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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Convention Center Authority announces the reappointment of three board members. Robert Davidson, Barrett Hobbs, and Vonda McDaniel were reappointed by Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell and confirmed by the Metropolitan Council this month.

Davidson is a certified public accountant and consultant, primarily serving the construction industry. Hobbs is a proprietor with Cumberland Hospitality Group, overseeing several restaurant and bar establishments in the downtown area. Both Davidson and Hobbs were originally appointed to the board in January 2020.

McDaniel is president of the Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. She is the longest serving board member having been appointed when CCA was authorized by the Tennessee General Assembly and created by the Metropolitan Council in 2009.

“Each of these members have served this facility and this community well, and we’re pleased to have them continue that service for the next four years,” said Music City Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Starks.

The reappointed members will continue to serve in their current roles on the board and on any related committees. McDaniel was also recently reappointed as Vice Chair.

The Convention Center Authority was created to oversee the development and operation of Music City Center, as well as any investments or projects connected to the convention center. The Authority consists of nine members, appointed by the mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County to serve a four-year term, and three ex officio members, appointed by the Tennessee General Assembly.

Terms for Davidson, Hobbs, and McDaniel will begin immediately.

About Music City Center

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City Center is a 2.1 million square foot convention center with more than 353,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, two ballrooms, 55 meeting rooms, and a covered parking garage with 1,800 spaces. The mission of MCC is to create significant economic benefit for the greater Nashville area, while focusing on community inclusion, sustainability, and exceptional customer service, through conventions, trade shows, and community events.