Lisa Davis Purcell, VP of Development, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
Lisa Davis Purcell is the vice president of development for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In this role, she oversees the museum’s efforts to generate contributed income and support its mission to preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and educate diverse audiences.
Prior to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Lisa served as the vice president of external affairs at Hands on Nashville for seven years. During this time, the organization became one of the largest volunteer resource centers of its kind. HON is nationally recognized for the establishment of best practices in disaster preparedness and response, as it mobilized 152,000 volunteers in the wake of the May 2010 flood that devastated Middle Tennessee.
Until the flood, Purcell also managed jazz recording artist Anna Wilson. She co-executive produced Wilson’s award-winning album, “Countrypolitan Duets,” which generated a #1 single on iTunes’ Jazz chart.
A Nashville resident for 12 years, Purcell previously worked in the program and administration departments of the First for the Visual Arts, T.J. Martell Foundation and Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity. She holds a master’s degree in art history from West Virginia University and completed Belmont University’s Executive Leadership Experience.