Board of Directors

Article VI, Section 5 - President  The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chapter. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all regular and special meetings of the Chapter and to appoint all standing and special committees of the Chapter, unless otherwise provided for by resolution of the members, and shall be a member ex officio of all standing committees. The President shall assign to the appropriate committees all proper and relevant matters presented by the membership for consideration by the Chapter.
John Wagnon
Franklin Parks & Recreation
645 Shelley Drive
Mt.Juliet, TN 37122
Phone: (615) 693-2256
e-mail: [email protected]
Article VI, Section 6 - President Elect The President‑Elect in the absence of the President, shall preside at meetings of the Chapter, and in the event of the absence or disability of the President, the President‑Elect shall perform all the duties of the President. The President‑Elect shall appoint a Nominating Committee at least 60 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting.
Eric Taylor
Tennessee Smokies
Phone: (865) 767-4722
e-mail: [email protected]
Article VI, Section 7 - Commercial Vice President The Commercial Vice‑President shall represent the interests of the commercial members and affiliates to the Chapter Executive Board.
Byran Michael Farris
Farris Enterprises
P.O. Box 97
Columbia, TN 38402
Phone: 931-698-4017
Article VI, Sections 8-9 - Secretary-Treasurer The Treasurer shall act as a safeguard over the funds and any other tangible assets of the Chapter, and shall make recommendations to the Chapter Executive Board on assessments, changes in amount of membership dues and any other activity deemed necessary to assure the financial well‑being of the Chapter. The Treasurer shall approve one or more banks, trust companies or other federally insured depositories for the deposit of funds of the Chapter. The Treasurer shall formulate and recommend the financial policy of the Chapter. The Treasurer shall collect all membership dues, activity fees, and assessments, and shall receive all monies donated or otherwise given to the Chapter. The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and give receipt for monies due and payable to the Chapter from any source whatsoever and deposit all such monies in the name of the Chapter in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the paragraph immediately preceding this one. The Treasurer shall, in general, perform all the financial duties incident to the office of the Treasurer and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to this person by the Chapter Executive Board or the Sports Turf Managers Association. The Treasurer shall provide a financial report at the end of each fiscal year and shall send a copy of this report to STMA Headquarters. In the event of dissolution of the Chapter, the Treasurer shall be responsible for turning over all assets remaining, after the financial debts and obligations of the chapter have been fully satisfied, according to Article XII. The Secretary shall keep minutes of all regular and special meetings of the Chapter and of all meetings of the Chapter Executive Board, issue calls for meetings, issue and distribute to all members of the Chapter the proceedings of all meetings, and such other information as in the opinion of the Secretary will be helpful to members or will contribute to the efficiency of the work of the Chapter, and notify members of their appointment on standing or special committees. The Secretary shall send STMA Headquarters copies of all chapter meeting minutes and board meeting minutes within three weeks of each meeting. The Secretary shall perform other duties as may be assigned to the Secretary by the President.
Stephen Callis
The Hogan Company
PO Box 400
Springfield, TN 37172
Phone: (888) 224-6426
Fax: (615) 384-6424
e-mail: [email protected]
Article VI, Section 10 - Past President The Immediate Past President shall serve as an advisor and ex‑officio member of the Board.
Ben Hutton
Advanced Turf Solutions
Phone: 615 426 4984
e-mail: [email protected]

Ben Dodd
McCurdy Sod Farms
4 New Bethlehem Road
Dyer, TN 38330
Phone: (731) 414-7723

Tom Garner, CSFM
City of Pigeon Forge Parks & Recreation
PO Box 605
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
Phone: (865) 850-4696
Fax: (865) 774-2141


Ashley Gaskin
Pure Green, LLC
4268 Pate Road
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 6158009780

Connor Schutzman, CSFM
Williamson County Parks
1878 Downs Blvd.
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 318 278 0732
e-mail: [email protected]

Ryan Storey, CSFM
Vanderbilt University
Maintenance Building
222 Appleton Drive
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 343-6694