Workforce Development Committee

Ms. Reid was appointed by Governor Bill Lee on July 31, 2020, to serve as the non-voting faculty regent for 2020-2021 and will move into the voting faculty regent seat for 2021-2022.  She has been the instructor at the TCAT-Crossville since 2015.  Prior to that she was Employment Security Manager and Career Specialist with the Department of Labor & Workforce in Crossville, Tennessee.  In 2004-2008, Ms.

Wand Reid

Clifford Thompson was appointed to serve as the Student Regent for the 2021 – 2022 term. Thompson is an Automotive Technician student at TCAT Hohenwald.  At the time of his appointment, he had completed two trimesters of the Automotive Technology Program, earning certificates within the program.  He aspires to be a Service Advisor and then Automotive Service Manager for one of the area automotive dealerships.  Thompson is presently scheduling to sit for his ASE Service Writer Exam, which will further qualify his educational experience.

Mr. Mark H. George was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve as the West Tennessee At-large representative.  George is the Chairman of IMC Companies. He started the company as Intermodal Cartage in 1982 with one truck and one driver. Over the last 38 years, IMC Companies has become the nation’s largest marine drayage provider with over 2,500 team members and truck terminals in every major ocean port and rail terminal in the United States. Additionally, he serves as a board member of the American Trucking Association and is the ViceChair of the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference.

Nisha Powers was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve as the 8th congressional district representative.  She is President of Powers Hill Design, LLC – a civil engineering firm that she established in 2005, located in Downtown Memphis.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and has worked in the engineering community in Memphis since 1997.

Miles Burdine was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents on December 14, 2017, by Governor Bill Haslam to fill the 1st congressional district seat and was reappointed for another six year term by Governor Bill Lee.

Burdine is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee, and is the President and CEO of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.  One of the chamber's main focus efforts under Burdine's leadership for many years has been education and workforce development. 

Miles A. Burdine

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

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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