Dr. Preston Brown ’87 and Deana Hood ’89 have been named to Battle Ground Academy’s Board of Trustees, announced Head of School Will Kesler.

“We are delighted to welcome two new trustees, both of whom bring a wealth of community experience and connection to BGA,” said Kesler. “Great independent schools begin with excellent governance, and adding leaders the caliber of Dr. Brown and Ms. Hood to our already strong Board of Trustees helps to ensure that the strong, strategic leadership the school has experienced will continue for many years to come. I am so thankful for the time, energy and efforts they are dedicating in support of their alma mater.”

Brown has been a member of Williamson Medical Group’s surgical team in Franklin since 2016. Previously, he was a partner in a surgical group in Athens, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine. He and his wife, Allyson, have a son at BGA.

For the past 23 years, Hood has been a successful trial lawyer in Franklin, practicing in the areas of Civil and Family Law Litigation, Adoption, Juvenile Law, Grandparent Rights, Custody and Visitation, and Appellate practice. She also serves as the Franklin Municipal Judge and the Spring Hill Municipal Judge. Hood received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her Juris Doctorate degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Sanford University. She and her husband, Jim Pat Flowers, have one daughter.

Barry Booker ’85 and Doug Hood have rolled off the BGA Board, according to Board Chairman Kurt Winstead.

“Just as we welcome our new trustees, they join a board that is active and engaged thanks to the commitment of our current trustees, and that includes Barry Booker ’85 and Doug Hood, who are both stepping down this year,” said Winstead.

“As the parent of two alumni, Doug brought with him an understanding and appreciation for what BGA can do for young people as well as what they in turn can do for the greater Franklin community. Doug’s expertise in community relations was invaluable.  Barry Booker is ‘Mr. BGA’ and we are proud to call him an alumnus of the school. Barry’s was a calming yet proud voice on the board and we are grateful for his many years of service.”

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