Rutherford Foundation Board adds Jones and Chesney

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(MURFREESBORO) Bill Jones and Dr. Brad Chesney have joined the board at Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Board of Directors.

Bill Jones

Bill Jones is Pinnacle's Rutherford County area executive, leading all of Pinnacle's efforts in Rutherford and Bedford counties. With almost 30 years of financial services expertise, he was instrumental in helping Cavalry Banking become Rutherford County's top market share holder before Cavalry merged with Pinnacle in March 2006. He was executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Cavalry for four years, following seven years as a trust officer. Jones' experience also includes serving as vice president and trust officer for SunTrust. He launched his career at Provow, Jones and Associates, an insurance and financial planning firm.


Jones is the chairman of Destination Rutherford 2015, a five-year economic development program for Rutherford County. He has served as chairman of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Middle Tennessee State University Foundation. Jones currently serves as a director of the Christy-Houston Foundation. Jones was also named Philanthropist of the Year in 2012 by the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation.

Jones is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, the Southern Trust School at Birmingham-Southern University, and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He and his wife, Kathy, managing broker at Parks Realty, have been married for over 30 years, are Murfreesboro natives and have two grown children.


Dr. Brad Chesney

Dr. Brad Chesney, obstetrics and gynecology specialist at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, has been on the forefront in healthcare. He was one of the first physicians in Rutherford County to offer comprehensive pelvic reconstructive surgery and management of pelvic support issues. He was also the first physician in Murfreesboro to offer the Essure sterilization procedure and he was the first gynecologist in Murfreesboro to offer the da Vinci Robotic hysterectomy and is considered to be a leader in advanced surgical techniques that offer minimally invasive benefits to patients. Chesney is the first doctor at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital to have his surgery broadcast live via Facebook and Twitter. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, The Stones River Academy of Medicine, The Lonnie S. Burnett Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Chesney earned an undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. He graduated from The University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio in 1997. He came to Middle Tennessee as an intern in 1997 at Vanderbilt University and completed his residency program at Vanderbilt in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2001. He has practiced at the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic since 2001.

Dr. Chesney has lived in Murfreesboro with his wife, KJ, and daughter, Claire, since 2001. His daughter, Ella, was born at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in 2001. Dr. Chesney enjoys supporting his daughters at soccer tournaments, horseback riding and swimming events. He is an active member at First United Methodist Church. Dr. Chesney enjoys volunteering his time in leadership activities at The Murfreesboro Soccer Club, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Personal interests include physical fitness, soccer, football and travel.


In Tennessee, Ascension's Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system.

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