119th Annual Spring Outing

Featuring Christine Todd Whitman as Keynote Speaker

The Andrew Jackson Foundation’s premier fundraising event, Spring Outing has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the many projects and programs of the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

This is an invitation-only event.

To receive an invitation, email [email protected]

Keynote Speaker

Christine Todd Whitman

Christine Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. WSG offers a comprehensive set of solutions to problems facing businesses, organizations and governments; they have been at the forefront of helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003. She was the 50th governor of the state of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.

As governor, Whitman earned praise from both Republicans and Democrats for her commitment to preserve a record amount of New Jersey land as permanent green space. She was also recognized by the Natural Resources Defense Council as having instituted the most comprehensive beach monitoring system in the nation. As EPA Administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies. She championed regulations requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent. During her tenure, the Agency was successful in passing and implementing landmark brownfields legislation to promote the redevelopmentand reuse of “brownfields,” previously contaminated industrial sites.

She is the author of a New York Times best seller called It’s My Party Too, which was published in January of 2005 and released in paperback in March 2006.

Whitman serves on the Board of Directors of United Technologies Corporation, and she formerly served on the Boards of Texas Instruments Inc. and S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. She is a member of Terrestrial Energy’s International Advisory Board and holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors. She is on the Advisory Boards of the Corporate Eco Forum and The Northeast Maglev (TNEM).

Whitman also serves a number of non-profit organizations, including as chairman of the American Security Project and vice-chairman of the Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Responsible Shale Development, and she co-chairs the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership Council. She serves as an adviser to the Aspen Rodel Fellowship program and on the O’Connor Judicial Selection Advisory Committee at the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. She is a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University and a member of the National Advisory Committees for the Women’s Coalition for Common Sense and the Presidential Climate Action Project. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The National WWII Museum. At the museum, Governor Whitman, along with her family and friends, established the John R. Whitman Normandy Scholars Fund to honor his legacy.

In 2017, Whitman was awarded The Eisenhower Medal for Leadership and Service. Prior to becoming governor, she was the president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and served on the Somerset County board of Chosen Freeholders.

Whitman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and was married for 41 years to the late John R. Whitman. She has two children and seven grandchildren.

This year’s Outing is under the volunteer leadership of co-chairs Nancy Deaton and Mimi DeCamp. There will be additional programming and events hosted in honor of Jackson throughout 2019 to elevate national awareness of Jackson and The Hermitage.




Nancy Deaton

Nancy is a native of Nashville and a graduate of Hollins University. She and her husband, Mark, moved to Nashville 28 years ago after residing in Charlottesville and Indianapolis. They have three children and enjoy outdoor activities together. Nancy has been an active volunteer, serving on the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Board and Advisory since chairing the event. She is an active member of the Garden Club of Nashville, West End United Methodist Church, the Junior League of Nashville and has enjoyed involvement with the Family Center, Ensworth School and Cheekwood.


Mimi DeCamp

Mimi is a native Nashvillian. After graduating from Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg Virginia, she married her husband Bill, and they returned to Nashville, where she joined her mother in the real estate business and has enjoyed a 30-year career as a Realtor. She is an active member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, and her volunteer opportunities have included the St. George’s Kindergarten Board, Cheekwood, The Antiques and Garden Show, The Family Center and Ensworth School. She and Bill have two sons, Will and Rob.