I believe that CRT has a critical role as the "conscience" of our region. It is important that we identify and preserve the assets and qualities that make Middle Tennessee a place that we want to call home for ourselves and our businesses. CRT's role is to be a forum for education and discussion about these assets and qualities and the issues that threaten them and to provide a place for formulating and collaborating on solutions to those issues while still encouraging the growth and economic prosperity of the region.
Margot Fosnes is the chief economic development officer for Robertson County, employed by the Robertson County Economic Development Board. She was formerly President & Chief Economic Development Officer for the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce, serving from 2006 through February 2018. She has a long time association with the Chamber, serving on the Board and Executive Committee for eight years and as Board Chair in 2001-02. Prior to becoming the chamber executive director in November 2006, she served as Executive Assistant to the General Secretary of the United Methodist Church’s Council on Finance and Administration and was Treasurer of First United Methodist Church in Springfield for ten years.
In her current role, Margot is the primary contact for economic development and business retention for Robertson County, working with city and county officials and industrial boards to recruit and retain industry and business to Robertson County.
More than 40 years ago Margot and her husband, Jeff, a family practice physician and member of the Vanderbilt University Athletic Hall of Fame chose to make this region their home. They raised two sons, C.A., a communications professional, and Tyler, a transportation engineer. And now Margot is the proud grandmother of Abe, the son of Tyler and his wife, Nikki, who is a graduation coach and guidance counselor at Mt. Juliet HS .
Margot feels a deep obligation to do her part to see it thrive while still retaining the character that drew her to the region. She and Jeff live in Springfield with too many cats. In her spare time, Margot enjoys reading, gardening, cheering on the Vanderbilt Commodores, and escaping to Pass a Grille beach.