Jay Henry Of Shaw Industries Named Newest Board Of Directors Member At GNTC

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Pete McDonald (left), president of GNTC, congratulates Jay Henry (right), director of Operations Support at Shaw Industries, for becoming the newest member of GNTC’s Board of Directors.
Pete McDonald (left), president of GNTC, congratulates Jay Henry (right), director of Operations Support at Shaw Industries, for becoming the newest member of GNTC’s Board of Directors.

James K. (Jay) Henry, director of Operations Support at Shaw Industries, was sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest board of directors member by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus.

Mr. Henry has worked with Shaw Industries for over 20 years, with the past five years serving as director of Operations Support. He leads a very diverse group of corporate-level engineering, automation, energy, waste, and manufacturing-related functions to support operations, marketing, and sustainability processes across the enterprise. He previously served as the director of Samples Operations, in various manufacturing management positions, and as a management trainee, systems engineer.

Mr. Henry is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and lives in Ringgold with his wife Sandra and three children. He serves as a deacon and youth Sunday School teacher for his church and manages a youth traveling baseball team.

Georgia Northwestern’s board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board policy. The local board is comprised of 16 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties). State board policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.

Listed are members of GNTC’s Board of Directors showing the board member’s name, county, place of employment, and title:

  • Brian Anderson, Whitfield, Dalton/Whitfield Chamber of Commerce, president and CEO
  • Mary Sib Banks, Floyd, News Publishing Company, vice president of Community Relations
  • Brent Box, M.D., Gordon, Gordon Hospital, chief hospitalist
  • Vann Brown, Whitfield, ArrowStar, LLC president
  • Paul Ferguson, M.D., Floyd, retired physician, Harbin Clinic
  • Randall Fox, Gordon, Fox Systems, Inc., president and general manager
  • Penny Grigg, Walker, Nissin Brake, HR manager
  • Jay Henry, Catoosa, Shaw Industries, director, Operations Support
  • Anne Kaiser, Floyd, Georgia Power, vice-president, Northwest Region
  • Andrew Kearton, Whitfield, IVC US, Inc., vice-president, Manufacturing
  • Jimmy Lester, Polk, J.L. Lester and Son, president
  • Todd Murphy, Polk, The HON Company, vice-president, general manager
  • Brittany Pittman, Murray, Murray County, commissioner
  • Dr. Vickie Reed, Murray, Murray County School System, superintendent
  • Scott Tucker, Chattooga, United Community Bank, president
  • Dr. Phillip Williams, Chattooga, Trion City Schools, superintendent

Mr.  Murphy currently serves as chairman of GNTC’s board of directors and Mr. Anderson is the current vice-chairman of the board.


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