For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: May 15, 2013

Three Mid-South Executives Join Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation Board

The Southwest Tennessee Community College Foundation has welcomed Stanley Blue, Derrick Pratt and Margaret Williams to its Board of Trustees.

With 16 years of experience in the industry, Stanley Blue is a financial services representative for MetLife licensed to provide insurance and investment products in nine states. Dedicated to service and his community, Stanley is a member of the Pro Duffers South and a Board Member of Bountiful Blessings COGIC. He also participates in the Assistbyknight Foundation and the Memphis City School Mentoring Program. He is an alumnus of Southwest, having played basketball under Coach Verties Sails, Jr.

Derrick Pratt is the General Manager responsible for overall profit and loss (P&L) for recycling plants in the eastern United States. Pratt's experience includes leading profit and loss results for Imaging Papers, a $150 million copy paper business. He was responsible for direct sales, marketing, and product development, focused on Xerox copy paper and roll products sold throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America. His community service and leadership roles in civic organizations include past contributions to the Board of Advisors at Mississippi State Business School, a mentor in the Memphis NEXUS Leadership Program, and Board of Directors at Project Management Institute. Pratt graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Mississippi State University.

Margaret Williams joined Baptist Memorial Health Care in 1997. She began her career with Baptist as an assistant controller, supporting corporate budgeting and productivity. In 2001, Margaret was named controller at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and was appointed as the hospital's chief financial officer in November 2005. The community-minded Williams also serves as treasurer for HealthNet Federal Credit Union. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin and graduated with a master's degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University.

The Southwest Foundation is a non-profit, charitable corporation established to enhance the mission of Southwest Tennessee Community College through the financial support of programs and facilities that provide broader educational opportunities for the college's students, faculty, and staff.

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Photo caption: Stanley Blue

Photo caption: Derrick Pratt

Photo caption: Margaret Williams

For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, bjrayner@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134