Beth Harwell

Beth Harwell REPRepublican

American politician

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Beth HarwellREPRepublican American politician
65
Years of Age
30
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TNResidence (state)

Beth Halteman Harwell (born July 24, 1957, in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a member of the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. She served as State Representative for Nashville and is a former chair of the Tennessee Republican Party. First elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1988, Harwell served as a Republican Minority Whip and Commerce Committee chair before being elected to the Speakership. She is the first woman to serve as Tennessee's Speaker of the House. In 2017, she announced her candidacy for governor of Tennessee in the 2018 election.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Vanderbilt University
PhD
1982
George Peabody College
MS
1979
David Lipscomb University
BA
1978
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Representative
Tennessee State House of Representatives
1989 - 2019
Speaker
Tennessee State House of Representatives
2011 - 2019
Associate Professor
Belmont University
1986 - 1990
Trainer
University of Tennessee Center for Labor Management
1983 - 1986
Research Analyst
State Board of Regents
1981 - 1983
Other Experience1 - 24 of 24
Chair
Tennessee Republican Party
2001 - 2004
Member
Economic Council on Women
1999
Member
Board of Directors, Nashville Vanderbilt Club
1996 - 1998
Member
Advisory Board, Women's NETWORK
1998
Member
Board of Directors, Agape
1992 - 1998
Member
Luton Mental Health Board
1988 - 1996
Member
Board of Directors, Centennial Medical Center
1995
Member
Board of Directors, American Heart Association
1995
Member
Board of Directors, Child Abuse Prevention
1989 - 1994
Member
Leadership Nashville
1992
Board Member
Knowles Senior Citizens
Board Member
Tennessee State Museum Foundation
Director
International Resolutions, National Order of Women Legislators
Member
Board of Directors, Statewide Families First
Member
International Women's Forum
Member
Exchange Club
Member
Board of Directors, Bethlehem Center
Member
Advisory Board, Nashville Aerospace Materials, Incorporated
Member
Advisory Council, Dapid Lipscomb University Business
Member
Advisory Board, Montgomery Bell Academy
Whip
Republican Caucus
Former Member
Calendar and Rules Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Calendar and Rules Committee, Tennessee House of Representatives
Member
Advisory Committee, Tennessee Court System