Meet Alice

Nashville Native.

Alice is one of the lucky ones. She got here by way of Baptist Hospital and the Vanderbilt NICU. She is a graduate, like her late grandfather, of Hume Fogg High School. She continued her education earning her BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Prepared to Lead a Rapidly Growing City.

Her executive experience includes leading companies through periods of rapid growth. She is proud of her work helping Music Row dynamo QuaverEd triple in size. As an owner-manager of Worldstrides, the country’s largest student travel organization, she led expansion efforts to more than 50 countries.

In government, she has served at both state and federal levels, notably as Assistant Commissioner of Strategy for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development where her portfolio included the Research Division, the state’s international offices, Launch-TN and the Tennessee Entertainment Commission. At the federal level she served as Special Assistant and later Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, the now-retired Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the only person popularly elected both Governor and U.S. Senator for Tennessee.

A Heart for Service.

Early in her career, well-intentioned public policy to reduce class sizes in Los Angeles Public Schools created a teacher shortage. She answered the call to serve and became a teacher through the LAUSD District Intern Program, where she earned the highest instructional ratings.

Alice is an alumna of Leadership Nashville. She has been active in her community, serving two terms on the Board of Directors for WPLN – Nashville Public Radio and on the founding regional board of Teach for America. After reading an article about the plan for developers to erect 27 buildings on Ft. Negley public park, she rallied her fellow Nashvillians to fight back, proving that the citizen volunteers who care about quality of life still have a voice in shaping our city’s future.


After a decade of frequent moves in support of her husband’s military service, in 2011 Alice and Michael made their home in the Edgehill neighborhood of Nashville. A mixed-faith family, Alice worships at the Cathedral of the Incarnation. In summer their yard transforms into an experiment in how to grow tomatoes, watermelons, and two beautiful boys.

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