsha represented Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, where she became a leader in the fight for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens.
Marsha dedicates her public service to promoting opportunities for women and making America a more prosperous place to live. A lifelong ally of entertainment industry professionals, Marsha began her career in public service in 1995 when she was named executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission. She continued her advocacy on behalf of creators and rights-owners in Washington, establishing the bipartisan Songwriters Caucus and fighting for passage of the Music Modernization Act, which revolutionized music licensing processes. In the Senate, Marsha has championed numerous initiatives on behalf of the creative community including the AM/FM Act and the HITS Act, as well as a tax classification fix for self-employed workers that was implemented as part of the CARES Act. Her in-depth work exploring the intersection of technology and culture has uncloaked the world’s most prominent “Big Tech” companies and introduced a new era of transparency into the platform-consumer relationship. In the 116th Congress, she led the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, a roundtable-style working group dedicated to the examination of technology’s influence on American culture. Her in-depth analyses of the threats to American sovereignty posed by the Chinese Communist Party prompted Congress to examine legislation countering Beijing’s malign influence on global supply chains, in the technology infrastructure space, and within international organizations.
U. S. Senator Bill Hagerty
United States Senator Bill Hagerty was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and is currently serving his first term representing the state of Tennessee. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Bill served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, the world’s third largest economy and America’s closest ally in the region.
Bill is a life-long businessman. He started his business career with the Boston Consulting Group, where his work took him to five continents, including three years based in Tokyo, Japan. He later became a venture capital and private equity investor where he invested in and served as an executive and board member of a wide range of companies, including ones listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ. From 2011- 2014 Bill took leave from his business career to serve as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet and commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. During his tenure as commissioner, Bill reorganized the department, eliminating over 40% of the positions and saving millions of taxpayer dollars. At the same time, the new approach helped spur the strongest economic transformation seen — taking Tennessee from an unemployment rate higher than the national average when he arrived to become the number one state in the nation for jobs created through foreign investment and being named State of the Year for Economic Development an unprecedented two years in a row during his tenure.
Bill is originally from Sumner County, Tennessee. Today, he and his wife Chrissy live in Davidson County, Tennessee. They are the parents of four children.
Reservations are requested no later than
Friday, August 6th at 5pm with
(Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for cancellations made after the cut-off date).
We will not be taking payments at the door.
Make checks ($35 pp) payable to NRW.
Karen Porter Treasurer
105 W. Catalina Court
Hermitage, TN 37076
Reservations are required.
The price for this event for ALL ATTENDEES is $35 (WHETHER ATTENDING THE MEETING ONLY OR STAYING FOR LUNCH).
ALL reservations and to-go requests must be submitted no later than Friday, August 6th by 5 pm. Hillwood Country Club will not be providing take-out containers/orders on the day of the event.