Perri Dugard Owens Appointed To Board Of Directors For The Nashville Education, Community, And Arts Television Board

   December 9th, 2016             Blog News

duGard Communications President & CEO joins The Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television Board of Directors to provide public relations expertise

Nashville, Tenn. (August 31, 2016) – duGard Communications is proud to announce that Perri duGard Owens, president and CEO, was recently appointed by Mayor Megan Barry of Nashville Metropolitan Davidson County to the Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT) Board of Directors.

“I am honored to serve the city of Nashville and to be appointed to this position by our Mayor,” said Owens. “I have always been a proponent of the arts and the positive impact that it can have on the lives of others as well as the communities who benefit from experiencing various applications of the discipline. It’s a perfect opportunity for me to help share the NECAT story by adding my expertise to an already distinguished group of directors.”

As an organization, NECAT strives to teach individuals and organizations, whom wish to make TV shows, how to do so and allows them to use equipment and resources provided by the  organization. They then provide access to channel programming and follow through broadcasting shows produced by community members.In  her  role,  Owens will  be  involved  in serving  on  the  board  that oversees  program  production  for,  and management  of, the  education,  arts,  and  community  access  channels  on  all  cable  systems which  includes operation  of  the  education,  arts  and  community  access  channels  within  the  middle  Tennessee  franchise  area (which includes Nashville).

In addition to serving on the Board with NECAT, she was most recently named as a board member for Family and Children’s Services of Nashville and as an advisory member for Nashville Children’s Theatre. She has actively served as president of the board, for Choral Arts Link, since 2013.

Previous roles include serving as a member and Board of Directors (Nominating Committee Chair) for Matthew Walker Community Health Center, Member of the Women’s Fund – Advisory Board (The Community Foundation), 100 Black Women Award Nominee, ATHENA Award Nominee, Chair of Communications Panel – Center for NonProfit Management Salute to Excellence, Member and Board of Directors – Safe Haven Family Shelter, Inc., along with several other roles.

NECAT’s mission is two-fold: exposing viewers to arts and education programming and teaching people who want to make TV shows how to do it, welcoming them as members to use the studio, then broadcasting the shows that they create on one of our three channels (arts, education, and community access). For more information or contact, CEO Trish Crist at or call 615-354-1273.