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Chris Czarka and Glenn McGehee Appointed to TMA Board of Directors

Chris Czarka and Glenn McGehee Appointed to TMA Board of Directors

The TMA Group (Transportation Management Association) is pleased to welcome Chris Czarka, Director of Tax with Nissan North America, Inc., and Glenn McGehee, Principal and President with SouthStar Development.

Patrick G. Emery, TMA Chairman, said: “Throughout the history of the Transportation Management Association (TMA) we have had a very qualified and engaged board. We continue this tradition with the addition of Chris and Glenn to the TMA board. Both Chris and Glenn are active in the Cool Springs area with their respective businesses and their knowledge of the area will be of great benefit to the organization and the implementation of the recent Cool Springs Transportation Study and the future growth of the TMA organization.

Chris Czarka
Director of Tax, Nissan North America.

Regarding his appointment to The TMA Board of Directors, Mr. Czarka states:” “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the TMA board.  As a regional leader in transportation solutions for employers and communities in Middle Tennessee, the organization is ideally suited to be an integral part of transportation challenges we currently face now or will face in the future in Williamson County, especially in  the Cool Springs area. This just seemed like a natural progression to some of the work I have been involved with as chairman of the Williamson Inc. board of directors in 2015.”

With over 30 years of tax experience, Czarka joined Nissan’s Tax group in January 2007. Previously he spent 20 years at Dana Corporation with the last 15 years serving as the Vice President of Global Tax. Czarka originally started with PricewaterhouseCoopers. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Central Michigan University and is a certified public accountant. Czarka currently serves on the Williamson Inc. Board of Directs and the 2015 Board Chairman. Chris served on the Board of Directors of the Williamson/Franklin Chamber of Commerce and was heavily involved with the creation of Williamson Inc., the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce that was created through the merger of three local chambers. He is a frequent speaker at PwC’s Industrial Products/Automotive Industry Tax Roundtables and the BNA/Bloomberg and Baker & McKenzie U.S. and Canadian Transfer Pricing Symposiums.

Glenn McGehee

Principal and President, SouthStar Development

Regarding his appointment to The TMA Board of Directors, Mr. McGehee states: “I take great pride in being a resident of the Franklin community for over 22 years. As president and partner of SouthStar, we have completed real estate developments throughout the southeastern United States. Having developed in several communities, I am happy to say that our most notable and valuable projects and assets are the land holdings and developments in the Cool Springs area of Franklin. These projects are anchored by Ovation and will incorporate fully integrated mixed use development components that will be dependent on a pedestrian friendly environment while intentionally encouraging and accommodating public transportation. As we are forward thinking in our current development style, I am eager to bring that same creativity to the TMA. As a member of this board, I look forward to addressing the current and future needs of public transportation in Franklin and beyond as we continue to advance transportation connections to our surrounding cities throughout middle Tennessee. It is an honor to be involved in pioneering the future of public transportation in the community that I call home.”

McGehee’s experience in commercial real estate development as an owner and developer dates back to 1994 with commercial property development projects in Nashville. In 2001, he joined The Shopping Center Group, LLC where he was promoted to President of Operations for the Tennessee division and as member of the company’s Board of Directors. In 2004, McGehee was recruited by Centex Homes-Nashville to create and implement a land strategy for acquisition, planning, and entitlement for Centex Homes in Middle Tennessee. In 2008, McGehee joined with Glenn Wilson, the founder of SouthStar, LLC as a co-partner of the real estate development company. At SouthStar, their focus has been the development of medical related assets, mixed-used developments, grocery-anchored developments and single tenant assets. Since then, they have conceived and executed leases, land purchases and developments in excess of $200 million in value. McGehee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Lipscomb University. Currently, he is on the board of the Mt. Dora Children’s Academy and Children’s Home in Mt. Dora, Florida. McGehee is a member of the Lipscomb Academy Leadership Council and Chairman of the Development Committee.

Additional members of The TMA Group Board of Directors include: Mayor Rogers Anderson, Williamson County; Julian Bibb, Stites & Harbison, PLLC; Ken Browning, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; David Burt, EnergyLogic; Ed Cagle, FirstBank; Brad Dunn, Williamson Inc./Pinnacle Bank; Pat Emery, Spectrum | Emery, Inc.; Randy Houston, First Tennessee Bank; Shanna Jackson, Columbia State Community College; Bill Lockwood, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.; Julie Miller, Williamson Medical Center; Mayor Dr. Ken Moore, City of Franklin; Bob Murphy, RPM Transportation Consultants, LLC; Dave Pelton, Energy and Environmental Consultant; Jeremiah Pyron, OakPoint Real Estate; Mark Robbins, The Franklin Chop House; Mort Stein, Trace Realty; Cyril Stewart, Cyril Stewart, AIA; and Elizabeth West, Williamson Inc.

Established in 1988, The TMA Group is a regional leader in customizing environmentally-friendly, multimodal transportation solutions for employers and communities.

For more information contact Debbie Henry, Executive Director at 790-4005.