Mary Morgan Ketchel is a native of Nashville and a graduate of the Harpeth Hall School. She graduated from the University of Mississippi, and started her career in the office of US Senator Bill Frist, in Washington, DC. During her time in Washington, Mary Morgan earned a graduate certificate in Event Management from George Washington University. Paul and Mary Morgan met in the Senate and have been married for 19 years. Their two children Jack (12) and Chase (11) both attend Oak Hill School.
Professionally, while in Washington, Mary Morgan launched a career in political fundraising and event management, raising funds for political candidates, campaigns, and organizations. As a writer, Mary Morgan has served as a lifestyle editor for Culture and Leisure Magazine, contributed regularly to Atlanta Season Magazine, and Today’s Homes Magazine, and has contributed to several other lifestyle publications. In July 2020 she launched Camilla Can Vote, an historical fiction for children, published by Simon and Shuster.
For almost two decades she has been involved with the Friends organization at Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Mary Morgan serves as co-director for Nashville’s chapter of Flashes Of Hope.
Mary Morgan also enjoys supporting the strong and growing arts community in Middle Tennessee. Mary Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Ballet. In 2016 she co-chaired Nashville Ballet’s 30th-anniversary Ballet Ball which was the largest and most financially successful Ballet Ball to date. She oversaw the first televised production of the ballet ball. In 2016 and 2017 she worked with Oz Arts to plan "Conversations at Oz”. Mary Morgan brought area philanthropists together for the "Real Social Media" event, which recognized local publications for excellence in social and charitable event coverage. The event benefitting Belmont Mansion was Belmont’s largest and most lively! She is a member of Cheekwood's Swan Ball Committee, as co-chair of security, and has co-chaired both the Swan Song and Swan Sale committees. She co-chaired Wine and Wildflowers, was on the committee that developed Hyballs and Hydrangeas, and chaired two years of Cheekwood’s Breakfast With Santa. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Nashville where she served as a council member and as co-chairman of JLN's Celebrity Tour of Kitchens. Mary Morgan is a graduate of the Young Leaders Council, with a board internship at Cheekwood. With the Nashville Symphony, she has served on Symphony Ball committees and was co-chair of the Symphony Guild fashion show. Mary Morgan has co-chaired the Harvest Moon Ball for Second Harvest. In 2019 she served on the committee for the McNeilly Center fundraiser. She has used her time and energy to support the local Chi Omega Alumni chapter. She is an active parent volunteer at the Oak Hill School, and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Nashville.
Mary Morgan loves to say thank you and to give back! She is honored to support and participate in the vibrant growth of our community.