Chuck Denny and Lewis Lavine have joined the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF) board of directors. Denny serves as the regional president overseeing PNC Bank’s operations across Tennessee and Greater Louisville, and Lavine is president of Nashville’s Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM).
The appointments are part of a broader effort to strengthen and expand NPEF’s mission of pulling together resources and support across Nashville to create strong public schools for every child.
“Chuck’s leadership and Lewis’ nonprofit expertise will be instrumental for the future of the Nashville Public Education Foundation,” said NPEF board chairman Tom Sherrard. “Both men provide the kind of leadership we need to carry the Foundation forward in these critical expansion years.”
Denny has been with PNC bank since 1980. He has served on numerous boards of directors, including the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020, National Center for Family Literacy, University of Louisville Foundation, University of Louisville Board of Overseers (past chairman), Business Leaders for Education and the Catholic Education Foundation.
Lavine has been president of the CNM for nearly a decade. Prior to joining CNM, he was the chairman of The Ingram Group, a government relations and public affairs consulting firm based in Nashville. His career has included a number of high-ranking public-sector positions, including chief of staff to Gov. Lamar Alexander. Lavine currently serves on the boards of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and Meharry Medical College.
“The management expertise and education experience that both Lewis and Chuck bring to our board will prove invaluable as the Foundation redoubles its commitment to strong public education,” said NPEF President and CEO Shannon Hunt.