The Webb School Distinguished Alumni Society

2015 Distinguished Alumni Society Inductee

Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr. '60

 Award Presentation Video

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 Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr. is the co-founding and managing partner of Nashville law firm Neal and Harwell, where he specializes in crisis management, white-collar criminal defense work, and commercial litigation. Since April 16, 2013, he has represented Pilot Flying J, the largest travel center company in America and one of the largest privately-held corporations in the country.

Mr. Harwell represents numerous high profile clients including former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Bridgestone/Firestone Corporation, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Atmos Energy and Vanderbilt University. He is named one of the “Best Lawyers in Tennessee” by Business Tennessee magazine, a mid-South “Super-Lawyer” and selected in Who’s Who Legal (Business Crime) by the International Bar Association, and noted as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” for the past 25 years. 

Mr. Harwell’s civic activities include serving on the Boards of Trust of the Meharry Medical College (Vice Chair), the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (Past Chair), Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America (Past President), the Nashville School of Law (Vice Chair), the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Past Chair), The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Easter Seals Society (Past Chair), the Music City Bowl (Chair) and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is the past Chairman of the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He is the National Treasurer and on the Executive Board of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Harwell has received the National Distinguished Eagle Scout award and the Silver Buffalo award; he also is a recipient of the Joe Kraft Humanitarian award from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the John Tune Public Service award from the Nashville Bar Association, and recently was the annual tribute honoree of the Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Harwell was honored as Nashvillian of the Year, with Amy Grant, for 2002 and was the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus, Vanderbilt University Law School.

The Webb School Distinguished Alumni Society

2014 Ed R. Davies '49

2013 Dr. E. Hunter Welles, III '63

2012 Forrest Shoaf '68, Desaix Anderson '54

2012 Forrest Shoaf '68

2011 E. Vane McClurg '60

2010 Pick Stephens '56

2010 Bob F. Thompson '65

2009 Rusty Vest '72

2008 A. Jones Yorke, Jr. '49

2007 Phillip G. Coop '66

2006 Robert Collins '45

2005 John M. Flexner '44

2004 Lemuel H. Tate '44

2003 Walter W. Manley, II '64

2002 Edward L. Kaplan '54

2001 Charles P. Alexander '68

2000 George E. Pine, III '68

1999 Robert J. Gilliland '44

1998 Hon. Frank D. Upchurch, Jr. '40 *

1997 William T. Allen, III '40 *

1997 Burch Williams '35

1996 Sam H. Mann, Jr. '43

1996 James S. Gilliland '51

1996 Buford Gordon '22 *

1995 John B. Hardin '50 *

1995 Hamilton D. Upchurch '43*

1995 George B. Huddleston '50 *

1994 W. Lane Abernathy '39 *

1994 James R. Meadows, Jr. '52

1994 Henry O. Whiteside '29 *

1993 Wilson Sims, Sr. '42

1993 Wayne M. Rogers, Jr. '50

1993 James W. McDonnell, Jr. '43

1992 Hon. Lester Glenn Fant, Jr. '23 *

1992 Dr. Frank H. Constantine '29 *

1992 Bryant B. Skinner '41

1991 William J. Armstrong '28

1991 John H. Crichton '38 *

1991 Dr. Lewis M. Branscomb '43

*Denotes deceased   

The Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes and honors those alumni who demonstrate outstanding leadership beyond the Webb School community. Membership in the Distinguished Alumni Society is awarded by the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees of The Webb School. Members of the Distinguished Alumni Society include Webb Alumni who, through personal commitment, work ethic, and service, have achieved significant success in their professional careers and have made outstanding contributions to their communities, demonstrating Sawney's mission and bringing honor to themselves and to the Webb School.

All living Webb School Alumni are eligible for membership in the Distinguished Alumni Society. Candidates are nominated and selected by the Alumni Board and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. At Webb, an “alumnus/alumna” is defined as any individual who completed one or more academic year(s) in grades nine through twelve at Webb School.

 Distinguished Alumni Society Charter Members

William W. Bond Jr. ’38

Cmdr. Lingurn H. Burkhead ’21

Jac Chambliss, ESQ. ‘27

Thomas A. Cooper ’30

Webb Follin Jr. ’38

Dr. C. Mallory Harwell ’31

Pat Munroe ’34

Vermont C. Royster ’31

Dr. Harrison J. Shull ’27

O. Strother Simpson ’30

Paul Trousdale ’31