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The Office of Corporate Relations

The Corporate Relations team looks forward to assisting members of the Vanderbilt community and representatives from corporations and foundations in the pursuit of meaningful, strategic partnerships.  Please contact us to discuss how we can help.

Name Phone
Barbara Blackford
Executive Director, Corporate Relations
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(615) 936-3824
Ed Thayer
Associate Director
(615) 322-5030
Kelly Bahiraei
Program Coordinator
(615) 322-8657 

For general inquiries, please contact:

Office of Corporate Relations
2525 West End, Suite 450
Nashville, TN 37203-1738
Corporate Relations: (615) 875-4915
Fax: (615) 343-7606

Planning a visit?

The CR office is located at 2525 West End Avenue, directly across from Centennial Park, suite 450. Landmarks include P.F. Chang’s and Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University, which are on the ground floor of the building. More specific directions are available here.