Habitat For Humanity Taps Engineer And Developer To Join Its Board Of Directors

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga elected Marcus Jones to its board of directors to support the organization’s ongoing effort to build affordable, energy-efficient homes and promote neighborhood development in the Greater Chattanooga area, officials said. 

Mr. Jones is an engineer and principle project manager for Tennessee Valley Authority. In addition, Mr. Jones is the president and CEO of Magnolia Developments, LLC. "He will apply his leadership, technical, and neighborhood development expertise to advance the mission of Habitat for Humanity," officials said.

A native of Mississippi, Mr. Jones earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Mississippi. He is a certified project management professional and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

“We are thrilled to have Marcus join our board”, said David Butler, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area. “His technology and industry insight coupled with business and leadership experience will be a valuable addition to the Habitat board.”

Other community leaders serving on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors include Catharine Bahner Daniels, Derrick DePriest, Randy Drummer, Jim Ford, Veronica Herrera, Mark Hite, Drew Hibbard, Beverly Johnson, Barbara Marter, Don McDowell, Linda Mines, James Moreland, Ron Morris, Craig Smith, David Wade, Jennifer Whitaker, Lebron Womack, and Dave Worland.
At work in Chattanooga since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the Chattanooga area by working with financial partners and volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable homes for low income families. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga’s corporate partners, volunteers, and families have built 271 homes providing more than 1,000 women, men, and children with the joy and security of Habitat homeownership. For more information about the ministry of Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habichatt.org.




Family-Owned Collier Construction Expands, Hires CFO For New Position

Collier Construction announced the hiring of  Richard L. Roberts as its chief financial officer. Establishing this position and recruiting Mr. Roberts are the result of the organization’s continued expansion to meet the Chattanooga community’s need for homes that exemplify the best in quality and design. Mr. Roberts has over 30 years of experience in the corporate, ... (click for more)

Hamilton County WWTA And City Of Collegedale Enter Into Interlocal Agreement

The Hamilton County WWTA and the City of Collegedale have been in discussions to negotiate an interlocal agreement that would address issues created when the City of Chattanooga returned ownership of the Collegedale pump station to the City of Collegedale.   The Hamilton County WWTA and the City of Collegedale successfully worked through those isses and entered into ... (click for more)

Man And Woman Killed In Sunday Morning Murder/Suicide At Hixson Gas Station

A man and a woman were killed in a Sunday morning murder/homicide at a gas station in Hixson. The shooting was shortly after 10 a.m. at a Shell station at Hixson Pike and Brookaire.  Upon arrival, police located Kimberly Phillips, 48, lying in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.  Also in the same parking lot, officers located Frederick Tragresser, 47, ... (click for more)

$2,060,705 Tennessee Cash Jackpot Won In South Pittsburg Friday Night

A Tennessee Cash player in South Pittsburg won a near-record jackpot of $2,060,705 on  Friday  night. A Knoxville Powerball player won $50,000  Saturday  night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed. The  $315.3 million ... (click for more)

Brown V. Board (1954) 64 Years Late: Our Schools At A Crossroads

May 17, 1954 is a date forever etched upon the annals of American history because on that pivotal day the Supreme Court would affirm in the decision of Brown v. Board (1954). “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This ruling overturned the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Same Family Tree

When it was learned the UnifiEd Foundation was a left-wing crowd of political organizers rather than a group with the sole intent of bettering public education in Hamilton County, several other liberal groups fell under scrutiny and it is uncanny how many of the same few people are intertwined in a county of 360,000 people. Or, as one critic succinctly said, “They are all from ... (click for more)