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Pat Embry Named Communications Director

Pat EmbryVeteran Nashville journalist Pat Embry has been named communications director of The
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting the generosity of donors with nonprofits serving Middle Tennessee and portions of Kentucky and beyond, announces Pat Embry has joined the organization as director of communications.
A former editor and writer at both the Nashville Banner and The Tennessean, Embry previously served as director of the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at Middle Tennessee State University since 2014.

Embry spent 18 years at the Banner in roles ranging from sports writer to executive editor before the afternoon newspaper closed in 1998. He then worked at The Tennessean for nearly eight years, with posts that included launching The Rage entertainment guide as general manager and editor, before becoming editorial director for Brentwood-based Magellan Press.

“Having volunteered at The Community Foundation off and on for much of its 25-year history, I have experienced firsthand and have long admired its mission to facilitate charitable giving throughout Middle Tennessee and beyond,” Embry said. “I’m very much looking forward to helping president Ellen Lehman and her team continue and expand on their important work.”

A native of Mackinaw, Ill., and graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Embry is married to Trish Luna and has two children, two stepchildren and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of both the Leadership Nashville and Leadership Music programs.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit

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