Martin men among WestStar grads
Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:34 am
Jason Brigance and Dr. George Daniel, of Weakley County, recently were honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin. In its 22nd year, UT Martin’s WestStar program, created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants, now has more than 617 graduates.
The program identifies and educates people to assume leadership responsibilities in the economic and social development of West Tennessee. Class members participate in a series of seminars designed to provide information about major issues facing West Tennessee.
Seminars feature different speakers who focus on subjects that go hand-in-hand with leadership and community progress issues such as education, health care, community and resource development and leadership skills.
WestStar graduates already hold key leadership positions throughout the state in every West Tennessee county.
Brigance is an account manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International, a DuPont business. He is responsible for the management of distribution, sales and marketing of Pioneer corn and soybean seeds throughout most of the retail farm supply stores in his 17-county area. He also serves as a youth baseball and football coach in Martin.
Daniel is the University of Tennessee at Martin Student Success Center director. He is the City of Martin Finance Committee chairman, board member and past president of Martin Rotary Club, Rotary District 6760 Interact Committee chairman and a coach for Martin’s Cal Ripken Baseball League.
Jason Brigance and Dr. George Daniel, UT Martin, WestStar