Bill Hagerty served Hall Capital in similar board roles from 2016 to 2017 before becoming the United States Ambassador to Japan. He rejoined Hall Capital in 2019.
Bill served in the cabinet of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as the Commissioner of Department of Economic and Community Development until 2015, where he was also responsible for the Tennessee Film Entertainment and Music Commission. He began his career with The Boston Consulting Group and later served on the White House staff. Bill then joined Trident Capital and subsequently formed his own private equity firm, Hagerty, Peterson & Company. He has served on both private and public company boards, including Nashville-headquartered Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP), and Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). Bill earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees from Vanderbilt University.
Bill led Tennessee’s economic development efforts during the first term of the Haslam administration. During that time, Tennessee was named the top state in the nation for foreign direct investment by the IBM Institute of Business Value and the two-time “State of the Year” by Business Facilities magazine.