Mintha Roach is President and CEO of Knoxville Utilities Board. She serves on the Boards of Home Federal Bank; East Tennessee Economic Development Agency; Innovation Valley, Inc.; UTK College of Business Administration, Advisory Council to the Dean; UT Foundation; Volunteer Ministry Center; the Knoxville Zoo, and United Way of Greater Knoxville (serving as Chair of the Greater Knoxville 2008 campaign and currently serving as Chair of Women of Tocqueville). She has served on other Boards including serving as Chair of the Board of Leadership Knoxville and is a member of the Executive Women's Association and the Tennessee Women's Forum.
Chief Justice Gary Wade
The Honorable Gary R. Wade is the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He was an Associate Justice on the Court from 2006 to September 1, 2012, when he was sworn in as Chief Justice. Before being elevated to the Supreme Court, he was on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from 1987 to 2006, serving as Presiding Judge of that court from 1998 to 2006.
Bill Purcell has spent more than 30 years in law, public service, and higher education. During his eight-year tenure as Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee (1999-2007) the city saw unprecedented economic expansion, an increase in Metro school funding of more than 50 percent, and the development and preservation of more than 26,000 affordable housing units. He was elected to his second term as mayor by a record-setting 84.8 percent of the vote. Purcell's accomplishments as a civic leader earned him "Public Official of the Year" honors in 2006 by Governing Magazine. During his tenure Nashville was ranked as the number one city for corporate headquarters and twice ranked as the hottest city in America for expansion and relocation of business.
Mark Emkes was born in Urbana, Ill., on Feb. 16, 1953. At the age of two, he moved with his family to Seymour, Ind., where he continues to hold strong ties to the community.
He graduated from Indiana's DePauw University in 1975 with a B.A. in economics. In 1976, he earned his MBA degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, located in Glendale, Ariz.
Alberto R. Gonzales served as the 80th Attorney General of the United States from 2005-2007. President George W. Bush appointed Judge Gonzales to lead the Department of Justice, stating that "Al has been a model of courage and character to his fellow citizens. I've witnessed his integrity, his decency, his deep dedication to the cause of justice. Now he will advance that cause as the Attorney General and ensure that more Americans have the opportunity to achieve their dreams."
Bryan Jordan is Chairman, President, and CEO of First Horizon National Corporation, a $26 billion-asset, 4,300-employee financial services company whose core businesses are First Tennessee Bank and FTN Financial.
Jordan, who was previously First Horizon's CFO, has 24 years of financial services industry experience. Before joining First Horizon, he was CFO at Regions Financial Corporation. His experience also includes positions at Wachovia (formerly First Union Corporation) and KPMG. In 2012, Jordan was reappointed to the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve.
Since 2001, Gary Shorb has served as President and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Gary joined MLH in 1990 as Executive Vice President. Before his tenure with Methodist, he served as President of the Regional Medical Center in Memphis for four years. His community service is extensive, serving on the boards of Memphis Tomorrow, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce – where he served as 2005 Board Chairman – the Memphis Bioworks Foundation, the University of Memphis Board of Visitors, current Chairman of the Overton Park Conservancy and on Executive Committee of Tennessee Business Roundtable. He is also on the board of publicly traded Board of Mid-America Apartment Communities (MAA).
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam named Mark Cate his Chief of Staff in July 2012. Previously he served in the Governor's cabinet as Special Assistant and Policy Advisor. Prior to that, Cate served as Campaign Manager for the Bill Haslam for Governor Campaign from June 2009 to the Governor's election in November 2010.
Larry Martin joined the Governor's office in May 2012 to work with DOHR for the implementation of the Tennessee Excellence and Accountability Management (TEAM) Act, which included a comprehensive review of compensation and benefits throughout state government.
William (Bill) F. Hagerty, IV was sworn in as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development by Gov. Bill Haslam on January 15, 2011. As head of the state agency primarily responsible for job creation in Tennessee, Bill is on leave from Hagerty Peterson, LLC, a merchant bank and private equity firm he founded.
Rebecca Hunter serves as a member of Governor Bill Haslam's cabinet as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Resources. Prior to this appointment, she spent six years as the Director of Human Resources for Hamilton County Government in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and held management positions in governmental finance for over 25 years.
As Counsel to the Governor, Herbert Slatery is responsible for coordinating the legal affairs of the Executive Branch for the Governor and advising the Governor on legal and other matters on a day-to-day basis. He assists in the development, drafting and implementation of legislation, and oversees the Governor’s relations with the Judiciary, the Attorney General and Reporter, and the District Attorneys General. He also assists the Governor in judiciary appointments and reviews requests for executive clemency.