Tony Heard

Tony Heard

Board Chairman

Tony Heard has been a vital and highly admired contributor to the Ascension Saint Thomas community for almost 25 years. He joined the system governing board in 2011 after years of service on the Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation board. Prior to assuming the role of Health Ministry Chairman in 2017, Tony served as Vice Chairman and, before that, as Chair of the finance committee.

Heard spent 25 years in finance and management, including five years as regional chairman of the U.S. Bank and 18 years with SunTrust/Third National Bank in Nashville. He joined InfoWorks, Inc., a leading Mid-South business and technology solutions company with 100 employees, in 2008 as partner.

His commitment to Nashville is further evidenced by the long list of boards on which he serves. In addition to his extensive work on the Ascension Saint Thomas Board of Directors, Heard belongs to the following boards: Paladin Capital of Tennessee (2017 – present); United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (2004 – present); Nashville Public Education Foundation (2017 – present); Rotary Club of Nashville (2015 – present).

Tony is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Nashville. He obtained his B.A. from Duke University in 1982.