Tennessee Human Rights Commission Names New Chairperson of the Board
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) appointed a new Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners. Ms. Stacey Garrett of Nashville, Tennessee will serve as Chair of the Board for a two year term and will assume her position as Chair at the next Commissioner’s meeting in January 2012.
Garrett is a founding member of Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC and chair of the firm's Board of Directors. Garrett concentrates her practice in the areas of higher education, corporate transactions, immigration, health care and government affairs. Former Governor Bredesen designated Garrett to serve on a Judicial Redistricting Study Committee and the Committee to Study the Administration of the Death Penalty. In 2003, she was named to The Tennessean's "Top 40 Under 40." In 2007, Ms. Garrett was honored to be named as one of the Nashville Business Journal's Women of Influence in the Entrepreneur category. She is also a member of the upcoming 2011-2012 Leadership Nashville class. Ms. Garrett has served as a Commissioner on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission since 2009 and was reappointed to serve on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission through 2015.
The Commission is an independent state agency charged with eradicating discrimination and protecting the civil rights of all individuals within the state in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. If you’ve been discriminated against or would like more information about your civil rights please call us at 800.251.3589 or visit the agency’s informational website at www.tn.gov/humanrights.