Arts & Business Council to Honor Ronald L. Corbin with Esteemed Martha Rivers Ingram Arts Visionary Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2019) – Each year, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville honors a Nashville resident for their inspiring leadership and patronage of the arts with its Martha Rivers Ingram Arts Visionary Award. This year, the deserving honoree is Ronald L. Corbin, a long-time Nashville business leader and arts supporter.

Corbin’s friends, family, and colleagues from his many business endeavors as well as his arts and community leadership activities will gather at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center War Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, April 24, for a lunch reception to celebrate his significant volunteer and community support work.

“As someone who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to advance Greater Nashville’s arts and culture, we are thrilled to spotlight Mr. Corbin with this prestigious award,” said Jill McMillan, Arts & Business Council Executive Director. “He is an ardent patron of the arts as well as an instrumental business leader in the region, making him the perfect choice for this year’s Ingram Arts Visionary Award.”

Previous Ingram Arts Visionary Award winners include: Earl Swensson, Denny Bottorf, Walter Knestrick, Steve & Jay Turner, Shirley Zeitlin, and Dr. Bob Fisher.

This luncheon reception and award ceremony is by invitation only. Attendees and supporters are invited to donate in honor of Ron Corbin to the Arts & Business Council, which works to cultivate Nashville’s creative community. For more information about the event, please call (615) 460-8274 or email

Corporate sponsors of this event include Earl Swensson Associates, Cumberland Trust, and Studio Bank.

About Ron Corbin

Ronald L. Corbin is a nationally recognized leader with a track record of achievement in business, civic, and nonprofit organizations, and understands that consumers expect businesses and their leaders to be partners in building communities. He generated long-term growth and profit including industry-leading market share growth as Field Vice President for the Southern Region of the Allstate Insurance Company, a $1.6 billion division of the largest publicly traded auto and personal property insurer in America. He currently leads his investment firm, RBBC Holdings, and his roles today vary from startup investor to board director to philanthropic leader. Corbin has long been an influential voice, serving on multiple boards including the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, Adventure Science Center, 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, where he just stepped down as chairman. He’s been a key player in the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, particularly its efforts on public education. Most recently, Corbin is a founding board member for Studio Bank. He has been recognized by state, local, and national organizations for personal and professional leadership including Dollars and Sense Magazine, the Public Relations Society of America, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame.