Howard’s Hope announces its new Board of Directors, as well as the full slate of officers and advisers for 2017.
Steve Reeves, the founder of Howard’s Hope, will continue in his role as President and Chairman of the Board. Reeves retired from Southwest Airlines after a twenty-five year career in military and commercial aviation.
Darwin Colston will hold the position of Vice President. Colston is a partner at Mitchell & Mitchell Attorneys at Law in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Pamela Henry will carry out the responsibilities of Secretary. Henry is the Aquatics Director for Shelbyville Parks and Recreation in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
John Dietrich will handle financial affairs as the organization’s Treasurer. Dietrich is the Vice President, Community Banking, for Franklin Synergy Bank in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Members of the Board of Directors are Phil Barnett, Kimberly Gilbert, and Vickie Craighead.
Barnett is a retired U.S. Navy captain who volunteers his time, energy, and expertise to several businesses and organizations in Middle Tennessee.
Gilbert is the Aquatics Superintendent for Clarksville Parks and Recreation in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Craighead is the Facilities Manager for Metro Parks and Recreation in Nashville, Tennessee.
Assisting Howard’s Hope as members of the organization’s Advisory Board are Mike Hallum, Ray Wiley, Cheryl Richardson, and Peggy Grall.
Hallum is a partner at Dempsey Vantrease & Follis, PLLC in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Wiley is the Associate Director of Campus Recreation at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Richardson is the Aquatics Director for Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Grall is the Aquatics Director for Chattanooga Parks and Recreation in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Howard’s Hope Flying Fish program will begin on January 31, 2017. Free swim lessons will be provided to needy children in six cities: Clarksville, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Tullahoma, and Chattanooga.
Founder of Howard's Hope, a nonprofit charity for disadvantaged children.