Men Making a Difference in Hendersonville 10

Meet 4 Area Male Movers + Shakers

Scotty Bush – Fire Chief, Hendersonville Fire Department

Scotty Bush joined the Hendersonville Fire Department in 1990, serving as both firefighter and paramedic. Since then, he was promoted to senior firefighter, captain and then division chief before being named fire chief in 2015.

Given the demanding nature of his job, he has little free time. However, when not on duty, he likes to work out and spend time with his wife and his dogs. He also volunteers for local community events.

He is proud to be a firefighter.

“I love being there for friends, family and people that I don’t even know in their time of need.”


Del Phillips, Ph.D. – Director of Schools, Sumner County Tennessee

Del Phillips, Ph.D., was born to be an educator, having come from a family in which both of his parents were teachers. After serving as principal, athletics director and superintendent, he became Sumner County’s director of schools in 2011. Since his arrival, he has continually bolstered the school system, including achieving stable budgets, addressing facilities issues and expanding educational opportunities.

He is very active in community organizations, holding leadership positions in Rotary Club, the United Way and the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce. During his rare periods of downtime, he follows high school and college athletics and is an avid hunter.


Lelan Statom – Meteorologist and Daily Cohost, News Channel 5

Since joining Nashville’s NewsChannel 5 in 1993, Lelan Statom has become an Emmy Award-winning television personality known throughout Middle Tennessee. He currently serves as the station’s senior meteorologist as well as the co-host of the midday show “Talk of the Town.”

He is involved with numerous community organizations, including the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, the Boy Scouts of America and Cornerstone Financial Credit Union. He has also participated in Taste of Hendersonville, the Gallatin Shalom Zone dinner and the Garlands & Glitter Fashion Show.

Lelan and his family are proud to call Hendersonville home, having resided here since 2005.


Dana Williams – Member of Country Music group Diamond Rio

Dana Williams is a lifelong musician, having first performed at the age of 7. Over the years, he performed with many musicians before joining the country music group Diamond Rio. Since then, the group has experienced great success, including recently celebrating its 20th year as Grand Ole Opry members.

Along with his musical career, he is co-owner of a local boutique, the Trendy Trunk, with his wife, Deanna. When not helping with the business, he enjoys boating and flying drones.

He is passionate about Hendersonville, saying “We have everything here that you could possibly need.”