Stuart Dill has been named Director of the newly-created Vanderbilt University Medical Center Office of Engagement. Dill has served as the Medical Center’s entertainment industry liaison since 2015.
As Director of Engagement, Dill will continue his work with the entertainment industry and will serve as the institutional leader focusing on internal and external community engagement, including new strategies to build upon VUMC’s philanthropic mission. The new role creates additional opportunities for Dill to develop and strengthen partnerships between VUMC and the entertainment industry, including professionals in music, athletics and the performing arts.
“The definition of a true community is a group of people who care for one another – who engage with one another. Nashville is so unique to have two internationally renowned communities – healthcare and entertainment, and both revolve around engagement. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work in the awe-inspiring VUMC community that strives daily to connect and deepen our relationships and engagement in our community, nation and world,” Dill said.
Prior to joining VUMC, Dill was a 30-year music industry veteran and artist manager who worked with Minnie Pearl, Freddy Fender, Dwight Yoakam, Jo Dee Messina, Rodney Crowell, The Wreckers, Sister Hazel, Laura Bell Bundy, Point of Grace, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many others. He also authored the novel, “Murder on Music Row,” that won the Independent Book Publishers (IPPY) Award’s Gold Medal in 2012.