Criminal Court Clerk | Metropolitan Nashville Criminal Court Clerk's Office
Howard Gentry serves as Criminal Court Clerk of Davidson County. His office is responsible for performing the clerical duties for the operation of General Sessions and State Trial Criminal Courts. Gentry was elected three times to countywide public office. He was a Metro Council member-at-large before being elected Metro Nashville-Davidson County’s first and, to date, only African American vice mayor.
Howard Gentry has served as CEO of the Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation and CEO of Backfield in Motion. Previously, Gentry has held senior positions at Tennessee State University and has worked in banking, insurance and sports radio broadcasting.
Gentry holds numerous board affiliations with appointments from the Mayor and Governor. He received his bachelor and master’s degrees in education from Tennessee State University. He is the proud father of four daughters.