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


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