Keep Tennessee Beautiful Hires New Executive Director

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Melissa “Missy” Marshall
Melissa “Missy” Marshall

Keep Tennessee Beautiful announces that Melissa “Missy” Marshall has assumed the position of executive director of the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc.  Ms. Marshall comes to KTnB with more than 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Since 1995, Ms. Marshall has held several executive positions, serving as legislative liaison for eight state departments, nine commissioners and on the teams of three governors. Prior to her recent appointment, Ms. Marshall served nine years as director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities.

“I am honored to be selected to lead the KTnB organization,” Ms. Marshall said. “I am looking forward to meeting with and hearing from the state affiliates and local communities on how we can better assist them. I am grateful to be working with such dedicated and knowledgeable staff, board members and local affiliates.  I feel privileged to be able to serve the citizens of Tennessee in this capacity.”

KTnB is a public service agency funded by the Beverage Association, Malt Beverage Association and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Together, TDOT and KTnB are committed to making Tennessee a cleaner, greener and healthier state. TDOT and KTnB partner on initiatives to educate and encourage Tennesseans to take responsibility for improving their communities and the environment. 

For more information, visit www.keeptnbeautiful.org


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