External Affairs Committee

Ms. Leigh Shockey was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by Governor Bill Haslam, representing the at-large seat for West Tennessee.

In 1998, Shockey became the Chairman & CEO of Drexel Chemical Company.  She was Manager of International Operations from 1989 until 1998 and was in international sales prior to 1998.  

Leigh Shockey

Dr. MaryLou Apple was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to represent the 6th congressional district, completing the term recently vacated.  She has 37 years of service with the Tennessee Board of Regents system – first with Walters State Community College as an associate professor of nursing, dean, and eventually vice president for Academic Affairs, and later as president of Motlow State Community College (2006-2015).

MaryLou Apple

Danni B. Varlan was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents on September 29, 2010, representing the second congressional district and was reappointed to serve a second term in 2013.

Danni B. Varlan

Mike Krause serves as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.

Mike Krause

Joey Hatch was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by Governor Bill Haslam in 2017, representing the 7th congressional district. 

Before retirement, Hatch served as Skanska USA's Executive Vice President/General Manager in the Midwest United States, overseeing offices in Tennessee and Ohio.

Joey Hatch
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