From staff reports
Hunter Wright, retired civil engineer and five-term mayor of Kingsport,
has been chosen president of the University of Tennessee National Alumni
UT President Joe Johnson said Wright, a 1961 graduate of UT, will serve
as UTNAA's president for one year, and then become the association's top
fundraiser as chair of the Annual Giving Program.
"Hunter Wright takes the leadership of the UTNAA at an important
time," Johnson said. "He is the right choice to guide the association
as it captures and maintains the momentum generated by the successful 21st
century fund raising campaign."
David M. Roberts, senior associate vice president for alunmi affairs,
said Dr. Ron Kirland of Jackson is the UTNAA's new president-elect, which
puts him in line for the presidency next year.
Other new UTNAA officers are Lynne Fain of Knoxville, vice president;
Ray Marcrom, Manchester, treasurer; and Gary Doble, Springfield, chair of
Wright's wife, Sylvia, also graduated from UT in 1961. She is a former
chair of the UTNAA's Women's Council.
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