They are Mark Rodgers, president; Andy Anderson, vice president; Cheryl Dunson, sergeant-of-arms; Sally Poston, secretary; Elisa Porter, treasurer; and Pat Fuller, president-elect.
Rodgers, motivational speaker and president of Powerspeak, is an award-winning business professional and international communicator. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s School of Business and a Dale Carnegie graduate. Throughout his career, Rodgers has received more than 100 awards for his business acumen and communication skills, many of which were presented to him by Fortune 500 companies. He’s also a black belt in judo, and was invited to join the 1980 Olympics training team until knee injuries cut his career short. Rodgers is a strong supporter of local charities. He’s spent many years working in Haiti to build schools, orphanages and churches, during which time he and his wife, Margie, adopted two children from Haiti.
Anderson was born and raised in South Carolina, graduating from the University of South Carolina with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and psychology. He is married to Laura Anderson and has two daughters, five grandchildren and two son-in-laws. He retired from UPS after 25 years, 20 in management, retiring as a division manager. He's served on the Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland Board of Directors for six years, has been a member of the Family Advocates committee for five years, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Cleveland Salvation Army for two years, and a member of Mt. Olive Ministries for 15 years.
Dunson has been a member of Bradley Sunrise Rotary since 1997, past-president for 2005-2006, Rotarian of the Year for 2005-2006, has received multiple Paul Harris Fellows, is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Academy for 2006-2007, and attendance chair of Rotary District 6780 since 2009. She is secretary of Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful Inc., board member and past chair of Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region, executive committee member of Cleveland Associated Industries and a board member of the Tennessee Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America.
Dunson was born in England, immigrating to the U. S. in 1972 and growing up in Tampa, Fla. area. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism in 1986 and began working in the solid waste management industry in 1988, moving to Cleveland in 1991 when offered a position with Santek Waste Services where she currently is the executive vice president of marketing. She is married to Charles Dunson.
Poston was born in New Orleans in September 1962, and raised in Oak Ridge. She graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a major in biology in 1985. After enlisting in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer, she was stationed with the 125th Military Intelligence Battalion in the 25th Infantry Division at Scholfield Barracks in Hawaii for five years. She met her husband, Bryant Poston, an aviation officer, while stationed there. The couple married in 1989. Graduating from UT's veterinary school in 1995, Poston started working at the Animal Medical Center in 1995, buying the practice in 2001. She is a member of the East Tennessee Veterinary Association, attends Broad Street United Methodist Church, enjoys scrapbooking and gardening.
Porter's biography wasn't available by press time.
Fuller attended Cleveland State Community College and Louisville Business College. She is an Aloette Cosmetics franchise owner for a third of Tennessee for the past 27 years, having the No. 1 franchise for eight of these years, and has been the owner of the Orange Blossom Boutique since 2006. She attends Broad Street United Methodist, is on the board of directors for the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, serves on the board of Empowering Women for the Boys and Girls Club and is a Wish Grantor for Make A Wish of East Tennessee. She is married to Gary Fuller.