Four area business people join WestStar Board of Trustees
Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 2:54 pm
WCP 9.7.10 Four area business people have been named to the WestStar Board of Trustees. Serving three-year terms through 2013 are Joe Barker, Dr. Tom Payne, James Ross and Emily Sullivan.
Barker is a 1997 WestStar graduate from Hardin County. He is the executive director of Southwest Tennessee Development District in Jackson.
Payne is a 2005 WestStar graduate from Weakley County. He is the Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Ross is a 2004 WestStar graduate from Madison County. He is the chief operating officer of West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson.
Sullivan is a 2002 WestStar graduate from Gibson County. She is the director of energy services and economic development at Gibson Electric Membership Corporation in Trenton.
They join 15 other trustees in shaping the future of WestStar at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Celebrating its 21st year, WestStar serves the 21 counties of West Tennessee and is the state’s oldest and largest regional leadership development program.
For more information about WestStar, contact Virginia Grimes, coordinator, at 731-881-7298.