Tom Turner

President and CEO, Nashville Downtown Partnership

The Partnership is a non-profit downtown leadership group with the core purpose of making “downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST.” As a strong advocate for downtown Nashville, Turner focuses on business recruitment and retention initiatives, increasing residential development, ensuring a clean, safe and attractive center city, and maximizing parking and transportation alternatives.

With assessments from the Central Business Improvement District and The Gulch Business Improvement District, the Partnership implements the public space and economic development initiatives of these two property owner assessment districts. Also, the Nashville Downtown Partnership manages Nashville B-Cycle, the Metro Parking Facilities and a unique program that utilizes parking capacity at Nissan Stadium to provide parking and a shuttle service for downtown employees and for Bridgestone Arena events.

Turner is a member of the Rotary Club of Nashville and the Board of Trust of Father Ryan High School. He also serves on the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission.

Prior to his move to Nashville, Turner was Vice President for Public Space Management with the Portland Business Alliance in Portland, Oregon. A native of Missouri, Turner has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Turner is also an avid hiker and traveler. He and his wife Kelly live in Nashville with their three children—John, Will and Claire.