March 10, 2016: A Nashville native and 10-year veteran of the Tennessee State Board of Probation and Parole, Patsy Bruce has joined the Board of Directors for You Have the Power (YHTP). Bruce’s appointment was announced today by Executive Director Cathy Gurley. Says Andrea Conte, founder of YHTP and former Tennessee First Lady of Tennessee, “We are delighted to add someone with Patsy’s expertise and energy to our board roster. Her knowledge of criminal justice, her love of people and her business ability will provide us with valuable perspective.”
Prior to her appointment to the Parole Board, Bruce was named vice-chair of the Arts at the Airport Foundation in 2004. Bruce also owned and operated a nationally renowned entertainment and event management company, Events Unlimited. She is co-writer of the Country Music classic “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” among others.
The 2016 YHTP board includes members Cristina Allen, Judy Bobo Bayer, Linda Davis, Rashed Fakhruddin, Tony Grande, Deborah Kolarich, Pam Martin, Sandra Morgan, Bruce Trauger, Beth Wright and Brenda Wynn.