Joe Scarlett and his wife, Dorothy, founded the Scarlett Family Foundation in 2005 to provide college scholarships and educational support to Middle Tennessee students.
Joe spent nearly thirty years in leadership roles with Tractor Supply Company, with most of that time as president and chairman until he retired in 2007. In the early 1980s, he played a key role in the initiative to return the company to profitability, and later led the successful effort to take the company public.
Today, Joe is engaged in teaching, coaching and writing about leadership, working with the Foundation, and striving to improve Tennessee. He serves as chairman of the Scarlett Hotel Group and vice-chairman of the Beacon Center of Tennessee. Joe and his family have called Middle Tennessee home for almost 40 years.