Former Vice Mayor Howard Gentry, who ran an unsuccessful race for mayor, apparently has found the cure to what he calls Post Election Stress Syndrome (PESS). He and his wife Sharon, who have a young daughter, are 11 weeks pregnant. "Ever heard the one about the old man in the shoe?" quips Gentry, who also has grown children.
In September, Gentry was named chief executive officer of the Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation, which operates within the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. It was created in 1995 and works under the direction of a seven-member board of directors. The foundation is "charged with coordinating a variety of initiatives of interest to the chamber that fall outside its day-to-day programming, including facilitating joint public-private efforts to improve public education in Nashville; developing alternative approaches to urban revitalization and redevelopment; promoting cultural and artistic endeavors and the preservation of historic structures; coordinating public and private initiatives to benefit the poor, elderly, unemployed and other disadvantaged residents of Middle Tennessee; encouraging youth participation in sports and recreation; and stimulating business and private foundation investment in community and charitable projects," according to the chamber website.
Congratulations, Howard. You're in for butt wiping, after all, which mayors and fathers have in common.