Eastman executive appointed to Tenn. Board of Regents

J. Parker Smith to represent 1st Congressional District

POSTED: 8:20 AM Sep 04 2013   UPDATED: 5:46 PM Sep 04 2013
J. Parker Smith
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed J. Parker Smith to the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Smith will represent the 1st Congressional District.

The 60-year-old is vice president and general manager of Worldwide Manufacturing Support and Global Quality for Eastman Chemical Co.

Haslam says he believes Parker's experience and commitment will benefit the board, which oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology.