Meet Our Team


Our Team

Our Staff

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President & CEO

  • Meets with and recruits potential retail establishments, joins in planning commissions, county commission, city councils and organizations necessary for economic development and assists as needed.
  • Assists with business, industry, government and tourism for retention and growth of those entities.
  • Ensures Haywood County remains certified as a Three-Star community annually
  • Coordinates the development, adoption, and execution of a short and long term strategic growth plan.
  • Organizes area seminars and business meetings for the Chamber membership
  • Markets Brownsville and Haywood County to attract tourism dollars to the community
  • Works with various Board Committees to ensure proper benefit to the Chamber and its membership
  • Spearheads recruitment and information for new members
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

Marty Williams

Administrative Assistant

  • Planning engagement with Ribbon Cuttings, Grand Openings, Business- After Hours, Annual Banquet as well as any other activities as directed
  • Keeps records of membership and tracks participation of Chamber members and Ambassador members.
  • Schedules meetings of the Halbrook and Carnagie meeting rooms
  • Maintains community information files and welcome packets for new residents
  • Maintains Chamber records
  • Community liaison
  • Other duties as assigned by the President
Marty has been the Brownsville-Haywood County Chamber Administrative Assistant since 2010. She has been a resident of Brownsville for 30 plus years and serves as a huge advocate for her community. She has participated in, served on and headed up many different boards, such as, Chamber Ambassadors, Brownsville-Haywood County Arts Council, Brownsville Homecoming, Brownsville Exchange Club, Haywood County Library Board, Carl Perkins Advocacy Center Board, Christmas at College Hill and a Brownie/Girl Scout Leader. She taught Angel Choir (4 & 5 yr olds) at the First United Methodist Church for 14 years, plays hand bells, and has been in the choir for 28 years. Marty has four children and three grandchildren and has been married to Jim Williams for over 35 years.      

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors determines the Chamber's policies on Economic, Community and Education issues and creates the path for the Chamber on appropriate strategies to pursue. Through participation in meetings and activities, Directors help implement and promote Chamber policies, objectives and strategic missions.



The Ambassadors are a treasured group of Chamber-member volunteers who hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies to welcome our newest members, celebrate grand openings, new locations, groundbreakings, expansions and milestone accomplishments of current Chamber members.They help attract and retain Chamber members, assist in the smooth presentation of Chamber events and promote the programs, products and services of The Chamber.

Most importantly, Ambassadors network and HAVE FUN celebrating the accomplishments of our business community!


D. J. Brewer, Chairman of the Board

Managing Director, Medina Funeral Home

I have been active in the area Chambers, Relay for Life as a Captain and sponsor, youth sports coach, and actively involved in area fundraisers and events, especially with elderly programs and assisted living, nursing homes and senior centers. I think the Chamber is a wonderful avenue to support our local businesses and community and promote opportunities for growth. The chamber is an excellent source for marketing and networking with other businesses, in order to share ideas and and work closely with each other.

Glenn Stoots, Incoming Chairman

Teknor Apex

I work as Plastics Production Supervisor at Teknor/Apex. I like to be hands-on with things, as this gives me a better understanding of how and why a particular object or thing works. My interests are hunting, fishing restoring old cars, history, politics, and mentoring. I serve as an ambassador to learn and support my local community. This gives me an opportunity to see what Brownsville currently has to offer, as well as what the community may need in the future, such as more activities for the youth and hands-on job skill training. The Chamber’s role in our community is to provide support for our local businesses and recruiting new industry and business.

Shane Rogers

Treasure Chest Florist

Owner and operator of Treasure Chest Florist, specializing in planning, operations, fresh and silk floral arrangements and gifts to the community. I like to travel, and love my English Bulldog. I joined the Chamber to help promote Brownsville and Haywood County. It’s my hometown and I’m interested in doing things that not only make my business better, but other members too. I serve on the board of directors to help guide the vision of business growth, tourism and education. The mission of the Chamber is to combine the wealth and knowledge of our membership to network and strengthen business enterprise in Haywood County.

Gwen Gavin

Eagles Nest Services

I serve as the chair of Teen Parenting, sub-committee of the Haywood County Health Council and a recruiter for Career Ready. I also serve as the President of the Haywood County Democratic Women. I wanted to join the Chamber board to assist in equipping the community with the necessary tools that aid in the advancement of resources for better opportunities. The Chamber is to be viewed and utilized as the hub of a city that provides direction and results for present and potential business enterprise.

Beth Wilson

Exchange Club

County Director, Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, specializing in planning, budgeting, counseling and fund raising. My interests include Civic organizations, Community Involvement, helping children, sports, family and church. I joined the Chamber because I was interesting in giving back more to the community and seeing Haywood County grow. I serve on the board of directors to help our county to move into economic and community strength. I want to have people come here instead of leave here. Why I’m really here? I want to learn all I can to help the Chamber work for the people of Haywood County. I feel that the role of the Chamber is to grow our community, bring commerce, highlight education and to have people what to live, work and play here.

Mayor Bill Rawls - Ex Officio

City of Brownsville

Mayor William “Bill” Rawls, Jr. is a businessman born and raised in Brownsville, Tennessee.  Mayor Rawls is a product of the Haywood County public school system and a 1984 graduate of Haywood High School.  After completion of high school, Bill Jr., as he is affectionately known by friends and family, honorably served in the United States Army Reserves for eight years, where he trained as an x-ray technician.  A proud 1989 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, he holds a B.A. with a concentration in Banking and Finance. Mr. Rawls is a partner in Rawls Funeral Homes, a third generation family owned business that has been a staple in the Brownsville community since 1933.  He also worked for Golden Circle Life Insurance Company for 12 years.  There he was a licensed insurance agent and responsible for managing the company’s municipal bonds portfolio.  Mayor Rawls has been a licensed funeral director since 1990 in the state of Tennessee and continues to assist with the management of the family business. Mayor Rawls has served on and chaired various community boards including:
  • Delta Regional Leadership Academy 2015-Present
  • Memphis Regional Mega Site Board, 2014-Present
  • Rotary club, 2014- Present
  • TN Municipal League Executive Board, 2014- Present
  • Southwest Development District, 2014- Present
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Health Information Technology Advisory Board, Board Member 2014 – Present
  • Tennessee Opportunity Programs, Board Member 2000 – 2012, Board Chair 2012 – Present
  • Living for Christ Emergency Homeless Shelter, Board Chair 2009 – Present
  • Memphis in May Cultural Program Committee, Board Chair 2009 – 2010
  • South West Community Service Agency, Board Member 1992-1997, Board Chair 1996 – 1997
His term as City Mayor of Brownsville, Tennessee is his first public office. Mayor Rawls has a wealth of knowledge in regard to budget and finance and he has built a vast network.  This allows him to make intelligent decisions regarding education, health and wellness and industrial development that directly translate into the continued growth and flourishing of the city and its citizens.  Mr. Rawls is also the proud father of two sons, Terry and Evan Rawls.

Mayor David Livingston - Ex Officio

Haywood County

Bio Not Available

Mayor Allan Sterbinsky - Ex Officio

Town of Stanton

Dr. Allan Sterbinsky is the Mayor of Stanton, TN, a small town located in West Tennessee near the proposed Memphis Regional Megasite. During his tenure, Stanton has been awarded over $4.7 million in grants, which have been used to provide new housing for low-income residents, reduce flooding in town, and prepare Stanton for upcoming growth via the Megasite.  To encourage healthy behaviors in town, he has planted The Stanton Orchard and Walking Trail where any Stanton resident can pick fruit for free.  Stanton also subsidizes The Stanton Clinic, where low-income residents from surrounding counties can receive quality healthcare at low cost. Mayor Sterbinsky’s vision extends to all of Haywood County.  He obtained a grant to provide free math tutoring for all Haywood County students (via a popular online artificial intelligence progam).  He obtained a workforce development grant (in conjunction with the Haywood County Mayor and Brownsville Mayor).  With this grant, all residents of Haywood County can receive free online training and testing to earn a Career Ready Certificate (via ACT).  Mayor Sterbinsky has also received a grant to build The Stanton Call Center, which will train residents of Haywood County to work as call center agents for major corporations in the United States. Before becoming Mayor, Dr. Sterbinsky taught and conducted research at Vanderbilt University and The University of Memphis, as well as conducting research for Jackson-Madison County Schools.  He is currently an on-call researcher for The Johns Hopkins University.  He has published over 100 journal articles and reports, presented research findings across the United States and in Europe.  His work was cited by Secretary of State Madeline Albright to set policy for the United States.

Chamber Ambassadors

Glenn Stoots

Teknor Apex

I work as Plastics Production Supervisor at Teknor/Apex. I like to be hands-on with things, as this gives me a better understanding of how and why a particular object or thing works.  My interests are hunting, fishing restoring old cars, history, politics, and mentoring. I serve as an ambassador to learn and support my local community. This gives me an opportunity to see what Brownsville currently has to offer, as well as what the community may need in the future, such as more activities for the youth and hands-on job skill training. The Chamber’s role in our community is to provide support for our local businesses and recruiting new industry and business.

Tammy Barr

Supreme Lending

I am the Branch manager of Supreme Lending. I have 23 years of Mortgage Lending Experience to include refinances and purchases of primary residences, 2nd homes and investment properties. My interests are spending time with my family, watching my son play travel baseball and my daughter cheer on the mighty Tomcats. I also enjoy spending time with my church family at Brownsville Baptist.

Barbara Bond

Haywood County Ag. Ext. Center

I am the Administrative Assistant II at UT Extension. Customer service, accounting and administrative skills are all part of my job. My interests are spending time with family and friends. I serve as an ambassador because I enjoy the community where I live and being a part of trying to make a difference in representing Brownsville, as a ‘good place to live’. I feel the role of the Chamber is to promote and market our community.

Carol Bruce

Charter Member

Bio Not Available

Nancy Cates


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Joey Connor

Connor Real Estate

Bio Not Available

Pat Cummins

Richards/Cummins Real Estate

Owner/Principal Broker of Richards-Cummins Real Estate, LLC. Our area of expertise is in real estate, commercial, residential, investment and acreage. My interests are family, community, water sports, horses, dancing and traveling. I strongly believe in Brownsville/Haywood County and the people in the community. Anything I can do to promote our community and the people who reside here, is of utmost importance to me. The Chamber is a vital part of any community. The goals should be to assist new and present businesses in any way that helps them to succeed. The Chamber should be the ‘go to place’ for information regarding our City and County and should promote businesses and corporations, encouraging growth, etc.

Charles Currie

Brownsville Utility Department

Service technician at Brownsville Utility Department (BUD). I would say my specialty area would be ministry. I love helping people and encouraging them to live a better life. My interests are football, basketball, boxing, bowling and old cars. I serve as an ambassador to help represent the great quality of the city and community we live in. The Chamber’s role in our community is to represent the great city of Brownsville and be supportive to the community and businesses, to help them grow.

Darla Dedmon

Insouth Bank

As FVPHR Director at Insouth Bank, I have had the privilege to serve as a Brownville-Haywood County Ambassador since its conception/revitalization, back in 1993. I have served as past president, secretary, and recipient of Ambassador the Year.  Faith, family, community and ministry are my main interests. I serve as an ambassador because of love of community. This gives me the opportunity, as a representative of Insouth Bank and personally, to support and promote Brownsville-Haywood County as well as recognize and encourage current and new businesses and organizations. The Chamber works to bring the business community together, to develop strong local networks, which can result in a business-to-business exchange. It works with local government to develop pro-business initiatives. The Chamber should support, promote, recognize, and encourage the city and county businesses, organization and efforts, including selling our community, to venues that would generate a positive reflection of, and generate revenue for, the county and city, it serves.

Vicky Fawcett

Bio Not Available

JoAnne Finn

Insouth Bank

Works as a Loan Officer/VP Consumer Lending, Mortgages. My main interests are our community, watercolor and crafts. I enjoy being involved in the community. I think the Chamber’s goal is to promote Brownsville and assist businesses.

Tammy Hayes

Simmons Bank

Bio Not Available

Ann Jones

Brownsville City Hall

Bio Not Available

Tara Joyner

Conner Real Estate

I am an affiliate broker at Conner Real Estate, LLC. Real estate and appraisals are my specialty. Spending time with family and friends and working out are my special interests. To be an ambassador for our city and county, to help welcome new business to our area, is why I serve as an ambassador. The Chamber’s roll is to help promote and support local businesses.

Jody Lea

President - Lea & Simmons Funeral Home

Owner/Director of Lea and Simmons Funeral Home. Leadership, operations, entrepreneurism are the areas in which I feel I excel. My interests are in community and family. I became an ambassador to assist in endeavors of the chamber and to support its mission. In my opinion, the role of the Chamber is to further the growth and interests of Haywood County through the three pillar philosophy-Commerce, Education and Community.

Don Lee

Teknor Apex

I have recently retired from Teknor/Apex. My area of expertise was in safety and maintenance. My interests are church, working with people and sports. I serve as an ambassador to promote my community in a positive way. The role of our Chamber in the community is to be a greeter to news businesses, to show support and to help market new businesses by spreading the word, to support our hometown folks.

Paul Lott

Pro Rentals

Recently retired from Brownsville/Bells Funeral Homes as a Pre-Needs counselor. I am owner of Pro-Rentals house rental business. My specialty is loving Haywood County, leadership and having my feet on the ground. Community and civic service, counseling and church are my main interests. I serve as an ambassador in order to serve and support, along with identifying opportunities and challenges, while supporting chamber functions and activities.  The role of the chamber is to create a positive image, promote the value of doing business and wanting to do business here. Also, to tell everyone how great a place Haywood County is to live.

Dr. Sue McElrath

All Care Chiropractic

Doctor/Owner of All Care Chiropractic Clinic. Chiropractic Healthcare is my main interest. I love nature/outdoors of any kind. I serve as an ambassador in order to support my community and for networking. The role of the Chamber is to support unity, promotion of community and services.

Joyce Moore

Brownsville Radio

I work at Wireless Group/Brownsville Radio where I am in sales. My specialty is marketing the community. My interest is wanting this community to grow! I serve as an ambassador because I am always a cheerleader for our community, always looking for innovative avenues that will continue to keep our businesses appealing to the consumer (in or out of town). The Chamber’s role in our community is to further the interests of our businesses and industries, to those seeking new areas to expand, keeping our existing businesses exposed to the chance of growing as well.

Joanna Morris

First South Bank

Community Bank President of First South Bank, is a native of Brownsville, Tennessee.  I am a 1992 graduate of Union University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a graduate of the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, a graduate of the Leadership Haywood County Class of 2000 and a 2009 graduate of WestStar.  I have been with First South Bank since it opened in Brownville in 1997.  I have been a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador since 1996. I serve on the Brownsville Haywood County Senior Center, Vision Haywood County Board, am a charter member of the Brownsville Exchange Club, member of the Main Street Brownsville board, Chairman of the Regional March of Dimes board as well as on the state board for March of Dimes.  In 2006, I was named Brownsville/Haywood County’s Woman of the Year.  I am a member of First Presbyterian Church and am married to Greg Morris and have two sons, Gray and Graham.

Betty Tindle

Crye-Leike Real Estate

Honorary Lifetime Member