Joe Scarlett joins TCPR's Board of Directors

June 23, 2010 3:43PM
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Center for Policy Research (TCPR), Tennessee’s leading free market think tank, announced the addition of Nashville business luminary Joe Scarlett to the organization’s board of directors. Scarlett is well known nationally for his role as the former Chairman of Tractor Supply Company, and he negotiated the company going public in 1994. He later founded The Scarlett Leadership Institute at Belmont University. Scarlett also served four years as the Chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the nation’s largest retail trade organization. Ernst & Young honored Scarlett in 2003 as the Southeast’s Entrepreneur of the Year. “Joe Scarlett is a legend in the Tennessee business community,” said TCPR Board Chairman John Cerasuolo. “He is known nationally as a champion of free market principles. We are honored to have Joe join our board and to lend his vision to the future of TCPR.” Scarlett said he was looking forward to working with the TCPR Board as well as the leadership and staff of the think tank. “It is crucial at this point in history that citizens understand the role and value of free markets,” Scarlett said. “TCPR is perfectly positioned to help Tennessee business leaders and policy makers remember that our republic was founded on free market principles. I am looking forward to helping TCPR find the resources and voice to continue to spread their message that free markets, limited government and government transparency are the keys to a thriving republic.”


The Tennessee Center for Policy Research is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through the ideas of liberty.