Friends of Franklin Parks announces new president, two new board members

Friends of Franklin Parks
(From left to right) Thomas Curl, Jamey Parker and Bob Ravener gained new positions in the Friends of Franklin Parks board of directors. (Courtesy Friends of Franklin Parks)

(From left to right) Thomas Curl, Jamey Parker and Bob Ravener gained new positions in the Friends of Franklin Parks board of directors. (Courtesy Friends of Franklin Parks)

Local non-profit Friends of Franklin Parks announced Jamey Parker as the organization’s new president and Thomas Curl and Bob Ravener as its two newest members of its board of directors on Jan. 22.



Parker, a financial planner with Morgan Stanley, was a Friends of Franklin Parks officer before being elected to a two-year term as the new board president.



Curl previously served on the board of directors for Leadership Franklin. Along with being a new officer for Friends of Franklin Parks, Curl is a senior vice president in commercial real estate development for Triumph Bank and is a member of the Friends of Franklin Parks Inclusive Playground Discovery committee.



Ravener recently retired from his position as chief people officer with Dollar General before becoming a board member for Friends of Franklin Parks, where he has an interest in trails and connectivity, according to a release from the organization.



“Our board is diverse, with each member bringing unique talents and perspectives to the table as we work to continue enhancing our world-class Parks system,” Parker said in a release. “Bob and Tom both represent decades of experience in their realms of expertise, and will be important to our future. We’re lucky to have them in our leadership.

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