Reunion 2023 General Chair
Jennifer R. Frist (B.S.'93) is the Reunion 2023 General Chair.
Jennifer graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1993, when she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering.
Jennifer has been very involved in Nashville area non-profits. She is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Zoo and has served on the Zoo board and/or the Zoo’s advisory board for the past 22 years. She has also held past board positions at Nashville Public Television, Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center, Nashville Public Education Foundation, and the Nashville Humane Association of Nashville.
Currently, Jennifer serves on the board of the Frist Foundation, one of the largest Tennessee family foundations that focuses on philanthropic giving in middle Tennessee. She is also currently a Trustee of The Ensworth School. She is on the Frist Art Museum Gala Executive Committee and is always actively involved in the Art Museum. In addition, Jennifer is on the Board of Trust for Vanderbilt University.
Jennifer is a huge advocate and supporter of many autism initiatives. She serves on the advisory board of The Precisionists Inc., an employment model for those on the autism spectrum, and was instrumental in helping establish the new Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt University. She also serves on an advisory committee for the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation.
Jennifer and her husband Billy are avid supporters of Vanderbilt athletics and attend many Vanderbilt football, baseball, and basketball games. They recently hosted the Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee sendoff party in 2022. Jennifer served on the search committee for the Vice Provost for Career and Advancement and Engagement of Vanderbilt. In addition, Jennifer received the Vanderbilt School of Engineering Distinguish alumni award in 2021.
Jennifer has been married to Billy Frist for 26 years, and they have 3 children.