The Tennessee Economic Development Council announced its board officers for 2013-2014. The officers were elected by the membership at TEDC’s annual fall conference held in Brentwood, Tn.
Andrew Lawson, consultant-Field Operations, TVA, was named TEDC’s East Tennessee dDirector for a two-year term, from 2013 to 2015.
The full roster of new officers is:
President, Gary Farlow, president and CEO, Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, James Fenton, executive director, Gallatin Economic Development Agency
Secretary/Treasurer, Mandy White, vice president of Economic Development, Jackson Chamber
Immediate Past President, Spencer Sessions, senior project manager for TVA Economic Development
East Tennessee Representative Andrew Lawson, consultant-Field Operations, TVA
Middle Tennessee Representative Rod Kirk, assistant vice president, Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council
West Tennessee Representative Allen Hester, president and CEO, Dyersburg Chamber of Commerce
SEDC Director GC Hixson, executive director, Joint Economic & Community Development Board of Wilson County
State Liaison Kingsley Brock, assistant commissioner of Business Development, TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development
TEDC is a statewide organization for both public and private sector professionals involved in economic development. TEDC provides professional development opportunities for its 364 members and works with state officials to maintain an attractive business environment in Tennessee.