District Governor   

Cindy Gammons

  

 

 

Cindy has been a member of the Lafayette Rotary Club since 2000 where she served as president in 2011-12. She has served on many committees over the years. Cindy is a graduate of the District Leadership Academy and has worked at the district level for the past 8 years; serving as an Assistant Governor for three years and Assistant Governor Coordinator for two years. Additionally, she has been on the District Conference Planning committee and currently serves on the Governor’s Committee and is a trainer for the Rotary Leadership Institute.  Cindy is also serving on the Zone 30 & 31 Rotary Conference Team, gearing up for “Pathways to the Future” in Chattanooga September 28th– October 1st.  Cindy is a PHF+3 and a member of the Bequest Society Level 1.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee University, Cindy received her BA in the area of Instrumental Music, K-12. She was the band director and choral director at Macon County High School for 9 years. During that time, she received her MA and EdS from Tennessee Tech University in the area of school administration. She was an elementary school principal for one year and then served as the principal of Macon County High School for seven years. For the past 17 years, Cindy has served as the Federal Programs Director of Macon County where she oversees the entire Title program as well as several other federal grants.

Cindy’s pride and joy is her family. She has three wonderful children and six Gigi babies, all boys.  Her daughter Meaghan serves as a probation officer.  She has a 3-year-old step-son and a son who just turned one. Lauren, her middle daughter works for the sheriff’s department and has twin boys that are six, a four-year-old son and a 20-month old son. Cindy also has a son, Jon, who attends Tennessee Tech University and just finished his freshman year of college. He is studying to be a teacher and hopes to coach football. 

 

In her spare time, Cindy is a huge sports enthusiast.  Football is her passion and she is a huge UT and Titans fan.  She has been an avid runner for the past 20+ years and has run in over fourteen half marathons in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Hendersonville and Cincinnati, OH.  

 

 

The Governor's Team

 District Governor-elect

Alan Clark

  

 

 

Alan served more than 28 years in the Army, including a combat tour in Desert Storm, and retired in 2000 as a Colonel earning a Legion of Merit and Bronze Star among other awards. In 1999, he was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in Fort Benning, GA.

Alan is a Past President of the Winchester Noon Rotary Club and is currently the Past President and Executive Secretary of the Franklin County A.M. Rotary Club. He was named the Rotarian of the Year in the Winchester Club for 2007-2008, and is the Assistant District Governor for Area 12 (Franklin County, Winchester, Monteagle-Sewanee, and Grundy County.) His other Rotary duties include five years on the District’s Rotary Youth Exchange committee and roles as Youth Exchange Coordinator and Advisor. He is a two-time Paul Harris Fellow and Rotary Benefactor.

Clark is the editorial columnist for the Winchester (TN) Herald-Chronicle and editorial page contributor to the Columbia (TN) Daily Herald. In 2019 he received a Tennessee Press Association Award for Best Editorials. His published works include two novels, Temporary Friends and Setting Fire to This Life, a compilation, From Calypso Joe to the Toad: My Favorite Drummers, and a book of poetry, If You Knew What I Was Thinking. A book based on his leadership theories was published in 2018, called The Leadership Initiative: Meeting the Challenges of Change, and is used in leadership seminars and workshops. A compilation of the first year of his editorials was published by Lakeway Publishers in 2019, entitled You Oughtta Know, Vol One 2017-2018.

A prolific writer and enthusiastic reader, he holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Tennessee and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

Clark lives in Estill Springs, Tennessee, with wife Shirley Maxwell Clark. He still plays and coaches tennis, enjoys travel, music, kayaking, and boating on Tims Ford Lake, and plays drums and bass guitar in his spare time.

 

District Governor-nominee

Susie Cantrell

 

 

Susie is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Cookeville Sunset, was the club's president in 2016-2017, and currently serves the District as Assistant Governor for the Cookeville, Cookeville Breakfast, Cookeville Sunset, Jamestown and Livingston clubs. She was selected as a District's Rotarian of the Year in 2020.

Susie was raised in East Tennessee. She came to Cookeville at the age of 18. Attending her hometown university, Tennessee Tech University and the American College of Sports Medicine, she has attained many certifications and licenses to further her career as a local business owner.

Connoisseur of music, Susie has played the piano since the age of 8 and has a tremendous love for the arts, theater, and Broadway. Five Sundays of the year, you can find her at the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, where she is a season ticket holder. As an avid traveler, she hopes to one day trace the footprints of Beethoven in Vienna. She also enjoys event planning and spending quality time with her husband and son.

In addition to Rotary, she served two terms as Board Chair for Cityscape, a downtown revitalization organization, and is the Board Chair for TTU Friends of the Library. To quote Susie Cantrell, Rotary holds such a special place in my heart, and I cant help sharing it with others!

 

 

 

 

 

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