Mr. DeVane serves on the Compensation and Human Resources Committee and as Chair of the Audit Committee. With more than three decades of public accounting experience serving clients throughout the southeast, Mr. DeVane recently retired as Nashville Office Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP. He previously served as EY’s Tennessee Markets Leader, and as coordinating partner and lead audit partner for over twenty years. The majority of Mr. DeVane's career involved service to clients in the retail and consumer products sector along with numerous manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, including Dollar General Corporation, Tractor Supply Company and Ryman Hospitality Corporation. He brings extensive technical accounting, corporate governance, major transactions, strategy, process automation, financial reporting, and risk management experience.
A licensed CPA in Tennessee, Mr. DeVane is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. Mr. DeVane has served on several distinguished professional boards, including United Way of Middle Tennessee (Chair of the Nashville Campaign), Junior Achievement (Centennial Leadership Award recipient), Harding Academy (Treasurer), and the University of Alabama President’s Cabinet and Accounting Advisory Board.