Tom Ingram to host ‘Nashville’ producer as special guest on Tuesday

Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership presents now that you ask… A Conversation Series hosted by Tom Ingram with special guest Loucas George, producer of ABC’s new series “Nashville,” Nov. 13. Ingram is an influential adviser to corporate and government officials for more than four decades.

“Nashville” is a musical drama television series that follows a legendary country music superstar whose stardom begins to fade as a rising teen star emerges. It premiered on Oct. 12 with an audience of 8.93 million viewers.

George is a renowned movie and television producer who has worked with every major television network on a number of successful TV shows including "The O.C.," "Early Edition," "Commander In Chief," "A Gifted Man" for CBS and NBC's  "Life." He has worked around the world and across the country shooting shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and Nashville. Loucas is currently in Nashville, working on "Nashville," an ABC Network and Lionsgate Television production. Born and raised in New York, Loucas started his career in the entertainment industry working at Panavision after graduating college.

The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. in Lipscomb’s Shamblin Theatre, located in Bennett Campus Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The “now that you ask…” Conversation Series is hosted by Ingram, the man called the “most influential person in Tennessee politics who does not hold elected office.” The series brings Ingram’s bipartisan, common sense approach to government and politics straight to the table with discussions and debates featuring guests from across the business and political worlds. The previous editions of “now that you ask…” featured a one-on-one with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam and John Seigenthaler, a leader in American journalism and politcs.

Ingram, founder of The FIRST Group in Washington, D.C., and The Ingram Group in Nashville, was appointed a leader-in-residence at the Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership in September 2011. While serving in Washington, Ingram was regularly named by Roll Call as one of its “Fabulous Fifty” most influential people on the Hill.

Ingram spent most of the last decade as a top aide to Senate Republicans, holding the dual roles of chief of staff to Senator Lamar Alexander and staff director for the Senate Republican Conference. He recently served as a senior advisor to former China Ambassador Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign and continues as an advisor to Senators Alexander and Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam after successfully guiding their statewide elections.

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Click here to read more about the second opportunity to hear Loucas George at the Nashville Business Breakfast "Nashville/Nowville" event on Dec. 7 with Mayor Karl Dean and Bruce Spyridon, President of the Nashville's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.