MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Tennessee State University President Glenda Baskin Glover has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners, company officials announced Monday.
She joins 12 other prominent business and community leaders who serve as Pinnacle directors.
“Glenda (Glover) has a breadth of corporate experience, and her educational background in business, law and accounting makes her an extraordinarily valuable addition to our board,” said M. Terry Turner, president and chief executive officer of Pinnacle Financial Partners.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome her as a director and know that her experience will serve Pinnacle and our shareholders well,” he said.
Glover, who is a TSU alumna, is a certified public accountant, and she is one of two African-American women in the country who has also earned a doctorate in business and doctor of jurisprudence.
Prior to taking the helm of TSU in January 2013, Glover was the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., where she led it throughout the accreditation process and spearheaded the implementation of the first doctorate in business program at a historically black college.
Her other previous roles include serving as chairperson of the accounting department at Howard University, chief financial officer of an engineering firm, and tax manager at a major public utility company.
Glover, who is well known for her expertise in corporate governance, has been a corporate board member of three other publicly traded corporations, including a term on the Citigroup-Student Loan Corporation leadership team.
In addition to graduating from TSU, Glover earned a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and completed her doctorate in business from George Washington University. She later completed her law degree at Georgetown University.
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