Bredesen Appoints Derryberry to Another Position

The UAW News is proud to announce that Tennessee State Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed UAW Local 1853 Member and Tennessee State CAP Chairman, Guy Z. Derryberry to a second State position. In a letter to Derryberry from Bredesen, dated October 22nd, the Governor stated:

"Today it is my distinct pleasure to confirm your appointment to the
Workforce Development Board serving as a representative of labor organizations. In the thorough, aggressive search for candidates, your individual characteristics and professional qualifications were exceptional among the number of nominees who expressed interest. This appointment is effective immediate and runs through 6/30/2006."

Later in his letter to Derryberry, Governor Bredesen went on to state: "Furthermore, I have great confidence in your abilities and the contribution you will make to our cause. I thoroughly look forward to working with you."

Brother Derryberry's position on the State Workforce Development Board will have the primary responsibility to advise the Governor on all matters of Workforce development strategy for the State of Tennessee.

The most important function of the Board focuses on meeting the needs of business for skilled workers and the training, education and employment needs of individuals.

Congratulations again to Guy Z. Derryberry on this important appointment. His selection to this position stands as a source of pride for all UAW Members throughout our Local and Region 8.







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