Bill Freeman Reappointed to Airport Authority Board of Commissioners
Business, Civic Leader Confirmed by Council
NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced the reappointment of William (“Bill”) H. Freeman to its Board of Commissioners. Mr. Freeman was originally nominated to the board by then-Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and confirmed by the Metro Council in January 2016. For his second term, he was re-nominated by Mayor John Cooper and confirmed by Metro Council at the April 21, 2020, Council meeting.
Mr. Freeman, whose new term expires Jan. 1, 2024, is Chairman of Freeman Webb, Inc. a real estate investment, management and brokerage company that he co-founded with partner Jimmy Webb in 1979. In more than four decades, Freeman Webb, Inc. has grown to become the largest Tennessee-based owner/manager of multi-family and commercial properties. Prior to founding Freeman Webb, Inc., Mr. Freeman was director of Downtown Urban Development for the Metropolitan Nashville Development and Housing Agency (MDHA).
Mr. Freeman is a strong supporter of charitable and community organizations and a past member of a variety of boards and commissions, including the Kennedy Center Advisory Committee on the Arts appointed by President Barack Obama. He currently serves as a member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Board of Directors and the AOPA Presidents Council as well as serving as Trustee on the Tennessee State University Board of Trustees appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam. He has served as co-chair of the National Advisory Board for Organizing for Action and is an alumnus of the Leadership Nashville program. He has also served as Commissioner of the Nashville Convention Center.
Mr. Freeman was named Man of the Year by the Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce and honored as one of the five American Diabetes Association’s Fathers of the Year. A long-time Mason, he is a 32° Knight Commander of the Court of Honor and two-time Past Master of Corinthian Masonic Lodge.
The 10-member MNAA Board, which governs the Authority, is appointed by the mayor of Nashville/Davidson County and confirmed by the Metropolitan Council. By statute, the board is composed of three business and finance representatives, two pilot representatives, two neighborhood representatives, one engineering representative, one legal representative and the mayor.
Mr. Freeman serves as a pilot representative. For additional information about the Board of Commissioners, visit https://www.flynashville.com/about/Pages/BoardCommissioners.aspx.
With nearly 18.3 million passengers in 2019, Nashville International Airport (BNA) has been one of the fastest growing airports in North America. According to a recent study, in 2018 alone, BNA generated more than $7.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 67,000 jobs in the region and produced more than $392 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars. For more information, visit flynashville.com. Follow us on Facebook: @NashvilleInternationalAirport, Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVision.com.