We are blessed to have a wonderful group of people serving on our CEF State Board. Maybe you know some of them? Click their photo to read more details about them.
Lianna Hamm has served on the CEF of TN state board since February, 2016. She is a follower of Jesus Christ, a wife to Bill and mother of four blessings ages 6 to 11. She is a licensed attorney in both Tennessee and North Carolina, musician and former worship leader. She was previously employed as in-house counsel for Zapi, Inc. and later worked as the director of development for Cornerstone Schools of Washington, DC. In 2012, she began homeschooling her oldest child for Kindergarten and has continued to the present. In 2013, she founded the Bellevue Home School Association Cooperative and served as the Organizer until 2017. She remained on leadership and currently serves as the treasurer. She co-founded West Nashville Home Schoolers and was a board member from 2014-16.
She has traveled extensively throughout the world and recently served on a 12 day mission trip to Southeast Asia. She attends Forest Hills Baptist Church where she co-teaches an adult Sunday School class and Girls in Action missions class for 1st and 2nd grade girl. She has taught 4th grade VBS every summer since 2013. Lianna is passionate about reaching elementary children with the gospel of Jesus Christ through the ministry of CEF. She completed the CEF college credit course Teaching Children Effectively Level 1 and taught in a Good News Club from 2016-2018. May 7, 2018 she assumed the responsibilities of the Chair of the state board of CEF of TN, Inc.
Ron is currently employed with Pinnacle Financial Partners, Nashville, Tennessee. Ron joined Pinnacle in January of 2006 as Senior Vice President & Manager of Client Services Group for Rutherford & Bedford Counties. Ron has enjoyed a long career in banking that started in 1979. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Ron was the retail banking executive for Regions Bank, overseeing 64 locations. Prior to that he spent 14 years at First American National Bank, where he served has the regional executive for community banking. He had responsibility for Rutherford County operations at each of these two banks.
Ron has been an active community member. He served as a ruling elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN. While at Covenant, he served as the World Missions Committee Chair and as the Leadership Development Committee Chair. He has previously served on the board of directors and chaired the budget committee for Bethany Christian Services, Inc. He has volunteered time for such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, YMCA, United Way, American Heart Association, and Special Olympics.
Ron obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Covenant College in 1980 and graduated from the Stonier’s Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware in 1988. He has also completed courses in Commercial Lending and Advanced Commercial Lending from the Darden Business School and the University of Virginia. Ron holds an insurance license with the State of Tennessee.
Ron is married to Rebecca Warren Carter. They have been married for over 32 years. Becky is currently a teacher on staff with St. Paul’s Academy in Nashville. Becky is a graduate of Belmont University. Ron and Becky have (5) children and (2) grandchildren.
Is President and CEO of Global Industrial Components, Inc. (GIC), headquartered in Woodbury, Tennessee. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a medic. He is married with three children and four grandchildren. He and his wife, Beverly, live outside Murfreesboro, TN on a 40-acre farm.
With 25 years of experience in sales and operations of the Standard and Specialty Fasteners industry, Gerald stepped out on faith and established GIC in 1994. Since that time, business growth has been significant and consistent, and GIC is now one of the region’s largest distributors of fasteners and precision machined components to the automotive, lawn and garden, medical, marine and OEM industries, with an expanded range of Supply Chain Management services, sub-assembly and vendor managed inventory. An in-house, domestic screw machine manufacturing division was added and a trading company in Nanjing China was finalized in 2006 to support global operations. A distribution warehouse was established in 2006 in Oneonta, AL and was later moved to Blountsville, AL, where it remains today. In 2015, a Tampa, FL distribution warehouse was added. Mexico is the next landmark for GIC in 2016, and the formation of a Mexico entity, GIC de Mexico, was started in San Luis Potosi.
GIC has also formerly engaged in a strategic alliance throughout the USA and Mexico, representing Flaig-Hommel, a German corporation. Flaig-Hommel is a 70 year established cold heading fastener manufacturer, with facilities in Germany, Taiwan, Thailand, Poland and Russia, and supports major automotive manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen. This alliance will allow GIC to bring added value to its USA and Mexico customers.
Gerald utilized his Hispanic descent to become minority certified and is active in the home council in Tennessee, as well as the SRMSDC in the USA South Region.
He attributes his success to listening intently to his customers, a winning team spirit among his associates, and being blessed and guided by his faith.
Jane has spent 36 years as an educator. She recently retired as the principal of a large multicultural elementary school in Nashville, TN with students from over 40 countries. A Good News Club was started in her school and is still being held there. She holds a B.A. and a B.S. degree from Welch College and a M.Ed and a M.Ed+30 from Middle Tennessee State University. She is presently working with Vanderbilt University at Peabody College, Trevecca University, and Welch College teaching and mentoring teacher education students. She attends The Donelson Fellowship and is active in their music and drama ministries. She is married to Pete and they have four grown children and are “Papa” and “Gram” to five grandchildren.