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October 2016

Dawn Fry Elected to Utrust Board of Trustees

Dawn M. Fry of Cookeville was unanimously elected by the Utrust trustees to fulfill the unexpired term of Don Weathers (Wilson County) on the Utrust Board of Trustees. Weathers did not seek re-dawn-fryelection to the Wilson County Board of Education.

Fry will be one of seven trustees governing Utrust.  She joins Regina Waller of Trousdale County as one of two school board members representing Middle Tennessee on the Board of Trustees.

Fry, a member and former chairman of the Putnam County Board of Education, is an attorney affiliated with Fry, Fry, Knight & Murphy in Cookeville and an adjunct professor of Business Law at Tennessee Technological University.  She is the mother of twins- – a boy and a girl. She was recently re-elected to a four-year term on the Putnam County Board of Education.

She has been chairman of Kids Putnam since 2012. In 2013,  Governor Bill Haslam appointed her to represent the Upper Cumberland Development District on the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Trust Administrator, Dr. Dan Tollett said, “We are pleased to have Dawn joining the Utrust Board of Trustees. Her experience on the local school board and as a parent, attorney and community leader will be helpful to our board.  She has been a strong and thoughtful member of the Putnam County Board and will be an excellent addition to our board.”

David Jones, chairman of the Utrust Board of Trustees and a member of the Hancock County Board of Education, said, “Anyone replacing Don Weathers has big shoes to fill. He was an outstanding trustee. I believe Dawn is a good choice for this position. She is intelligent, personable, articulate and thoughtful. She will, be an excellent member of what is already an excellent board and we are excited to have her join us.”