Pete Bird has served as president and chief executive officer of the Frist Foundation since 2002.
In the 1970s, he was city editor of The Jackson Sun newspaper in West Tennessee before becoming business news editor of the Nashville Banner. Bird is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, serves on the boards of the Center for Nonprofit Management and The HCA Foundation, and is treasurer of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Foundation. He is also a past chairman of the board of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
Bird holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and did post-graduate study at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.