Jim Cain, Imperial Potentate

Jim Cain, Imperial Potentate

 Jim Cain of Nashville, Tennessee, is currently serving his 11th year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Cain was elected Imperial Potentate, part of the 12-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners’ 2018 Imperial Session – held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July 15 – July 19.


During his years as a member of the Board of Directors, he has served as chairman of the following committees: Salary, Personnel & Retirement; Planning; Clinical and Basic Research; Medical Affairs; Informational Services; Revenue Cycle; Fraternal Strategic Planning; Insurance; Oversight; Special Purpose Funds/Fundraising Evaluation; Time and Place; Emblems, Regailia and Jewels. He has also served on the Public Relations; Corporate Compliance; Budget; Investments; Masonic Relations; DeMolay; Mileage and Per Diem; and Protocol and Resolutions committees. In addition, he has been the Liaison Officer to the Boston, Cincinnati, Shreveport, Springfield and Tampa Boards of Governors for Shriners Hospitals for Children.


Cain was raised a Master Mason in John B. Garrett Lodge #711 in Nashville, and is a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite, Quetzalcoatl and Royal Order of Scotland. He has been a member of Al Menah Shriners in Nashville since 1995, and served as Potentate in 2006.


Cain has held several positions within his temple, including Captain of the Motor Corps, Membership Committee Divan Liaison, and Chairman of both the Ringmasters Club and the Business Owner’s Group. Cain was a member of Al Menah’s Shriners Leadership Team from 2002 to 2006 and assisted in raising more than $5 million for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He was also a charter member of the Tennessee East-West Football Classic Committee.


Cain served as President of the Tennessee Shrine Association in 2006, is a past Rabban of Hillbilly Clan #151, and a life-member of the Cabiri Association. He is an associate member of Rizpah Shriners in Madisonville, Kentucky, El Hasa Shriners in Ashland, Kentucky, and Jericho Shriners in Kingsport, Tennessee. Cain was awarded the Honorary DeMolay Legion of Honor.


A former locomotive engineer, Cain worked for CSX Transportation for more than 42 years. He was a Community Affairs and Safety Officer, and a board member of the Tennessee Railroad Association. Cain spent three years as state coordinator of Tennessee Operation Lifesaver Inc., a nationally recognized program that educates the public about dangers at railroad grade crossings and around railroad properties. He also served as chairman of the board for Alabama Operation Lifesaver Inc. and Tennessee Operation Lifesaver Inc.


Cain and his wife, Patsy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2017. They have two children, Janice and Jim Jr., and two grandchildren, Oakley and Paxton. Cain attends Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville

Imperial Session of 2019 Officers

Director General

Parker Toler, PP

parkertoler@comcast.net

615-207-7436

Deputy Director General

Bill Chaussee

bill.chaussee@live.com

615-714-4406

Chief Financial Officer

Kenny Loftis

kennyl@adtecinc.com

615-426-3400

Legal Adviser

2019 Convention Team

Church Service

Chairman

Lynn Morlock

615-972-2414

clynnmorelock@bellsouth.net


Vice-Chairman

Mike Ferrell

615-210-5056

Leeferr@comcast.net

Competitions

Chairman

Horace Perkins 

615-943-5913

hperkins64@yahoo.com


Vice-Chairman

Bob Daniel 

931-622-2332

ccdaniel@aol.com


Convention Set-Up

Chairman

Scott Jones 

615-456-9111

jokershrineclown@yahoo.com


Vice-Chairman

TBD


Convention Souvenir Program

Chairman

Gary Graf 

615-516-1341

garygraf@comcast.net


Vice-Chairman

Tommy McEwen 

615-305-3274

tmcewen@mcgraphicsinc.com


Government Liaison

Chairman

Bill Freeman 

615-271-2704 

whfreeman@freemanwebb.com


Vice-Chairman

Will Denami 

615-598-2727

willdenami@gmail.com


Greeters & VIP Liaison

Chairman

Charlie Smith  

615-417-6439

titancharlie@comcast.net


Vice-Chairman

Conley Dykes (PP)

615-714-5817

consher@comcast.net


Headquarter Furniture

Chairman

Brownie Calvin 

615-826-4202

optiondbc@aol.com


Vice-Chairman

John Whitaker 

615-351-1924

tnjohn1919@gmail.com


2019 Housing

Chairman

Dennis Belford 

615-305-4559

vblackburn@merrymaids.net


Vice-Chairman

Vernon Blackburn 

615-305-3274

vblackburn@merrymaids.net


Insurance & Compliance

Chairman

Chris Johnson 

615-972-2914

volsfb98@att.net


Vice-Chairman

Dan Clark 

615-596-7269

dclarksr@tds.net


Ladies Luncheon

Chairman

William Chaussee, Sr.

615-714-4406

bill.chaussee@live.com


Vice-Chairman

James Hedgepath (PP) 

615-533-3045

hedge2020@bellsouth.net


Marketplace

Chairman

David Smith (PP)

615-533-6504

davidsmithjcc10@aol.com


Vice-Chairman

Scott Jones 

615-456-9111

jokershrineclown@yahoo.com

Masonic Liaison

Chairman

Tom Hager (PGM)

615-566-9332

tngm94@aol.com

Vice-Chairman

Dan Jones

615-373-1973

scottishritetn@bellsouth.net


Pageant

Chairman

Gary Dunwoody (PIP)

813-334-2153

chaussee.family@comcast.net


Vice-Chairman

William Chaussee 

615-714-4406

chaussee.family@comcast.net


Parade Marshal

Chairman

Jack Patterson

615-210-2795

jack@jackpatterson.org


Vice-Chairman

Barry Eldridge 

615-481-5000

barryski1@aol.com


Photography

Chairman

Jesse Riggs 

615-972-0942

jesseriggs@bellsouth.net


Vice-Chairman

Mike Stansbury 

615-428-1271

mike.stansbury@myeliteis.com


Public Relations

Chairman

Donnie Drayton 

615-804-4119

donnie.drayton@northstarenv.com


Vice-Chairman

Charlie Cardwell

615-478-5578

CharlieCardwell@Nashville.Gov


Representative's Evening

Chairman

Tom York 

615-812-0580

ttsyork@aol.com


Vice-Chairman

Keith Walker 

615-585-8954

34ford@bellsouth.net


RV and Camping

Chairman

Joe Williams 

615-478-8388

Joe964322@aol.com


Vice-Chairman

Doug Collier 

615-319-0751

tnvets@bellsouth.net


Security

Chairman

Ed Mason

615-456-1072

ecmason@comcast.net


Vice-Chairman

Tim Mason

615-533-4785

timmason@bellsouth.net


Ticket Exchange and Sales

Chairman

Robert O'Quin 

615-943-8081

jami_oqin@comcast.net


Vice-Chairman

Bob Daniel 

615-415-7587

ccdaniel@aol.com


Tours

Chairman

Geoff King 

615-758-3344

Geoffking11@yahoo.com


Vice-Chairman

TBD


Transportation

Chairman

Jeff Head (PP)

615-310-9009

jeffhead2016@yahoo.com


Vice-Chairman

Ellis Galyon 

615-377-3364

egalyon@aol.com


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