An Idea Into Action - Congressman Mark Green

"As an avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman, I care deeply about our environment. Unfortunately today, some of the extreme proposals out there have forced conservatives out of the discussion when we should very much be in it. I came up with this idea as an easy way for everyday Tennesseans from both sides of the aisle to come together and take a small first step toward protecting our environment, and beautifying our interchanges too. Because of House Ethics rules, I can't be a part of this project directly, but I am honored that this team has launched my idea, the Green Interchange, and I can't wait to see the impact they make".

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John McFadden

CEO

McFadden has led municipalities, organizations and individuals in forest restoration and environmental education. He’s raised over $4 million towards conservation efforts and led thousands of volunteers in stream restoration and reforestation, planting over 700,000 trees. His work has earned many awards including 4 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards.

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Gretchen Hagle

 

Director of Marketing & Development

Hagle helped to launch numerous tree planting events in TN including 10K Tree Day and Putting The Tree In Country campaigns. She brings experience leading tree planting events and working with Marketing and Development for two TN non-profit organizations.

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Leadership

Board of Directors

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Brian Oaks

Over the past 30 years, Brian has held various executive positions in wireless telecom, internet applications, and biotechnology. Brian and his wife, Stephanie own the successful Nashville-based No. 9 Farms and have been an active and vocal proponent of sustainable farming in Tennessee.

Brian serves as Chairman of Green Interchange.

Marshall Towe

Marshall’s career spans the technology sector with international companies like Motorola, QUALCOMM and Verisign as well as experience in the environmental space as a founding partner of two electric vehicle start-up companies. 

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Mary Kate

With over 15 years of experience working with a variety of non-profit organizations as well as numerous national, state and local political campaigns, Mary Kate brings valuable knowledge to the team.  

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Robert Yates

Bob is managing partner of Thurman Campbell Group, CPAs. He has served on several foundation boards and consulted with many others during his 34 year CPA career.

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