Tennessee Chamber Of Commerce And Industry 2013 Board Of Directors

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, at its December board meeting, formally approved the following members as 2013 board of directors and officers for the state chamber:

Officers:
Chairman:  William N. Ozier, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC
Immediate Past Chair:  Scott E. Becker, Nissan North America
Treasurer:  David Locke, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee * Newly Appointed
General Counsel:  Steven Taylor, FedEx

East Region:
Devon E.
Allen, Tennessee American Water Company *Newly Appointed
Larry Brede, Energy Solution
Diana Bullock, Electric Power Board of Chattanooga
Jon Carley, Snap-On Tools
Elliott Moore, Mountain States Health Alliance
David Ogle, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
Parker Smith, Eastman Chemical Company
Kevin Triplett, Bristol Motor Speedway & Dragway
Richard Walters, Whirlpool Corporation

Middle Region:
Jeff Bates, TA Staffing
Loren Chumley, KPMG, LLP
Patrik Mayer, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Keith Miles, McNeely, Pigott & Fox Public Relations
Michael Morrison, Caterpillar, Inc.
Mary Neil Price, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Rhedona Rose, Tennessee Farm Bureau * Newly Appointed
Michael Stagg, Waller
John Walker, Walker Die Casting * Newly Appointed

West Region
Josh Brown, Pfizer, Inc.
Larry Denbrock, ASSA ABLOY Door Group
Greerson McMullen, ServiceMaster Corporation
Curtis Person, Comcast
Pat Riley, Tennessee Gas Association
Bry Roberson, EnSafe, Inc.
Steven Taylor, FedEx
Lisa Wheeler, Valero Memphis Refinery
Rebecca White, LyondellBasell Industries * Newly Appointed

At Large
Dave Broemel, Burr & Forman LLP * Newly Appointed
Eddie Davidson, Piedmont Natural Gas * Newly Appointed
Beth Fortune, Vanderbilt University * Newly Appointed
Thomas Iles, John Deere Power Products
Teresa Lewis, Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services
David Locke, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee * Newly Appointed
Don McClellan, Brown Forman/Jack Daniel Distillery
James Mulroy, Jackson Lewis LLP
Max Shilstone, Clean Line Energy * Newly Appointed


Alexander: Energy Committee Approval Of Basic Energy Research Programs, Development Of Supercomputers Will Help Maintain U.S. “Brainpower Advantage”

Senator Lamar Alexander voted Thursday in committee for the bipartisan “Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015,” which passed the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee by a vote of 18 to 4. The bill includes a number of proposals offered by Alexander. Sen. Alexander said: “I commend Chairman Murkowski’s leadership of the Energy committee in crafting a bipartisan ... (click for more)

Supreme Court On Track To Maintain Full Docket

Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee said the Tennessee Supreme Court will continue to serve at the same level of operation while the executive and legislative branches work out the details of appointing and confirming a replacement for retiring Justice Gary R. Wade.  “There have been many occasions with vacancies on this Court before – including in the last decade,” Chief Justice ... (click for more)

Zaxby's To Go In Across From Bass Pro Shop At New I-75 Exit 1 Development In East Ridge

A new Zaxby's will be built across from Bass Pro Shop at I-75's Exit 1 in East Ridge, developer John Healy said Thursday night. He said other restaurants and hotels are also coming to the Jordan Crossing site at the entrance to Camp Jordan Park. Mr. Healy said he hopes to make a "significantly larger" announcement soon. The East Ridge City Council, at a special called meeting, ... (click for more)

Young Man Involved In Incident That Led To A Murder Gets Diversion, Praise For Testifying

A young man who was involved in an incident that led to a murder has been given diversion and praised for testifying against co-defendants. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman said a conviction for facilitation of an aggravated robbery can be expunged if Dustin Hayes gets in no further trouble for six years. The judge said, "We wouldn't be dealing with 40 shootings a year ... (click for more)

The Silence Is Deafening - And Response

In this week’s news cycle we have the international uproar over the killing of Cecil the lion. In the same time most national news outlet refuse to even mention the undercover videos of so call doctors and technicians discussing the harvesting, processing and sale of human baby body parts.  The argument by those liberal, progressive Democrats has been that the “fetus” was ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: They Still Love The ‘Lickers’

When Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fl.) introduced the 2015 version of the “Prevent All Soring Tactics” in Congress this week, he already had a bipartisan crowd of 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats as co-sponsors. That’s hardly amazing. Today there are over 280 organizations, associations, veterinary and animal advocates who vehemently support the legislation, because it is well documented, ... (click for more)