Nashville Business Breakfast: Gary Garfield is in the past.
Nashville Business Breakfast featuring Gary Garfield
7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23
Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast presents Bridgestone Corporation's Vice President and Senior Officer Gary Garfield. The Nashville Business Breakfast is a quarterly networking event with a news-conference style format featuring business leaders with local economic impact.
On March 1, 2010, after serving as vice president and general counsel for three years, Gary Garfield assumed the role of CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Inc. His election as vice president and senior officer of Bridgestone Corporation was effective March 29, 2011.
In 1991, Garfield joined then-Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. in Nashville, serving as senior counsel. In 1995, he was promoted to the position of general counsel for Bridgestone Firestone Tire Sales Company. In 2002, Garfield was named vice president and general counsel of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC. In 2007, Garfield accepted the positions of vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary of Bridgestone Americas Inc.
In addition to his work at Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Garfield serves as a member of the board of directors of several charitable and industry organizations, including the Tennessee Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the United Way of Middle Tennessee and the Rubber Manufacturers Association. Garfield also serves on the steering committee of Nashville’s Agenda. He joined the board of visitors of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Business in 2011, and in 2012 was named National Chair for the Take Steps Be Heard walk program for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, serving a two-year term. Most recently, he has been elected to the Board of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trustees for Meharry Medical College, one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating health care professionals.
Garfield received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Wittenberg University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati.