Press release from the Office of Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; June 27, 2013:
(June 27, 2013, NASHVILLE) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced the appointment of John D. “Spike” Tickle II to the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission.
“The Tennessee State Museum is an invaluable cultural and historical resource for the state of Tennessee,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “Capturing Tennessee’s rich and vibrant history for future generations is important work. Spike Tickle’s unique perspective and experience will aid this commission greatly as it continues to fulfill its mission year after year. I am grateful he has agreed to serve.”
“Our state museum is a true treasure. I’m grateful that an individual like Mr.Tickle has agreed to help strengthen our state’s curation of history,” said Speaker Harwell. “I am confident he will be a strong asset for the museum.”
A graduate of the University of Tennessee’s School of Engineering, Mr. Tickle is currently on the board of directors of the Strongwell Corporation and serves as the managing director of Three Horse Investments, LLC.
A strong believer in education, Spike and his wife, Lisa, established the Spike Tickle STEM Engineering Fellowship Endowment at the University of Tennessee. The endowment is intended to attract outstanding graduate students to both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering.
The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission was created in 2009 to oversee operations and establish the strategic direction of the state museum, with an emphasis on the educational and cultural enrichment of the citizens of the state. The mission of the commission is to work to ensure that the citizens of this state have access and exposure to museum collections and to promote the educational and cultural enrichment of citizens of the state.