Darrell Freeman

Darrell S. Freeman Sr., the immediate past chairman of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and chairman of Zycron, Inc., an information technology services and solutions in the Tennessee capital city, has already tasted a lot of success in his life. On Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. he will share some of his story in a free talk – “There’s a See of Success in All of Us! – at Georgetown College’s Thomas & King Conference Center (East Campus).

“What I think this audience – students and anyone else who attends – will come away with is: That if someone is committed to a dream, all things are possible,” said Brian Evans, executive director of the College’s Office of Diversity. This first of several related events this semester is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Ambassadors of Diversity and the Harper-Gatton Leadership Program.

Speaker Freeman founded Zycron in 1991 in Nashville and now the company employs more than 200 IT professionals across the country.

Freeman is also the co-founder of two other businesses: Reliant Bank and Pinnacle Construction Partners. As co-founder and co-organizer of Tennessee-based Reliant Bank, Freeman serves on the Board of Directors, the Audit and Compensation Committee, and the Executive Loan Committee. Reliant Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in Williamson County. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Pinnacle Construction Partners which provides a full range of preconstruction planning and construction management services for the public and private sector.

Freeman’s commitment to the Nashville community is evident through his recently completed, two-term service as immediate past chairman of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. He is a current board member of Centennial Medical Center, and as former chairman of the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, he led the organization to achieve chapter of the year in 2005.

Other organizations for which Freeman serves or has served on the board are: Stone Crest Medical Center, Nashville Community Foundation, the Nashville Downtown Rotary Club, the Federal Reserve Advisory Board, the African American Museum of Music Art and Culture, Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees and the Nashville Broadband Task Force.

Freeman’s favorite pastimes include spending time with Gloria, his wife of 18 years, and his four children Ebony, Kenya, Darrell Jr. and Nathan. He is an avid runner and has completed nine marathons and numerous half marathons. He is an instrument rated pilot with more than 900 hours. And he is a pilot for Angel Flight, which is an organization that arranges free air transportation for charitable and medical needs. Golf and history are also two of his favorite hobbies.

Freeman holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

 

Jim Durham
News Bureau Director