Margaret Dolan, President & CEO of Launch Tennessee

Ms. Dolan is President and CEO of Launch Tennessee. Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs from ideation to exit and is guided by a vision of making Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the country.

She most recently was Managing Director for AuthEX, a subsidiary of Worth Group, LLC.

Dolan also served as President & CEO of LocalShares, LLC which through its RIA brought the first city-based exchange-traded fund to market

Prior to that, Ms. Dolan served as President & CEO, Saint Thomas Health Foundations as well as Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Saint Thomas Health

Ms. Dolan spent over two decades at Ingram Industries Inc. where she advanced to vice president of community relations serving in a lead role in family and corporate philanthropic and civic activity.

Ms. Dolan began her career at KPMG, LLP (formerly Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.).

Ms. Dolan graduated from the University of Tennessee, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with honors) majoring in Accounting.

She earned her Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management (Beta Gamma Sigma) where she received the Dean Martin S. Geisel Leadership Award.

A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Dolan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants,

She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, the Rotary Club of Nashville and is a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Nashville

Dolan is a graduate of Leadership Nashville and is a member of the 2020 class of Leadership Tennessee

Her board service includes Fifth Third Bank Tennessee and Cumberland Emerging Technologies as well as many nonprofit organizations, many of which she served as the board chair.

Ms. Dolan was recognized with the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 2013 Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award, and in 2015, she was inducted into the prestigious Academy for Women of Achievement by the YWCA of Middle Tennessee.

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