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Speaker Beth Harwell

R-Nashville
District 56 — Part of Davidson County — Map

district address

413 West Tyne
Nashville, TN 37205

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 19 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-0709
Fax (615) 741-4917
speaker.beth.harwell@capitol.tn.gov

Personal Information

  • Born on July 24, 1957 in Norristown, PA
  • Married; three children
  • Church of Christ
  • Former Associate Professor, Belmont University
  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
  • M.S. George Peabody College
  • B.A. David Lipscomb University

Community Involvement

  • International Women's Forum
  • Tennessee Court System Advisory Committee
  • Child Abuse Prevention, Board of Directors 1989-1994
  • Economic Council on Women Nashville Women Careerist, 1983
  • Economic Council on women 1999
  • Tennessee State Museum Foundation Board
  • Luton Mental Health, Board of Directors 1988-1996
  • David Lipscomb University Business Advisory Council - 1995
  • Montgomery Bell Academy Advisory Board
  • Families First Advisory Board
  • Exchange Club
  • National Order of Women Legislators, Internaltional Resolutions committee Director
  • Agape Board of Directors 1992-1998
  • Knowles Senior Citizens Center - Board of Directors - 1995
  • American Heart Association, Board of Directors 1995
  • Centennial Medical Center Board of Directors - 1995
  • Leadership Nashville, 1992
  • Nashville AMI Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors Bethlehem Center
  • Nashville Vanderbilt Club, Board of Directors 1996-1998
  • Statewide Families First Advisory Council
  • Women's NETWORK Advisory Board - 1998

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Scott Gilmer, Chief of Staff
  • Joe McCord, Chief Clerk
  • Kara Owen, Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy & Communication
  • Hayden Pendergrass, Executive Assistant
  • Lisa Falkenbach, Executive Assistant

Service in Public Office

  • House Speaker, 107th through 108th General Assembly
  • House member of the 96th through 108th General Assemblies
  • Member, House Calendar & Rules Committee