John Hayes has a degree in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a former CPA, CFA, and CFP. His former work experiences include: Division President of Genesco, Healthcare and Restaurant Investment Analyst with J.C. Bradford & Co., EVP and CFO of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Director of Finance for National HealthCare Corporation, VP, CFO and Member of the Board of C.B. Ragland Company, Director of Technology for Westminster School of Nashville/Currey Ingram Academy. John was the Treasurer of the West Nashville Community Development Partnership and Webmaster for the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee. He is a former vestry member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, where he served as an adult advisor to the youth for more than ten years and was the original chair of the Outreach Funding Committee. He has been actively involved in St. George’s relationship with Our Little Roses Home for Girls in Honduras since 1994 and is currently assisting the Canon for Education for the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. He and his wife, Anita, have also made 4 church-related trips to South Africa.