Message from the PresidentAs most of you know by now our President, Danny Blankenship, passed away on February 12, 2017. Our industry lost a great leader and friend. I knew Danny for the better part of twenty years. In all the years that I knew him, he always had this industry’s best interest in mind with everything he did. He worked tirelessly as a board member, Vice President, and President. The T.A.P.B.A. and this industry lost a true leader. I personally, and most importantly lost my friend and still find myself picking up my phone to call him. I ask all of you to keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. I have now been granted the position of the T.A.P.B.A. President and Cory Hendrix has been granted the position of Vice President. With these changes we, as a board, will continue to fight to preserve this industry for the future. This year alone we have learned that several powerful organizations have gotten together and actually had legislation drafted and prepared to enter it this session allowing 10% to the courts. With our relationships and the help of our lobbyist we were able to keep it from being introduced for now. I ask all of you to attempt to work with our local judges, clerks, sheriffs, legislators, and senators to attempt to repair or form relationships to help insure this type of legislation never gets introduced. I encourage each of you to communicate with us on any issues or concerns you may have. If we communicate and unite with one another we will have a better chance to survive. Get involved locally and at a state level to preserve our industry. We will continue to serve our judicial system in providing a service that helps them and the taxpayers of Tennessee. As always, feel free to contact any board member, Corky, or myself with any questions or concerns.
J.R. Henderson – President Phone: (931) 952-0287 Email: email@example.com
Regards, J.R. Henderson President T.A.P.B.A.