Ascension Saint Thomas Board Welcomes Esteemed Business Leader to System Finance Committee

Nov 13, 2023 at 10:51 am by Staff


Ascension Saint Thomas Board (AST) is proud to announce the appointment of Jenneen Kaufman as the newest member of the AST Finance Committee. Jenneen is a seasoned financial professional with a proven track record of strong business leadership, fiscal expertise, and community service.


Jenneen Kaufman currently serves as the Deputy Finance Director and Chief Accountant for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, and joins a bold and innovative group of esteemed professionals and community leaders currently serving on Ascension Saint Thomas boards.


Jenneen’s combination of public and private sector financial expertise, community involvement, and industry recognition make her an excellent addition to the finance committee. Her diverse experience and commitment to service align well with the goals and values of the committee and will contribute significantly to the decision-making process.


Prior to her position at Metro, Jenneen served as the Senior Vice President and CFO of the Tennessee Titans for 24 years. As the Titans' CFO, she spearheaded critical initiatives including CBA Audits, player cost accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting.


“Jenneen's diverse experience in the public and private sector will be a valuable addition to our health system and board," said Fahad Tahir, President and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas. "I'm grateful to our board and committee members who offer their time, talents and shared passion for service with our healthy system, and are selfless in their commitment to serve the community and make a difference."


Her remarkable contributions have earned her prestigious accolades, including recognition as one of Nashville's Most Powerful Women by the Nashville Post, and as a 2018 CFO Awards honoree by the Nashville Business Journal.


"We are thrilled to welcome Jenneen to our Finance Committee,” said Tony Heard, chair, Ascension Saint Thomas Board of Directors. “Her expertise in financial management and her commitment to community service makes her an invaluable addition to our board. We look forward to benefiting from her insight.”


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