Shane Hooper was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents to represent the fourth congressional district. Shane is President/CEO of the Shelbyville-Bedford Partnership, a local economic development organization focusing on industrial recruitment and retention, workforce development, and community development. He graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School and Lipscomb University. After graduation, he served his country as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Shane earned a Master's in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi.
In 2012, the Governor of Mississippi appointed Shane to serve on the MS Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board, representing the Third (Northern) Supreme Court District for nine years. The MS IHL sets policy for all eight public universities; three R1 research universities, three historically Black universities, two regional universities, and the University of MS Medical Center, the state's only level one trauma center. While on the board, he served on numerous committees and was President of the Board from 2018 to 2019.
Active in the community, Mr. Hooper is a member of the Lipscomb University Board of Directors and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Association. He is the past president of the Tupelo Rotary Club, past president of the Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls, and past president of United Way of Northeast Mississippi. He has also served as the Planning and Property division chair for the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and the Economic Development division chair for CDF. Past board member seats include North Mississippi Medical Center, Good Samaritan Free Clinic, Sanctuary Hospice House, and North Mississippi Health Care Foundation.
Shane and his wife Sarah have two sons, Christopher and Channing, and one daughter, Ellabess.