People in History

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Ed Archer

Ed Archer served as a public works consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1984 to 1998.

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Tom Ballard

Tom Ballard served many roles during his time at the Institute for Public Service. He started as one of the first employees at IPS in 1973. He became Executive Director in 1983 and eventually moved up to Assistant Vice President in 1989. In 1994 he became Vice President of IPS. During his time with the institute he saw many changes including the creation of several agencies still active today. Ballard is referred to by his colleagues as someone who made a big difference in how the institute faired and stayed committed to its mission of public service. He retired in 2004.

Click here for Assistant Vice President Chuck Shoopman's thoughts on Tom Ballard's leadership at the Institute for Public Service.

Gary Baskette

Gary Baskette was chief business officer for the Institute for Public Service from 1969 until 2004.

Herbert Bingham

Herbert Jonas Bingham began his long career at the Tennessee Municipal League on May 1, 1946. He was the first executive director and played an integral part in the establishment of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. In his honor, MTAS established the Herbert J. Bingham endowment, which provides support for visiting consultants and other assistance for projects demonstrating a value to Tennessee cities.

Al Biscoe

Al Biscoe served as executive director of the Institute for Public Service. In 1972 he brought on Tom Ballard as manager of information services to have an IPS brochure written, designed and printed. In 1974 he transferred the role of IPS executive director to Bob Hutchison.

Dr. Edward Boling

Dr. Edward (Ed) Boling was the 17th president of the University of Tennessee from 1970 to 1998. He was known as the driving force in the formation of the Institute for Public Service and its connection to the university.

Click here for Dr. Joe Johnson's thoughts on the influence of Dr. Boling in creating IPS. More on Dr. Boling from Dr. Johnson.

Charlotte Brooks

Charlotte Brooks was the executive assistant to former Vice President Tom Ballard. She worked at IPS from 1979 until 2007.

Larry Brothers

Larry Brothers was a management information system specialist in the IPS Central Office.

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Rodney Carmichael

Rodney Carmichael served as executive director of the County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) from 1991 through 2002. He began his career at CTAS as a county field advisor as served as acting executive director before being named executive director in the early 1990s. Prior to joining CTAS, he worked for a decade in the county audit division of the State Comptroller’s office.

Click here for Rodney Carmichael's thoughts on CTAS and public service.

Al Cash

Al Cash was a consultant with the Center for Industrial Services from 1990 until his retirement in 2008.

Smiley Clapp

Smiley Clapp worked for the Center for Industrial Services as a field engineer from 1972 until July 1999.

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Don Darden

Don Darden was a management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1998 until 2010.

Margaret Davis

Margaret Davis served as Robert Hutchison's administrative assistant. Former Center for Government Training Executive Director Gary Mabrey once said about Davis "if she called for something, you knew you'd better have the answer because she was calling for Bob." She worked for UT from 1963 until 1990.

Patricia Clark Davis

at Davis served as a legal specialist with the County Technical Assistance Service and as executive director of the Center for Government Training. She was with IPS from 1980 until 1998.

Keith Duckett

Keith Duckett served as a law enforcement consultant with the County Technical Assistance Service.

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Ron Fults

Ron Fults was a legal specialist with the County Technical Assistance Service, and served as director of legal services during his last 15 years with CTAS. He was with the agency from 1976 until 2007.

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David Hall

David Hall served as executive director for the Center for Industrial Services from 2005 until his retirement in 2008. Before being name executive director he was a consultant for CIS for almost 18 years.

Rueben Harris

Rueben Harris started his career at CIS in 1963 and served as executive director for 21 years. In July 1963 he reported to the office of Robert Hutchison who took him to Nashville the next day and showed him office. Hutchison told him "This is your office. I have assigned an automobile to you. Now, build the program." He was instrumental in the development of the organization and was respected for his vast knowledge of industry. He is known as a great leader and an icon in the history of CIS.

Click here for more on Rueben Harris from Tom Ballard, and here for more from IPS Assistant Vice President Chuck Shoopman.

Ralph Harris

Ralph Harris served as County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) executive director from 1973 through 1975.

Jerry Hartman

Jerry Hartman served as assistant director of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1974 until 1982.

Gary Head

Gary Head was a management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1966 until 1972 and again from 1978 until 1984. According to many MTAS and IPS employees Head was one of the most colorful characters in IPS history.

Johnny Headrick

Johnny Headrick was a county field advisor with the County Technical Assistance Service from 1978 until 2003.

Carol Hewlett

Carol Hewlett served as an information specialist and librarian with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. She worked with MTAS from 1979 to 1999.

Victor Hobday

Victor Hobday is known as the most influential executive director in the history of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. In his 30 years with the agency he was part of many of the changes at MTAS. He served as executive director through three office re-locations and seven other agency creations.

Click here for Armintha Loveday's thoughts on the work ethic of Dr. Hobday and his staff, and here for Tom Ballard discussing Dr. Hobday's career.

Margaret Hoes

Margaret "Maggie" Hoes served as the business assistant for former Executive Director Rueben Harris at the Center for Industrial Services.

Robert S. Hutchison

Robert S. Hutchison began his career with IPS as the director of the Government Industry Law Center. In 1979 he became vice president of IPS. He was known as the grandfather of the institute as is still widely respected and remembered among the staff at IPS.

Click here for more on Robert Hutchison's influential career from Tom Ballard, here for more from Bob Wormsley, and here for more from IPS Assistant Vice President Chuck Shoopman.

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Dr. Mary Jinks

Dr. Mary Jinks became executive director of IPS in 2001 and within a year was promoted to assistant vice president. In 2008, she was named as vice president of public service. She has served as director of operations, as assistant director of the former Center for Government Training, and in other administrative capacities in the institute. Jinks has been associated with the university for more than 20 years.

Dr. Joe Johnson

Dr. Joe Johnson was the 19th president of the University of Tennessee, a position he held from 1990 to 1999. Before his tenure as president he held many positions within the university including executive assistant to UT President Andy Holt. He served UT for a total of 38 years and still remains an active part of the university now serving as President Emeritus.

Ken Joines

Ken Joines was a finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1970 until 1997.

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Phil Keith

Phil Keith was the Chief of Police for the city of Knoxville when the Law Enforcement Innovation Center was established. He was instrumental in moving the center from a Community Policing organization to a regional law enforcement training center.

Jackie Kersch

Jackie Kersch was a public relations consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1968 until 1986.

Frank Kirk

Frank Kirk served as a public works consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. He worked with MTAS from 1969 until 1987.

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Jim Leuty

Jim Leauty served as a finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1973 until 1998.

A.C. Lock

A.C. Lock began his career at the Municipal Technical Assistance Service (MTAS) on September 1, 1965 as an Urban Growth Consultant with an office in Memphis. He then changed roles within MTAS in 1973. Lock spent 25 years with MTAS giving assistance to over 160 cities in West Tennessee. He retired on August 31, 1990. Even after Lock retired and he and his wife of many years, Jessie Lee, moved back to Oklahoma, he continued to support the University of Tennessee and was a regular at the IPS conferences until his health prevented him from attending.

Bob Lovelace

Bob Lovelace was a policy consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. He worked with MTAS from 1961 through 1982.

Anne Lowe

Anne Lowe was an administrative assistant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Lowe worked with MTAS from 1956 through 1998.

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Gary Mabrey

Gary Mabrey served as executive director of the Center for Government Training.

Tom McAnulty

Tom McAnulty was a finance specialist with the County Technical Assistance Service.

Ed Meisenhelder

Ed Meisenhelder was a management consultant with the Municpal Technical Advisory Service from 1971 through 1985.

Brenda Moss

Brenda Moss began working for IPS in 1974 and retired in 2009. She worked as an administrative assistant in the Jackson office. She started at IPS the first day the Jackson office was opened.

Marie Murphy

Marie Murphy served as a legal specialist for the County Technical Assistance Service.

Joe Muscatello

Joe Muscatello was a municipal management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. He worked with MTAS from 1982 thorugh 1999.

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Roy Nicks

Roy Nicks served as vice president urban and public affairs from 1973 through 1975. He was also chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Nashville. He moved to the Tennessee Board of Regents in 1975.

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C.L. Overman

C.L. Overman served as executive director of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) from 1983 through 1989. In 1981 he was honored with the Robert L. Hutchison Outstanding Public Service Professional Award.

Don Ownby

Don Ownby was a Municipal Technical Advisory Service legal consultant from 1957 through 1991.

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T.C. Parsons

T.C. Parsons became executive director of the Center for Industrial Services in 1984. He was Reuben Harris' understudy and followed in his footsteps to become a great leader in CIS history. Parsons was executive director for 21 years. It was during his tenure that the agency started charging fees for services.

Click here to see what David Hall has to say about T.C. Parsons' influence and career.

Gene Puett

Gene Puett served as a legal consultant at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service, where he met his wife Sammie Lynn. He was with MTAS from 1955 through 1989.

Sammie Lynn Puett

Sammie Lynn Puett started her career at the Municipal Technical Advisory Service as a municipal information consultant in 1960. She worked with MTAS for eight years until she left to teach journalism at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She returned to the organization in 1989 when she was named vice president of the Institute for Public Service.

Click here for a personal story about the Puetts.

Mike Pentecost

Mike Pentecost was a finance consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1977 through 1999.

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Vee Rice

Vee Rice was an assistant director of the Critical Care Education Center.

S.H. Roberts

S.H. Roberts served as vice president of the Institute for Public Service from 1970 through 1973.

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Norma Shepard

Norma Shepard served as executive director of the Critical Care Education Center from 1980 through 1998.

Bob Schwartz

Bob Schwartz served as Municipal Technical Advisory Service executive director from 1989 through 2007 as the agency continued to grow and be an invaluable asset for Tennessee’s cities.

Charles E. Smith

Charles Smith served as vice president of the Institute for Public Service from 1975 through 1988. Smith succeeded Roy Nicks as vice president of IPS and chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Nashville.

Murphy Snodderly

Murphy Snodderly served as a public works consultant for the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. He worked with MTAS from 1950 through 1969.

Don Sullivan

Don Sullivan served as executive director of the Center for Government Training from 1967 through 1981. Former IPS Vice President Tom Ballard said Sullivan was a “brilliant man with high character.”

Click here for Tom Ballard's thoughts on Don Sullivan.

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan served as executive director for the Law Enforcement Innovation Center from 2000 through 2006.

See what Mike Sullivan has to say about support for LEIC by clicking here. He also discusses the start of the NFA here.

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Dennis Upton

Dennis Upton served as the first program manager for the Tennessee Government Executive Institute and the Local Government Leadership Program.

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Curtis Vandiver

Curtis Vandiver served as assistant director in charge of field services at the Center for Industrial Services. Before taking on that role under executive director T.C. Parsons, Vandiver was a field consultant where Parsons said he “had great relationships with his customers and his customers respected him.” In 1978, Vandiver was the Robert L. Hutchison Outstanding Public Service Professional Award recipient.

Click here for more on Curtis Vandiver from David Hall.

Penny Vaughan

Penny Vaughan was an executive director of the Critical Care Education Center.

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Danny Waynick

Danny Waynick was a West Tennessee training specialist with the Center for Government Training. He worked with CGT from 1976 through 1996.

Jim Westbrook

Jim Westbrook served as County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) executive director from 1975 through 1989. He was a county auditor for five years, supervising auditor for five years and public accountant. His areas of specialty were finance, accounting and administration.

Hear what Jim Westbrook has to say about CTAS by clicking here.

Click here for more on Jim Westbrook's leadership from IPS Assistant Vice President Chuck Shoopman.

Bob Wormsley

Bob Wormsley served as County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) executive director from 1989 through 1991. In 1984, Wormsley was the Robert L. Hutchison Outstanding Public Service Professional Award recipient.

Hear what Bob Wormsley has to say about CTAS by clicking here.

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Harold Yungmeyer

Harold Yungmeyer was a management consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service from 1982 through 1993.

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