Speaker Date Topic
Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs C Aug 21, 2020
Global Affairs
Scott Ramsey Aug 28, 2020
Nashville Sports Council
Nashville Sports Council

A graduate of Old Dominion University, where he attended on a golf scholarship, Scott Ramsey has over 30 years of experience in the sports marketing industry. Scott is currently responsible for the day-to-day activities for both the Nashville Sports Council and the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

As a result of his leadership, Ramsey was named Nashvillian of the Year in 1998 by the Kiwanis Club of Nashville.  He served as national Chairman of the Football Bowl Association for 2007 & 2008 and served on its Executive Committee for 16 years.  In 2003, the Nashville Sports Council was named the National Sports Commission of the Year by the membership of the National Association of Sports Commissions.  During Ramsey’s tenure with the Nashville Sports Council and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the organizations have combined to deliver over $850 million in economic impact, hundreds of hours of national television coverage and recruited and staged nearly 200 sporting events in Middle Tennessee.

Recently under Ramsey’s leadership the Nashville Sports Council announced that Nashville will serve as host city for the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournaments through 2035, with one exception in 2022 when Nashville will host the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The Nashville Sports Council co-hosted, along with the Ohio Valley Conference, the incredibly successful 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four for the first time in Music City.  And in 2016, the NSC partnered with the Nashville Predators to host what was arguably the best NHL All-Star Weekend in the NHL’s history of that event.  The NSC was also a supporting organization for Nashville’s inaugural hosting of the NFL Draft in April of 2019, coinciding on the same weekend with the 20th anniversary of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon.  Nashville also was recently selected to host the 2021 SEC Football Media Days for the first time in Music City.

Ramsey moved to Nashville in 1995 when he accepted the executive director position for the 1997 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The Championships were the first sporting event in the new Nashville Arena and national organizers called the event the best-managed national championships ever.

Prior to his move to Nashville, Ramsey spent eight years with USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics within the United States Olympic Committee family.  Ramsey began his sports marketing career in the golf business working at River Wilderness CC in Bradenton, Fla., and as an account executive position with the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) of the NBA. 

Ramsey and his wife, Amy, are natives of the Indianapolis area and now live in Hendersonville, Tenn. They have four children, Payton Elrod, 27 (Clayton), Carly, 25, Jessica, 20 and Ray, 10.

Savannah Cleveland Sep 18, 2020
Rotary Peace Corp Project

Savannah Cleveland is a graduate of University of South Carolina.  She majored in International Business, Marketing, and Global Supply Chain, minoring in Spanish.  After working as a software tech consultant with a major international company, Savannah served in the Peace Corps for 2 years as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in rural Colombia.  She worked with high schools, local non-profits and womens groups to develop and improve skills in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.   In March, Peace Corps issued a mandatory evacuation from Colombia, Five month before her term expired.  She is currently working on her masters.


Libby Cheek Sep 25, 2020
Cumberland River Compact
Foundation Drive Kickoff Oct 02, 2020
Table Talks Oct 09, 2020
Dean Wegner Oct 16, 2020
Authentically American
Larry Kain Oct 23, 2020
Golf Tournament Update
Belize Project Update
Sarah Johnson Nov 13, 2020
Inclusion Playground Update
No Meeting- Annual Banquet December 3rd Dec 04, 2020
Betsy Crossley/Keely Hall Dec 11, 2020
Annual Meeting
No Meeting- Merry Christmas Dec 25, 2020
No Meeting- Happy New Year! Jan 01, 2021