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cathy scott, President

Cathy Scott brings a rich background in fund development and educational advancement to her new role as the fourth president of Bible in the Schools.

In the past few years, Cathy has served as a corporate sales consultant with the Maclellan Foundation, a professional grant writer and educational advancement consultant, the director of development at Chattanooga Christian School, and in teaching roles at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, as well as in the Dade County public school system.

Cathy is a graduate of Covenant College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She brings 15 years of experience working in schools, and is working on her master’s in educational leadership through the Covenant College Graduate School of Education. She is also a certified and licensed educator in both the State of Tennessee and Georgia.

A native of South Africa, she grew up in a family and home in which leadership, organizational management, and integrity were modeled for her. Her father, Dr. Michael Cassidy, is one of South Africa’s most highly respected leaders. He is founder of African Enterprise, an interracial interdenominational global partnership organization in South Africa.

board of directors

Mr. Jerry Adams, CPA - Treasurer
Decosimo Founding Partner, Elliott Davis Decosimo, CPAs

Mrs. Harriet Bond 
Former Bible Teacher and High School Guidance Counselor

Dr. Frank Brock 
Director of Brow Wood

Mrs. Betsy Brown
Regional Manager, Cumberland Trust

Mr. Douglas Brown 
Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President, UBS Wealth Management

Mrs. Mary Coleman
Retired, IBM Corporation

Mr. Franklin Farrow
Chief Operating Officer, Independent Healthcare Properties

Mr. Steve Frost
President, Tuftco Corp.

Mr. Tom Getz
President & Franchisee, Little Caesars Pizza

Mr. Tom Glenn
President, Elder's ACE Hardware of Chattanooga

Mr. Mike Harrell 
Owner, Latitude Advisors LLC

Mrs. Lynda Hawks
President, The Hawks Group LLC

Mrs. Patsy Hazlewood
Member, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 27

Mr. John Henegar
CFO, Thunder Enterprises / Jasper Highlands Development

Mr. Joey Hogan
President, Covenant Transport Group

Mr. Mike Kramer
President & COO, Atlantic Capital Bank & FSG Bank

Mr. Chris Maclellan - Chairman Elect
Vice Chairman, The Maclellan Foundation

Mr. Tom McCallie - Secretary
Retired: Executive Director, The Robert L. & Kathrina H. Maclellan Foundation

Mr. Herbert "Book" McCray
Former Assistant Principal, Hamilton County Department of Education

Mr. Bob Marshall - Chairman
Executive Vice President, Energy Solutions

Mr. Don Morton 
Attorney, Miller & Martin PLLC

Rev. Gerald O'Guinn
Pastor, Love Fellowship Baptist Church

Mr. John Phillips
Retired, Vice President Marketing and Sales, McKee Foods

Dr. Gary Phillips - Vice Chairman
Senior Pastor, Signal Mountain Bible Church

Minister Felicia Pierce
Human Resources Consultant/Business Partner, CHI Memorial

Mr. Ben Pitts
Agent/Broker, Herman Walldorf Commercial Real Estate

Mr. Jasper Reynolds III
Principal, Lift Media Group

Mr. Bart Rolen
Executive Vice President - Wealth Management, FSG Bank

Mrs. Cathy Scott
President, Bible in the Schools

Mr. Britton Stansell
General Manager, Republic Parking System

Mrs. Eleonore Williams 
CPA, Mauldin & Jenkins

Mr. Tom Edd Wilson
President, Aegis Law Enforcement Foundation
Former President, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Board of Reference

Mr. Pete Austin III
President, Austin Building Corporation

Mr. James Barber
President, The Generosity Trust

The Honorable William Barker
Retired, Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court

Mr. Al Chapman
President, Front Porch Alliance

Mayor Jim Coppinger 
Hamilton County Mayor

Mr. Doug Daugherty
Chattanooga, Tennessee Area Project Manager, The Maclellan Foundation

Mr. David Fowler
President of Family Action Council of Tennessee

Mr. John Guerry

Mr. Henry Henegar
Vice President, The Generosity Trust

Mr. Lurone Jennings
Administrator, Chattanooga's Department of Youth and Family

The Honorable Ron Littlefield
Former Mayor of Chattanooga

Mr. Hugh Maclellan, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus, The Maclellan Foundation

The Honorable Samuel Payne
Circuit Court Judge

Dr. Ron Phillips
Senior Pastor, Abba's House

The Honorable Claude Ramsey
Former deputy governor in the Haslam administration and county mayor of Hamilton County

Mr. David Worland
President, Leadership Ministries Worldwide

Mr. Charles "Chuck" Zeiser
Former President and CEO, Southern Champion Tray; Current Chairman of the Board 

support STAFF

Mrs. Diane Cropp
Special Events Coordinator

Mrs. Mary Jane McBride 
Administrative Assistant