Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Adams and Reese attorney Brad Lampley to The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University of Tennessee, overseeing the educational and operational activities of the statewide University system. Lampley, who serves as the Nashville office Partner in Charge at Adams and Reese, is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee (B.A., 1996) and also University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 2000). Lampley will serve the Board appointment through May 2018.
“I am very honored and humbled by Governor Haslam’s appointment. The University means a great deal to me, as it does to so many other Tennesseans, and I am excited about the opportunity to serve the UT system in such a fashion,” said Lampley.
The 26-member board is comprised of five ex officio and 21 appointed members. Appointed seats include one voting and one non-voting faculty member, one voting and one non-voting student, and 17 congressional district and county representatives. The Governor serves as an ex officio voting member of the board and, by election, as chair.
Adams and Reese Executive Committee Chairman and Nashville Partner Gif Thornton added: “Civic and community service are a strong component of our firm’s culture. Brad exemplifies this, as evidenced by his appointment to the UT board.”
At Adams and Reese, Lampley has a multifaceted practice. He has particular experience in the areas of transportation, energy, health care and insurance, as well as banking and construction litigation.
Among his civic and community leadership roles, Lampley has chaired the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl for the past two years, and during his tenure he was the youngest Chairman in bowl history. The bowl has grown to provide an average economic impact of more than $18 million per year for the Nashville area. He also serves on the board of directors for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2009, Lampley was named to the inaugural class of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Top Forty Under 40,” and in 2011, presented with the Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the Legal Services category.
Lampley received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Tennessee, where among his academic honors he was named Top Graduate of the College of Communications. He also played offensive tackle for the Volunteers’ football team. He was named to the Southeastern Conference’s All-Academic Team three times, and was a four-time recipient of the UT Athletic Department’s Academic Achievement Award. He also served as the University’s delegate to the SEC Student-Athlete Advisory Council and later served as the student-athlete representative to the UT Athletics Board. Lampley counts two of his former football coaches at Tennessee, Phillip Fulmer and current Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, as strong influences on his professional life.