BBB Elects Peter Woolfolk Chairman for 2017-18

January 31, 2017

Peter Woolfolk(Nashville,TN) Peter Woolfolk, President, Communications Strategies, has been elected chairman of Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Board of Directors, effective January, 2017.  

Woolfolk succeeds Steve Huff, R.J. Young. Huff remains on the board as immediate past chair.

Other officers elected were:

  • Chair Elect— Bill Evans, Evans Glass Company
  • Treasurer— Lynn Moore, Moore Media
  • Secretary— Mike Dye, Director-at-Large
  • Kathleen Calligan was re-elected president and CEO

Woolfolk said, “It is an honor to serve as the 2017/18 BBB MTN Chairman of the Board. I believe our local BBB is a model of outstanding leadership and management focused on one vital mission, to raise the standards of ethical commerce that builds consumer trust in our Middle TN marketplace.”

“Consumers & businesses across the world want to visit, relocate, attend college or start a business in Nashville & Middle Tennessee. We all benefit from BBB’s work to ensure a fair and trusted marketplace. In 2016 BBB provided over 3.7 million services by publishing Business Reviews and Alerts on the BBB website; celebrating businesses committed to ethical standards & customer satisfaction through the TORCH Awards for Ethical Commerce; and by publicly identifying those businesses who mislead their customers and refuse to embrace BBB voluntary selling and advertising standards. I am proud to be part of this organization and serving on the board since 2008. I look forward to working with the board, BBB staff and with our 5,300 BBB Accredited Businesses who proudly support ethical standards and display the BBB brand.”

2017 new Directors elected:

  • W. Paine Bone, IV; Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai, Lebanon
  • George Buck, Frost Arnett, Nashville
  • Jim Carden, Goodall Homes, Gallatin
  • Anthony Cassiol, CapStar Bank, Nashville
  • Don Delor, Guaranty Trust Company, Murfreesboro
  • Gary Glover, Glover Group Entertainment, LLC, Nashville
  • Casey Harrell, Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Nashville
  • Brad Horner, Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home, Cookeville
  • B.J. Howard, Convergenz, LLC, Brentwood
  • Dr. Amye Melton, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville
  • Patrick Merkel, Cameron Worley PC, Brentwood
  • Carol Penterman, Penterman Professional Care, Nashville
  • Amber Sims, St. Thomas Health, Nashville
  • Donald Thomas, Assurance Financial Partners, Franklin
  • Marianne Van der Voort, Lipscomb University College of Business, Nashville
  • Robert Williams, Jr., A-3 Marketing, Hendersonville
  • Stan York, Belmont University Massey School of Business, Nashville



For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust.  In 2015, consumers turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at

BBB Serving Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, founded in 1961 and serving 38 counties in Middle Tennessee and 7 Southern Kentucky counties, is one of over 100 local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico.