Keynote Speaker

U.S. Ambassador William F. “Bill” Hagerty, IV, a native Tennessean, earned both Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Vanderbilt University.  He began his professional career at Boston Consulting Group, including a three-year assignment to Tokyo, Japan.  Hagerty served as an economic advisor and White House Fellow under President George H. W. Bush, and then began a career in private equity.  He has served on the Boards of numerous privately-held and public companies.  From 2011 to 2014, Hagerty served in the cabinet of Governor Bill Haslam as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, where he helped secure investments by leading companies including Nissan, Beretta, Hankook Tire, Bridgestone and Calsonic Kansei in the Middle Tennessee Council area as well as numerous others across the State.  He was also responsible for the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission that helped launch the TV series, Nashville.  President Trump appointed Hagerty as the 30th U.S. Ambassador to Japan and he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in July of 2017.  Hagerty served in this role until July 2019.


Hagerty co-founded and led the Nashville Major League Soccer (MLS) Steering Committee, a coalition seeking to bring an MLS franchise to Nashville.  That effort was successful as Nashville was named the first of two new MLS expansion markets in December 2017.


An Eagle Scout from Gallatin, Tennessee, Bill Hagerty has been a dedicated Scouting volunteer.  He has served in multiple positions on the National Capital Area Council, Far East Council and Middle Tennessee Council Executive Boards, as well as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 31 at St. George‘s Episcopal Church in Nashville.  Hagerty was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 2017 and the National Outstanding Eagle Service Award in 2016.


Ambassador Hagerty is married to Chrissy Hagerty and they have four children, two daughters, Tara and Christine, and two sons, Stephen and William, both of whom are Eagle Scouts. 

2020 Friends of Scouting Patron Luncheon

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Music City Center - Ballrooms A & B
201 5th S, Nashville, TN 37203


Parking is available at the Music City Center via 6th & 7th Avenue on levels P2 or P3.

Please be advised there is a fee of $10.00 for 0-5 hours.  Click here for parking options in downtown. 

Please give yourself enough time to park for the event.


2020 Friends of Scouting Campaign Chair


Jay Hollomon - Founder and Chief Operating Officer Vaco, LLC

2020 Nashville Patron Luncheon Chair


Dr. L. Randolph Lowry - President, Lipscomb University

For RSVP, questions of the event or to host a table of ten guests, please contact Kevin McMurrian at 615.383.9724 or

Jet Potter Scout Service Center

3414 Hillsboro Pike * Nashville, TN 37215 * (P) 615-383-9724(F) 615-297-9916