Leadership

 


Sen. Randy McNally

Lt. Governor and Speaker: Randy McNally

Personal Information: Wife, Jan; children, Melissa and Maggie; grandchildren: Haley, Morgan and Trent; 1962 graduate, Oak Ridge High School; B.S., Memphis State University, 1967; U.T. College of Pharmacy, 1969; Hospital Pharmacist, 1978-2010, Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification, 2007-2013.

Service in Public Office: Chairman: Finance, Ways and Means Committee; Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee; First Vice Chair: Rules Committee; Member: Health and Welfare Committee; and Joint Fiscal Review Committee; and Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).

Awards and Honors: Lenior City honors Senator McNally for his service, 2014; Tennessee Community of Organizations Award of Excellence, Legislator of the Year, 2013; Legislator of the Year Distinguished Service Award, Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers, 107th General Assembly; CASA President’s Award, 2012; Legislative Hero Award, Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations, 2012; Appreciation of Distinguished Service Award, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 2012; Small Business Guardian, National Federation of Independent Business, 2012; Legislator of the Year, Tennessee CASA Association, 2011; Tennessee Men’s Health Network Outstanding Legislative Leadership, 2010; Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Legislative Award, 2010; Open Government Award, Tennessee Press Association, 2009; Outstanding State Senator, County Officials Association of Tennessee, 2006; Legislative Award, Tennessee School Boards Association, 2004; Distinguished Service Award, UT College of Pharmacy, 1996; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International, 1996; Bill Bates Award, 1994; MADD Outstanding Legislator, Distinguished Service Award, 2004 and 1994; Distinguished Service Award, American Council on Alcohol Problems, 1994; Common Cause “Bird Dog” Award, 1994; Sertoma Man of the Year, 1991; Republican Legislator of the Year, 1990.

Membership History: Senate: 95th through 110th General Assemblies; House: 91st through 94th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Anderson, Loudon, and part of Knox.

Religion: Catholic.

E-Mail Address Lt. Gov. Randy McNally

Address: 1 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: (615) 741-4524


Sen. Mark Norris

Leader: Mark Norris

Personal Information: Married, two sons; B.A., Political Science, Colorado College, 1977; J.D., University of Denver, 1980.

Community Service: Trustee: Tennessee Historical Society, 2007-present; Board Member: Memphis Research Consortium; Member: UT Health Science Center Advisory Board; Director: University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Institute; West Star, class of 1999; Tennessee and Shelby County Farm Bureaus, 1998-present; Director: Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, 1990-1996; National Rifle Association; Tennessee Statesmen; Advisory Council Member, Mississippi River Corridor – Tennessee.

Service in Public Office: Senate Majority Leader, 2007-present; Chairman: Rules Committee; Member: Finance, Ways and Means Committee; and State and Local Government Committee; Chairman: Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Board Member: Tennessee State Workforce Development Board, 2013-present; Member: Chickasaw Basin Authority; Member: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation; Chairman: The Council of State Governments, 2014; Chairman-elect: The Council of State Governments, 2013; Chairman: Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; Chairman: Senate Republican Caucus, 2006; Southern States Energy Board; Chairman: Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments, 2010-2011; Chairman: SLC Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee, 2006-2008; Member: Executive Committee, Council of State Governments, 2007-present; Board Member: Senate Presidents Forum; Executive Committee: National Conference of State Legislators; Memphis and Shelby County New Arena Public Building Authority; Shelby County Board of Commissioners (Commissioner, 1994-2000, and Chairman, 1996-1997).

Awards and Honors: 2014 Tennessee School Counseling Association Legislator of the Year; 2014 Tennessee 911 Association Legislator of the Year; 2014 Tennessee Life Science Industry Champion Award; 2014 Silver Bayonet Award AMVETS; 2014 Northwest Tennessee Development District Legislator of the Year; 2014 Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Champion of Commerce and Industry Award; 2013 and 2008 National Federation of Independent Business Tennessee Guardian of Small Business Award; 2012 and 2001 Silver Good Citizenship Medal, Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution; 2011 Tennessee Medical Association Community Service Award; 2008 Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Legislator of the Year Award; 2008 County Officials Association of Tennessee Outstanding State Senator Award; 2002 Henry Toll Fellowship Award from the Council of State Governments.

Membership History: 102nd through 110th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Tipton and part of Shelby.

Religion: Episcopalian.

E-Mail Address: Sen. Mark Norris

Address: 9 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243-0032

Phone: (615) 741-1967


Sen. Bill Ketron

Republican Caucus Chairman: Bill Ketron

Personal Information: Wife, Theresa, and daughter, Kelsey; B.S., political science and history, Middle Tennessee State University, 1976; small business owner, Universal International Insurance, Murfreesboro; certified insurance counselor; certified professional insurance agent.

Community Service: President, National Exchange Club, 1995-1996; National President, Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse, 2001-present; Co-founder and first president, MTSU Blue Raider Athletic Association; State president, Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee, 1992-1993; Eagle Scout (Age 12); Leadership Rutherford Alumnus; Mason; Shriner; Board member, Rutherford County
Convention and Visitors Bureau; Bradley Academy Board of Directors.

Service in Public Office: Senate Republican Caucus Chairman; Vice Chairman: Joint Fiscal Review Committee 2015-present; Former Chairman: Joint Fiscal Review Committee 2010-2015; First vice chairman: Ethics Committee; Member: Finance, Ways and Means Committee; and State and Local Government Committee; Previous Member of Senate Education Committee, Environment Committee, Commerce & Insurance Committee, and Government Operations Committee; Board Member: Tennessee State Museum 2014-present; Board Member: Tennessee Sesquicentennial Commission 2008-present; Rutherford County Commission, 1990-1998 (Chairman of Health and Education Committee, Budget Committee, Public Works Committee, and Public Safety Committee).

Awards and Honors: Legislator of the Year, Greater Nashville Regional Council; National Security Eagle Award, ACT for America; Legislator of the Year, United States Humane Society; Animal Advocacy Award, Tennessee Voters for Animal Protection; Outstanding Service Award, Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police; Outstanding Service Award, Tennessee Sheriffs Association; Friend of Business, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; Advocate of the Year, American Heart Association; Legislative Leadership Award, Tennessee Cable Communications Association; Legislator of the Year, South Central Development District; Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Development District Association; Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association; Good Green Deed Award, Tennessee Conservation Voters, 2008 and 2009; Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers; Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Community Organizations (TNCO); Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts; Long Rifle Award, Boy Scouts; Distinguished Alumni, Middle Tennessee State University, 1991.

Membership History: 103rd through 110th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Part of Rutherford.

Religion: First United Methodist Church, Murfreesboro.

E-Mail Address: Sen. Bill Ketron

Address: 5 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243-0213

Phone: (615) 741-6853


Senator Jim Tracy

Speaker Pro Tempore: Jim Tracy

Personal Information: Married with three children; B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin.

Community Service: From 1996-2004, Member: Bedford County Board of Education, serving as Vice Chairman for five years; President: Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce (1992-1993); Founding Member, Bedford County Economic Development and Tourism Committee; past Chairman: Tennessee Leadership Council of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); Shelbyville Rotary Club; Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce; NCAA basketball official for 10 years; Board Member: MTSU Honors College Board of Visitors; Director: State Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity.

Service in Public Office: Chairman: Transportation and Safety Committee; Second Vice Chairman: Commerce and Labor Committee; Member: Education Committee; and Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee.

Awards and Honors: 2004-2008, UT Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Advisory Council Award; 2005 Stones River chapter of Sons of the American Revolution Certificate of Appreciation Award; 2005 Tennessee Republican Party Statesman of the Year for the Sixth congressional district; 2006 Bedford County Retired Teachers Association Legislative Award; 2006 and 2007, The Arc of Tennessee Legislative Award; 2007 Tennessee Public Transit Authority Senator of the Year Award; 2007 Tennessee School Board Association Legislative Award; 2007 Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club Service Above Self Award; 2007 Adult Education Task Force Leadership Award; 2007 Bedford County, Shelbyville Community Development Center Certificate of Appreciation; 2007 and 2009, South Central Tennessee Development District Legislator of the Year; 2007 American Heart Association Advocate of the Year; 2008 MTSU Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Fraternity Award; 2008 Friend of TOSS Award; 2008 Habitat for Humanity Appreciation Award; 2009 AAA Auto Club of Tennessee Legislator of the Year; 2009 Boys and Girls Club Appreciation Award; 2011 Courage in Restoring Conservative Principles Award, Rutherford County 9.12 Project Tennessee; Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police 2011 Legislative Award; 2011 Checks and Balances Award, Tennessee County Services Association in recognition of protecting taxpayer dollars; 2011 Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Merit Award; LaVergne Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) 2011 Award in recognition and appreciation for continued support and active involvement; 2011 Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills certificate of completion; 2012 Housing Hero Award, Tennessee Homebuilders Association; Tennessee Public Transportation Association 2012 Legislator of the Year Award; 2012
Friend of Business Award, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce; 2013 Tennessee Sheriff ’s Association Award in recognition of outstanding initiative to enhance leadership in law enforcement; 2013 Legislator of the Year Award, South Central Tennessee Development District; the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named Jim Tracy a “Paul Harris Fellow” in appreciation of his furthering better understanding among people of the world; 2013 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014 Presidents’ Award of Merit, Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society; 2014-2015 Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Affordable Housing Coalition; Blue Ribbon Walk IX Award, Junior’s House Blue Ribbon Walk.

Membership History: 104th through 110th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore, and parts of Rutherford.

Religion: Church of Christ.

E-Mail Address: Sen. Jim Tracy

Address: Suite 2 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243

Phone: 615-741-1066


Treasurer: Ferrell Haile

Personal Information: Wife, Kay; four children; seven grandchildren; University of Tennessee Pharmacy at Memphis, B.S. Ph., 1970; Lipscomb University, 1965-1968; Sumner County Public Schools, 1952-1965; Pharmacist, Perkins Drugs, Gallatin (previous owner); Owner: Haile Farms, Gallatin, 1975-present; previous Co-Owner: Springfield Drugs and South Side Drugs of Springfield; Gallatin Drugs and McHaile Drugs of Gallatin; and Atrium Pharmacy of Nashville; Board Member: American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, 2004-present; Vice Chairman, 2004-2009; Tennessee Pharmacist Coop, Inc. of Nashville (Board Member: 1996-2004; Chairman: 2002-2004); Member: Tennessee Pharmacist Association; National Community Pharmacists Association.

Community Service: Member: Sumner County Farm Bureau; Gallatin Morning Rotary Club (Member: 2001-present; President: 2008); Gallatin Rotary Club, Noon, (Member: 1988-2001; President: 1999); Board Member: Christian Towers, Gallatin, 2005-2014; President: Southeast Community Fire Department, 2002-present; Elder: Station Camp Church of Christ, 2010-present; Board Member: World Christian Broadcasting, Nashville, 2004-2014; Member: Sumner County Board of Health, 1996-2013; Leadership Sumner alumni; Member: Gallatin Chamber of Commerce; Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce; Portland Chamber of Commerce; White House Chamber of Commerce; Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce; Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce; Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce; Trousdale Chamber of Commerce; Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association; NRA.

Service in Public Office: Republican Senate Caucus Treasurer; Member: Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee; Senate Education Committee; Revenue Subcommittee of Finance, Ways and Means; and Council on Pensions and Insurance.

Awards and Honors: Eagle Scout; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International.

Membership History: 107th through 110th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Sumner, Trousdale, and part of Davidson.

Religion: Christian, Station Camp Church of Christ.

E-Mail Address: Sen. Ferrell Haile

Address: 10A Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243-0217

Phone: (615) 741-1999


Sen. Becky MasseySecretary: Becky Massey

Personal Information: Husband, Morton; two daughters, Courtney and Kristen; granddaughter, Bailey; B.S., Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1977.

Community Service: Past President, Tennessee Community Organizations; Member: Downtown Sertoma Club; Leadership Knoxville class of 2005; Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae; and Community Auction volunteers; sustaining Member: Akima Club; co-chaired 1992 Dogwood Arts Festival; former girls softball coach; former Girl Scout leader; Delegate, 1988 Republican National Convention; former boards: Overlook Mental Health Center, Dogwood Arts Festival, UT Alumnae Knoxville Chapter, and Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

Service in Public Office: Chairman: Calendar Committee; Secretary: Senate Republican Caucus; Member: Health and Welfare Committee; Transportation and Safety Committee; Statewide Planning and Policy Council for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Tennessee Technology Access Program Statewide Advisory Council; Governor’s Taskforce on Sentencing and Recidivism; and Tennessee Economic Council on Women.

Awards and Honors: The Council of State Governments-Henry Toll Fellow; Disability Rights Tennessee 2014 Freedom
Award; Tennessee Community Organizations 2014 Legislator of the Year; Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police
2012 and 2013 Legislative Award; Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians 2012-2013 Legislator of the Year;
Alpha Omicron Pi Outstanding Alumnae Award; YWCA Tribute to Women Finalist.

Membership History: 107th through 110th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Part of Knox.

Religion: Presbyterian, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.

E-Mail Address: Sen. Becky Massey

Address: 3 Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243-0023

Phone: (615) 741-1648


Sen. Mark Green

Chaplain: Mark Green

Personal Information: B.S., Business Quantitative, West Point; MC, Systems Management, University of Southern California; MD, Doctorate of Medicine, Wright State University.

Community Service: Clarksville Chamber of Commerce; Houston-Stewart County Chamber of Commerce;
Clarksville Rotary Club; Founder: Align MD Foundation; Board Member: Soldiers and Families Embraced; National Rifle Association; American Legislative Exchange Council; National Federation of Independent Business; Nature Conservancy; Montgomery County Medical Society; Tennessee Firearms Association; Lifetime Member: Trout Unlimited; Whitetail Unlimited; Lifetime Member: Gunowners of America; Tennessee Medical Association; Doctors 4 Patient Care; Association of the U.S. Army; Night Stalker Association; 82nd Airborne Division Association; Member: Grace Community Church; Member: Clarksville-Montgomery County Builders Association.

Service in Public Office: Senate GOP Caucus Chaplain; First Vice Chairman: Commerce and Labor Committee; Member: Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee; and State and Local Government Committee.

Awards and Honors: Bronze Star; Air Medal with “V” device; Air Medal; Combat Medical Badge; Ranger Tab; Army Association Flight Surgeon of the Year; Wright State Medical School Recent Graduate Award; GOPAC Top 21 Emerging Leader; 2015 Legislator of the Year, Greater Nashville Regional Council.

Membership History: 108th through 110th General Assemblies.

Counties Represented: Houston, Montgomery, and Stewart.

Religion: Christian.

E-Mail Address Sen. Mark Green

Address: 11A Legislative Plaza Nashville, TN 37243-0201

Phone: (615) 741-2374