Tennessee Equality Project elects new president, officers, and board members


The new board of the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP), a group formed in June 2004 to promote and sustain the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the State of Tennessee, elected veteran activist Randy Cox as chairman and president of the organization on May14 at the annual membership meeting. Cox succeeds Brandon Hutchison in the role.

The following members of the executive committee were elected to a second one-year term: Jeneen Preciose, vice president; John Snyders, treasurer; and Stephen Henry, secretary. Joining the executive committee in a new position of at-large member is board member Becci Cantrell of Sumner County.

New board members elected at the meeting are Beth Maples-Bays of Knoxville, Jeff Rymer of Nashville, and Roger Schecter of Nashville. Current board members Randy Cox, Joe Sweat, and Rhonda White were elected to two-years terms.

The new board and officers take their positions on July 1, 2005. For more information about the Tennessee Equality Project, visit www.tnep.org or send an email to [email protected].

Media contact: Chris Sanders, (615) 390-5252 or [email protected]