Men of Valor is supported by a Board of Directors, made up of successful community leaders who give generously of their time and talents.
Mr. Wallace has been an insurance broker with Willis Group for over 25 years. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee and a graduate of the University of Alabama in 1981, he serves as an Elder of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Board Member of Centerstone Mental Health Centers, Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Trustee for Harpeth Hall School. Mr. Wallace married Elizabeth in 1984, and they have four children.
Jason has worked in the financial services industry since 1999 and is currently the Practice Leader for Loan Review & Credit Services at Elliott Davis, LLC. He graduated from MTSU in 2002 with a degree in Economics and passed the CPA exam in December 2014. The majority of his career has been spent in Credit Administration and providing loan review services. Jason has been happily married to his wife, Laura, since December 2002 and has two boys, Emmerson and Bennett. He has been a member of Antioch First Baptist Church since 1997 and has served as a Deacon since 2006 along with various other leadership positions within the church.
Lee Beaman, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, is the Chairman and CEO of Beaman Automotive Group, an award-winning group based in Nashville, Tennessee. Beaman is also heavily involved in the community, serving on numerous nonprofit boards. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America – Middle Tennessee Council and the Americans for Prosperity of Tennessee. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Montgomery Bell Academy, Belmont University, Men of Valor, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, the Salvation Army, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the Tennessee Federation for Children, and the Beaman Foundation. He is the past chairman of the Nashville Symphony and has recently served on various other boards including the Nashville Area Red Cross and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.
Beaman is a former member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission State Advisory Council, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Heart Association. His awards for business and community leadership include the Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Award, the Tennessee and American Business Ethics Awards, the Top 20 Employers in Tennessee, the Better Business Bureau Ambassador of the Year, and the Nashville Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow. He passionately supports conservative candidates and causes, choice in education and numerous faith-based organizations. He is also an angel investor in dozens of companies.
Lee’s wife, Kelley, is also very active in the community, serving on the boards of the Nashville Zoo, Second Harvest food Bank, and the W. O. Smith School of Music. She is founder and President of the Tennessee Institute for Governmental Ethics Reform, and she chaired the capital campaign for Otter Creek School. Lee and Kelley live in Nashville with their three children and attend Otter Creek Church.
Paul Rutledge has been married to Susan Rutledge for over 40 years. They have two children and six grandchildren who live in Brentwood and Nashville. Paul and Susan are members of Brentwood Baptist Church, where Paul has served on the Board of Trustees, Staff Resource Team and Financial Management Team. He is currently an Executive Partner with Shore Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Chinaco Healthcare Corporation until it was sold to Bain Capital Asia Fund. Paul retired from HCA after 31 years. In his last role of Group President he was responsible for 61 facilities in 10 states, as well as in London, England. Paul obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Health Administration from Georgia State University. Paul has served on the boards of numerous professional associations, including American Hospital Association, Tennessee Hospital Association and Federation of American Hospitals. He currently serves on the Board of Quorum Health Corporation. He has also served on several nonprofit boards, and is currently serving as Board Chair of Mission Increase Middle Tennessee.
Jake Stansell and his wife Larissa have four children: Lily, Anna Reid, Everett, and Margaret. Jake, a native Nashvillian, is a member of Christ Presbyterian Church. Jake is a graduate of Brentwood Academy and the University of Tennessee with an electrical engineering degree. Currently, Jake is the President of C&D Safety Company, a highway pavement marking company serving middle Tennessee. He is also co-owner of Stansell Electric Company, along with his brother David, an electrical contracting company started in 1940 by his grandfather, James N. Stansell, Sr. Jake is a Past President of the Tennessee Road Building Association. Jake is also a founding board member of Take Heart, a charity that partners with local leaders to serve persecuted Christians around the globe.
Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Freeman-Webb, Inc., Jimmy is a native Nashvillian and a 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University. He entered the United States Navy as a commissioned officer, and before his honorable discharge in 1975, he served in Vietnam where he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Unit Citation. He is past chairman of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and past president of Sister Cities of Nashville. He is a founding and current member of the Board of the Nashville Zoo. He also serves on the MBA board of directors. He and his wife, Becky Smotherman Webb, and their three sons are members of First Presbyterian Church, where he is an elder.
Tom White is one of the founders of Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C. and a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School. He is a past president of the Nashville Bar Association and is considered by many as one of the preeminent land use attorneys in Nashville. He frequently handles litigation matters and appears before Metro agencies involving land use issues. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is generally listed among the Power Leaders in Davidson County.