Megan Barry

United States

Megan Barry Bio

Who is Megan Barry

American businesswoman and politician, Megan Barry was the seventh and first female mayor of Nashville and Davidson County, a post she held from 2015 until March 6, 2018. She engaged in an extramarital affair with city top police security officer.

Early Life (Childhood)

She graduated from Notre Dame de Sion School. She later received a degree in elementary education from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. She then got her MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Interesting Facts

Barry has played a significant role in the civic life. She served on the boards of the Center for Nonprofit Management, the YWCA, the Belcourt Theatre and the Nashville Repertory Theatre, and as an advisory board member for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. Her annual salary was $74,864.52 in 2015 which rapidly increase up to $77, 118 in 2016. Eventually, in 2017, she got paid a yearly salary of $80,639.52

Personal Life

She is the wife of Bruce Barry, a professor Vanderbilt University. The couple met when she was at the Owen Graduate School of Management. Their only child, Max, died of drug overdose in Denver, Colorado at 22 years old.


For her professional excellence and contributed personal time and energy to improve the quality of life for others, she won national award for a woman in leadership.


Megan Barry admitted in two years of her extramarital affair with 58 years old, Police Sergeant Robert Forrest Jr.; Their relationship started in the spring of 2016. She resigned from the post of mayor in March 2018.