Governor Haslam Appoints Woodard-Thompson To State Board

Monday, January 21, 2013
Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, Erlanger Health System president and CEO, to the state Board of Appeals for East Tennessee.
Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, Erlanger Health System president and CEO, to the state Board of Appeals for East Tennessee.

Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, Erlanger Health System president and CEO, to the state Board of Appeals for East Tennessee.

In his confirmation letter on Ms. Woodard-Thompson’s appointment, Governor Haslam wrote, “In the thorough, aggressive search for candidates, your individual characteristics and professional qualifications were exceptional among the number of nominees who expressed interest.” 

Ms. Woodard-Thompson was one of only seven Chattanooga area residents to receive a state appointment from the governor this year. Previously she was appointed by former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to serve as a Commissioner with the Tennessee Civil Service Commission.

Immediately before assuming the top position at Erlanger, Woodard-Thompson served the health system as executive vice president and chief operations officer. She also served as Erlanger’s interim CEO from February 2003 through March 2004.

Ms. Woodard-Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Industrial Organization from Spelman College in Atlanta, and a Master of Arts in Economics/Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She is a Chattanooga native.


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