Andrew Lawson Of TVA Named East Tennessee Director Of Statewide Economic Development Council

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Andrew Lawson
Andrew Lawson

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.


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