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Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
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P.O. Box 574
Waynesboro, TN 38485
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Board of Directors
Roger Smith (President)- owner of The Roger Smith Agency in Waynesboro, a full-service insurance agency. Roger is a native of Clifton and a graduate of Frank Hughes School. He met his lovely wife Sadonna, a resident of Collinwood, during a local high school game. They now reside in Waynesboro with their beautiful daughters Chesney and Kennedy. Roger is a member of Waynesboro First Baptist Church, Rotary Club of Waynesboro, and was recently elected Chairman of the Erie Life Agency Task Force.
John Hickman, (Vice President)- Waynesboro City Manager
Charlotte Smith (Secretary)- Wayne County UT Extension Agent. Agent. After graduating from MTSU in May 2011, Charlotte Smith moved to Wayne County for a career with UT Extension. Through UT Extension, Charlotte works with youth in 4-H and adults through Family and Consumer Sciences. Originally from Dickson County, she transferred her membership from the Dickson Civitan Club to the Wayne County Civitan Club. She is also actively involved in other areas of the community getting involved in what comes her way.
Sheila Holder (Treasurer)- employee of Bank of Waynesboro -Sheila Holder has worked with The Bank of Waynesboro for 13 years. She has resided in Wayne County since age 3. Sheila is married to Willie Holder, Jr. and they have two children, Colton, age 18 and Camryn, age 9. Sheila graduated from Wayne County High School in 1989 and attended Middle Tennessee State University. She began working at Emeraldís Restaurant at age 15 and worked there until she began working for The Bank of Waynesboro in 1995. For a short time, 2001-2004, she worked in the flooring industry, but returned to The Bank of Waynesboro in 2004. She has worked in various departments throughout the bank and is currently the bank secretary. She is looking forward to serving on your Chamber Board of Directors for a second term, and would be delighted to be of service to you.
Gila Collie- Collinwood City Manager
Sarah Cook- Eagle Creek Frame Shop- after 38 years of teaching, Sarah now owns and operates Eagle Creek Frame Shop with her husband, Earl. She continues to substitute teach and tutor students after school. In addition to her contributions to hundreds of schoolchildren over the years, she has been active in the Clifton United Methodist Church, adding her lovely voice to the choir. She is a member of the Allied Arts Club in Waynesboro where she served as president for two years. Sarah has served on the Hospital Board, the Board of the Natchez Trace Maternity Center, and the Boards of the Wayne County and Clifton Chambers of Commerce. Twice she has served as President of the Clifton Rotary, and you will see her busy working at Cliftonís Horseshoe River Bend Festival and Eagle Creek Fire Hallís Friday night fish fries. Sarah was honored as the Wayne County Chamber of Commerceís Person of the Year in 2006.
Joani Daniel- Peoples Bank, Waynesboro- a resident of Collinwood, Joani has lived in Wayne County for 48 years. She has been married to Alan Daniel for 30 years and has two daughters, Alana Sanders who works at the Wayne County Court House for the tax assessor and the trustee, and Lesley Daniel who attends South Carolina Upstate University in Spartanburg, SC. She and Alan are also the proud grandparents of Dyllan and Drake. Joani graduated from Collinwood High School in 1979. During school, she worked at the local coffee shop Melvinís Dairy Bar. After graduation, she went to work at the Wayne County Board of Education as a secretary. Her second job offer was with First Federal Savings and Loan in Waynesboro working for Mr. Joe W. Butler, Jr. This was the beginning of a rewarding career in the banking industry. She worked for First Federal for 10 yrs when it was taken over by FDIC, during the 80ís when all the Savings and Loans were closing. After First Federal was sold to Wayne County Bank, Joani went to work for Bank of Waynesboro and worked there for another 10 years. In 2000 she moved from banking to insurance and worked for Wayne County Farm Bureau before being offered a position at Peoples Bank. She has now worked for Peoples Bank nine years. " I love the people of Wayne County and hope to someday enjoy retirement life on our farm in south Wayne County."
Darrell Holt- Wayne County Bank
Mike McClanahan, Clifton City Manager Mike McClanahan has been the City Manager of Clifton, Tennessee since July 2012. He holds a Bachelorís degree in history and political science from Northern Kentucky University, and a Masterís Degree from George Mason University in public administration. Mike is community oriented, and has been working in local government since he was 16 years old. Originally from Kentucky, Mike was a Budget Officer for the City of Alexandria, Virginia and managed a $68 million portfolio before moving to the area. His wife, Kaitlyn McClanahan, is a staff writer for the Wayne County News. They have been married since 2011.
John McDonald- owner of 4 Mac Machining, Inc. and a resident of Wayne County for 46 years. Growing up, John thought hunting and fishing would be his future career but all things change. John is a graduate of Wayne County High School and completed machine shop classes at Columbia State Community College and Hohenwald Tech. Johnís achievements have always been connected to GOD, family and staying on track toward the goals he has set. John presently owns 4MAC Machining, Inc., a successful family owned and operated machine shop with seven employees. John serves his community as 3rd District County Commissioner and has been a drag racing enthusiast for more than 28 years. Hunting and fishing will come during his retirement years!
Brenda Rose- ERA Crunk Real Estate Realtor since 2006. Raised in Waynesboro West End neighborhood and graduate of WCHS, Alverson Draughon Business College and Columbia State Community College. Brenda's work experience began at age 15 at Helton Drugs and Barnett Motor Co., in Waynesboro. After college she worked at Preston Carroll Construction Company. Living in Nashville for several years, her career included bookstore management, fundraising for non-profit organizations and the entertainment industry. Brenda was Event Planner and Executive Director for the Mark Collie Celebrity Race and Diabetes Foundation for 10 years. Her son and daughter are Belmont University graduates and settled in their careers. When she moved back to Hardins Creek, she enrolled in real estate school with a goal of having her desk looking out at the Tennessee River. Her husband, Clark, was her mentor and encouraged her to pursue real estate as a career. Brenda is owner of Highway 64 Records, helps manage a family farm, and spends time with her grandchildren. She is a member of National Association of REALTORS, Southern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS, Association for Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities, Americana Music Association, Military Order of Purple Heart, and a JDRF Advocate. ďI love and appreciate the people of Wayne County and look forward to serving on the Chamber Board of Directors.Ē
Dorothye McGrath, Wayne County Welcome Center Coordinator. Dorothye moved from Georgia to Collinwood, Tennessee in December 2004. She is the coordinator at the Wayne County Welcome Center and is a past Collinwood City Commissioner. Dorothye, originally from Montana, traveled with her family and lived in many areas of the country. During this time she worked in a variety of business ventures, culminating with her own business, Metro Business Planners, in Atlanta, Georgia from which she retired in 1999. Dorothye has three sons, two grand-daughters and one great grand-daughter.
Jason Rich, Wayne County Executive
Rena' Purdy, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Prior to employment with the chamber, Rena' was an employee of ATSA (A. Tomlinson/Sims Advertising) , an advertising and public relations firm in Florence Alabama. She is a graduate of Columbia State Community College and The University of North Alabama. Rena' holds an A.S. (General Studies) and a B.S. (Communications) with an emphasis in public relations. Additional studies include completion of the Basic Economic Development Course at the University of Tennessee and is a graduate of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives Institute. As executive director, she plays an active role in community discussions to keep better informed of issues pertaining to Wayne County and the surrounding region. Areas of involvement include the JECDB, Tennessee River Trails Association, Natchez Trace Compact, Nashville's Trace Trail, Americana Music Triangle Association, Rotary Club of Waynesboro, South Central Tennessee Railroad Authority and the Wayne County Welcome Center. Rena' is a member of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance board and the South Central Tennessee Tourism Association board. Rena' can always be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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