Rippavilla, Inc., announced its governing board’s appointment of Patricia Bearden as Rippavilla’s new Executive Director, effective Aug, 1, 2019.
“Pat brings a wealth of leadership experience to Rippavilla. She has a strong commitment to Rippavilla’s strategic direction and its emphasis on preservation and community engagement,” said Corrine Tomlinson, governing board president. “Pat is highly respected as a leader in the Maury County/Spring Hill community and has a passion for Rippavilla’s history. She has extensive financial and management experience and has been active in many nonprofits.”
Mrs. Bearden and her husband, Greg Bearden, are Spring Hill residents, and are realtors with Keller Williams Realty. Pat has a Masters in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. Pat’s previous experience includes the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President/Trust Officer with First Farmers and Merchants Bank. Her previous volunteer experiences include Board Director and Treasurer with The King’s Daughters’ School, board member of Leadership Maury, Past President with Leadership Maury Alumni, former Treasurer and Board Member of Maury County Animal Shelter, President and Treasurer of Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club. Currently, she serves on the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance Board and chairs the Women in Business Committee of the Alliance. She serves as Treasurer of the Annie White Circle of The King’s Daughters and Sons.