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BCCAC – Spruell Driver


Spruell Driver serves as Director for the Office of Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management within the Office of the General Counsel.  His work at Vanderbilt allows him to utilize his prior experience as a transactional attorney, as well as his industrial engineering background.  He previously served at Vanderbilt as a Contracts Officer in Sponsored Programs Administration.

Born and raised in Nashville, Driver earned his B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law.  Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Driver’s professional experience included working as corporate in-house counsel for Eastman Chemical Company, engaging in private practice as a business transactions attorney with three of Tennessee’s largest and most respected law firms, and serving as a legislative attorney and special counsel for the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Tennessee General Assembly.

Driver’s professional and community service and honors have included:  University of Tennessee Board of Trustees; President of the UT National Alumni Association; Leadership Nashville; Equal Justice Campaign Cabinet Member for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands; President of the Napier-Looby Bar Association; Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation; Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation; Nashville Bar Association Board of Directors; Nashville Bar Foundation Board of Trustees; Rotary Club of Nashville; Room in the Inn; and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Driver appreciates the professional satisfaction and intellectual stimulation afforded from being a member of the Vanderbilt community.  He has been enriched by many programs sponsored by the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and is pleased to serve in support of the Black Cultural Center’s mission.

Driver is married to Elaine (Willis) Driver, and they have two children, Elise (a Vanderbilt student) and Spruell III.