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Watkins Welcomes Laurence Papel and William Warfield to Board of Trustees

July 3, 2014

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added two members to its Board of Trustees, it was announced by chair Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr.

Joining the board of the four-year, baccalaureate visual arts college are Laurence M. (Larry) Papel, attorney at law, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and William (Bill) Warfield, president, Brookside Properties. They each will serve a three-year term.

Mr. Papel is managing partner of the Nashville office of Nelson Mullins, a law film established in 1897 with offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of corporate and real estate.

Mr. Warfield directs all corporate operations within Brookside, overseeing more than 140 properties in 12 states. Under his leadership, Brookside, headquartered in Nashville, has grown into one of the premier full service, commercial real estate firms in the southeastern United States.

Current board members continuing in their terms are Beth Scott Clayton Amos, Lynn Bennett, David H. Berryman, William H. Braddy III, James H. Clayton III, Stephanie Conner, Deborah G. Crowder, Dee Doochin, Taylor H. Henry (secretary/treasurer), Reggie Hill, James R. Kelley, Jerry L. Maynard II, Carol L. McCoy, Ken McDonald (vice chair), Eileen N. McGinn, Lucille Nabors, Debbye Oliver, Cano Ozgener, Walter F. Schatz, Steve Sirls, John M. Steele, Samuel E. Stumpf, Jr. (chair), Tarun Surti, Laura Turner, and Waddell H. Wright.

Continuing as Commissioners are Susan A. Basham, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., and Walter Knestrick.

Watkins President Ellen L. Meyer, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr., serve as ex officio trustees.

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