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Lt. Gov. Appoints Shelby Co. Commissioner to Health Equity Commission

Press Release from Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, Aug. 24, 2010:

(Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) has appointed Shelby County Commissioner J.W. Gibson to the Tennessee Health Equity Commission. The Commission partners with law makers, State departments, health equity stakeholders and community members to ensure that health priorities and concerns of Tennessee’s minority and underserved populations are adequately addressed.

“Commissioner Gibson’s expertise in identifying and responding to the healthcare needs of individuals and communities in Tennessee make him an excellent addition to the Health Equity Commission,” said Lt. Governor Ramsey. “As a successful business owner in the medical field, his perspective will be invaluable in providing quality healthcare for those in need.”

Mr. Gibson is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and attended Christian Brothers University in Business Management. He is founder and CEO of the Gibson Companies. As a business leader he has served as President of the National Minority Medical Supply Association, and Chairman of the Minority Input Committee, an advisory group to the Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC). He conducted the Healthcare Providers Focus Group designed to assist major hospitals in developing plans for increased spending with small businesses.

Mr. Gibson has been on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Community Redevelopment Agency, Leadership Memphis, Christ Community Health Science and the Shelby County Education Foundation. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Memphis in May.