Founded in 2014

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Nashville, TN provides a platform for scholars and policy experts to share their insights and experiences with the general business community. Our events address sound economic principles, personal freedom, and opportunities created through markets.
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Chapter Membership

Founding Member 
$500 / person (One Time)

Annual Membership 
$100/ Yr

Meeting Registration Fees

  • $0 for Founding Members
  • $10 for Annual Members
  • $20 for Non-Members
  • $0 for Actively enrolled university students

Chapter Director

Jim Lordeman has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as one of the founders of Brentwood TN-based SpecialtyCare. Prior to that he was a senior executive with the Renal Care Group, and a vice president with VHA (now Vizient, Inc.). He has been a member of the Lipscomb University adjunct faculty (teaching healthcare finance) and a member of Lipscomb’s Executive Advisory Board for healthcare programs.

Lordeman is a Member of the Board of Trustees and longtime supporter of AIER. He supports CATO, Atlas, Mercatus, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the Political Economy Research Institute, and other organizations committed to the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

Contact Information


Nashville, Tennessee