The Maury Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees recently announced annual appointments to the board of trustees and advisory board at their meeting on Jan. 26.
Doug Williamson was reappointed to serve as chair of the board of trustees. Williamson, a retired Maury County Farm Bureau agency manager and Columbia resident for more than 24 years, has served as the chair since 2009 and joined the board in 2004.
Board member Houston Parks was re-elected to serve as vice chair. Parks is an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Parks, Bryant and Snyder, PLLC and has served on the board since 2009. Previously, he served as senior trust officer at First Farmers & Merchants Bank in Columbia for 19 years after practicing law in private practices from 1976 until 1997. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville after completing his undergraduate degree at Rhodes College in Memphis.
John Law joined the board effective January 2017, replacing Mike Greene, who recently retired from his position after 12 years of service on the board. Law is currently the chief operating officer of property and casualty operations at Farm Bureau Insurance, a position he has held since 2004. He is a graduate of Freed Hardeman University and has 26 years with Farm Bureau.
Jan McKeel and Greg Martin were appointed to the advisory board.
Jan McKeel is the executive director of the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, a nonprofit that works to develop the workforce through efforts with economic development, education and employment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from Murray State University. McKeel is a long time member of the Kiwanis of Columbia, past chair of the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, and serves on the board of directors of the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce, Rippavilla Plantation, Arts in Action, Boys & Girls Club of Maury County and serves on the inaugural advisory committee of Complete Tennessee.
Greg Martin is a real estate developer and has previously served terms on the advisory board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Alabama. Martin moved to Columbia in 1984 to begin an industrial laundry business that he sold in 1991. He then partnered with Ruskin Vest of Vest Insulation and built his first spec house in 1993. Soon after, he began building and managing residential rental property full-time. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, National Homebuilders Association and has been involved in numerous other civic organizations including mission work in Guatemala and Mexico, American Red Cross and the Boys & Girls Club.
Several honors were also presented:
· Mike Greene was recognized for 12 years of service to the board. Greene, area president for TriStar Bank, served on the Audit and Compliance, Board of Trustees/Physician Liaison, Finance and Budget, Human Resources, Joint Conference, Land AdHoc and Planning and Facilities committees during his service.
· Pediatrician Rufus Clifford Jr., M.D., who retired on December 15, 2016, was recognized for a career that spanned more than 50 years. Dr. Clifford joined the medical staff on May 30, 1964 and served as chief of the medical staff in 1972.
· Dr. Kevin Maquiling, an interventional cardiologist who has been a member of the medical staff since 2002, was recognized for his service in the role of chief of staff in 2016.
Reappointments to the advisory board took place at the December meeting and included medical staff member Charles A. Bramlett, M.D., PCA Southeast, Dawn Moore, senior personal trust officer, First Farmers & Merchants Bank and Brian Williams, president, First Farmers & Merchants Bank.