Nashville attorney added to development team

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Nashville attorney Derrick Free has been named director of corporation and foundation relations at Lipscomb University.

Derrick FreeAs director of corporate and foundation relations for Lipscomb University, Free will build and foster relationships with local and national corporations and foundations to secure grants and other forms of support from these organizations for university programs and initiatives.

“I have seen Lipscomb University grow and embrace the business community and the business community in return embrace Lipscomb more than ever before,” said Free. “I am here to continue to share Lipscomb’s story with the business community and to build partnerships with them as the university becomes an even bigger part of this community.”

Free, who began his career as manager of government programs at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, is an attorney who has been an associate at the Nashville firms Brewer, Krause, Brooks, Chastain & Burrow and Farrar & Bates L.L.P. Most recently, Free was a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

A graduate of Lipscomb University, Free holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He has been involved in various community organizations including Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce committees, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Davidson Group, the PENCIL Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.