Tractor Supply Company CEO to speak at Aug. 22 Nashville Business Breakfast
By Kim Chaudoin on 7/24/2012
Jim Wright, chairman and chief executive officer for Tractor Supply Company (TSC), will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Allen Arena.
Wright joined TSC as president and chief operating officer in November 2000. In 2004 he was named CEO and was appointed chairman in 2007. TSC is a 1,100-plus retail farm and ranch chain based in Nashville.
Cost of the breakfast is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Registration is available online at leadership.lipscomb.edu or by calling 615.966.6609.
Before moving to Nashville, Wright was president and CEO of a 150-store chain of tire stores headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla. A career retailer, Wright has held executive positions with Western Auto Supply Company in Kansas City, Mo., and K-Mart Corporation in Troy, Mich.
Wright served as a board member and lead director of Spartan Stores, a NASDAQ-traded $2.8 billion food distribution and retailing company, from 2002 until 2011. He currently serves on the boards of H&R Block and the National Retail Federation. He has also served as chairman of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association a 1,700-member trade association.
The Nashville Business Breakfast is a quarterly series highlighting a business leader with local economic impact presented by Lipscomb University and the Nashville Business Journal.
Recent speakers include Mike Munchak, Tennessee Titans head coach; Gov. Bill Haslam; Colin Reed, CEO and president of Gaylord Entertainment; Michael Woodhouse, chairman, president and CEO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; Bill Winsor, president and chief executive officer of Market Center Management Company (MCMC), developing the Medical Trade Center in Nashville; Carlos Tavares, chairman, Nissan Motor Company's Management Committee; Mark Emkes, CEO of Bridgestone Americas; and Kix Brooks, country music artist and former chairman of the Country Music Association.