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NASHVILLE, TN – The Board of Trustees of Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art has recently announced the addition of four new Board members.

“We are very pleased to welcome these members to our dedicated Board of Trustees,” said Jane O. MacLeod, president and CEO of Cheekwood. “We have so much to look forward to this year, including a nationally significant exhibition and some exciting enhancements to our everyday visitor offerings. I’m honored to begin working with this group of incredibly talented, respected and resourceful community leaders.”

The new members will serve three-year terms expiring December 31, 2015.

Cordia Harrington is an entrepreneur who has excelled in manufacturing, transportation, the quick service restaurant segment, and real estate and construction. She is the owner & founder of Tennessee Bun Company, and also owns Bakery Express and Cold Storage of Nashville. Presently, she is serving her final term on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Nashville Branch; she is also a member of the Executive Team of Belmont University’s Board of Trustees, a member of the Chief Executives Organization Board of Directors, and serves on the Bank of Nashville Advisory Board. Harrington also has strong corporate board experience, serving in years past on the board of Williams Food, an $88M business. Harrington has been recognized in dozens of local and national media outlets for her commitment to excellence, enthusiasm and business savvy, and will lend these skills and qualities to Cheekwood’s Board of Trustees in the coming years.

Barbara Bovender practiced as a Registered Nurse for 18 years, and currently divides her volunteer efforts between service, arts, and education. Barbara maintains Board memberships with the Nashville Opera, TPAC, the Red Cross and the Red Cross Tiffany Circle, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and The American Museum in Britain; she and her husband Jack are Honorary Chairs of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. Past Board memberships include University School of Nashville, the Tennessee Repertory Theater, Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Nashville Public Education Foundation Advisory Committee. Mrs. Bovender is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, and brings deep experience with local and national organizations that will benefit Cheekwood’s vision and planning efforts.

James Bond recently retired as Executive Vice President of Central Parking Corporation, and currently runs his own advisory business specializing in asset management for parking facilities.
Mr. Bond has held Board positions with local and national organizations, including the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Repertory Theater, Martha O’Bryan Center, Boy Scouts of America, Westminster School (now Currey Ingram Academy), Nashville Downtown Partnership, and the National Parking Association. He has been a full member of the Urban Land Institute and the Building Owners and Managers Association, and serves as an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bond is a welcome addition to Cheekwood’s Board of Trustees, where he will provide invaluable business insights and a wealth of community service experience.

Michael J Schlosser, MD FAANS currently serves as Chief of Staff at Centennial Medical Center as well as President of Neurosurgical Associates, Nashville. Prior to his current role, he served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chairman of the section of Neurosurgery, both at Centennial. Dr. Schlosser also runs a consulting business that provides expertise on physician engagement and spinal surgery quality programs to healthcare companies, and maintains a busy neurosurgery practice with a specialty in complex spinal reconstructions. Dr. Schlosser received his MD from Yale University, where he was selected to be a Howard Hughes Fellow, and a BS in Engineering from MIT. His perspective and guidance will be welcome on Cheekwood’s Board of Trustees as he begins his first Board term.

About Cheekwood
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Our mission is to preserve Cheekwood as an historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit. Cheekwood is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, 8 miles southwest of downtown Nashville. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, seniors $10 and children 3-17 are $5. Parking is $3 per car. Admission during Bruce Munro Light Nights will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $8 for children 3-17, and $5 for Cheekwood members. For further information call 615-356-8000 or visit

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