Kimberly D. Cannon


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Kim is the Chief Operations Officer for Bass, Berry & Sims and has served as the firm’s Executive Director since January 2016. She is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s financial transactions, planning and reporting and firm-wide diversity as well as providing leadership for other administrative functions including talent management for staff, training, benefits, information technology, facilities, and general administrative services of the firm.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Gaylord Entertainment Company (now Ryman Hospitality Properties) for more than 20 years in a variety of corporate leadership positions, including positions in finance, information technology and human resources. Kim also spent two years at American Standard Companies where she assisted in establishing an HR Shared Services Center in Nashville.

Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Association of Legal Administrators and the National Association of Female Executives. She also is a past president and founding chair of the Past President Council of the Middle Tennessee Association for Legal Administrators, a graduate of Leadership Nashville Class of 2001, a past president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, a member of the HR Committee and Board of Alive Hospice, and a former board member of the Belmont University Ethics Board. Kim earned her B.S. in accounting from David Lipscomb University.