County Government

COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Stephanie Allen OHara, Legal Program Manager, MTAS
605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson, TN 38301
(965) 974-0411 | stephanie.ohara@tennessee.edu


Stephanie Allen OHara joined MTAS staff in the Knoxville office as a legal consultant on January 1, 2010. Effective November 1, 2013, Stephanie became the Legal Program Manager at MTAS.  Stephanie graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a bachelor’s in business administration. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she interned with the U.S. Congress and Philip Morris USA. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While in law school, Stephanie interned with Oak Ridge National Labs; Retired Judge James Beckner, Third Judicial District Criminal Court; Chancellor Telford Forgety, Jr., Fourth Judicial District; Judge Benjamin Strand, Jefferson County General Sessions; as well as several law firms. Prior to joining MTAS as a legal consultant, Stephanie served as a judicial clerk to Justice Sharon Lee on the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys volunteering with charities and many outdoor activities, including snow skiing, hiking, wakeboarding, and dragon boating.

  Doug Bodary, County Government Consultant, CTAS
315 John R. Rice Blvd., Ste 101, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 653-7001 | doug.bodary@tennessee.edu


Doug serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Murfreesboro office.

Sharee Brewer, Finance and Accounting Consultant, MTAS
P.O. Box 100, 475 Clement Hall, Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7057 | sharee.brewer@tennessee.edu


Sharee began working with MTAS in July, 2012 serving as a Finance & Accounting Consultant in the west Tennessee grand division. She is stationed on the campus of UT-Martin. In addition to providing consulting services for municipalities, she is one of the trainers with the Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) Program. Prior to coming to work with MTAS, Sharee worked for 22 years as a financial & compliance auditor with the State Comptroller’s Office, Division of Local Government Audit. She has nearly 30 years of combined experience working in financial related areas of state, county, and city government and has worked with multiple law enforcement agencies including DAG, TBI, FBI, BATF, and the US Attorney’s Office. She received her Bachelor of Professional Accounting degree from Mississippi State University in 1987 and has recently completed the UT-Martin Masters of Business Administration program with a banking and finance emphasis. She holds licenses and certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM); and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Sharee makes her home in Martin with an 14 year old shih-tzu named Lucy that was adopted after being rescued from a puppy mill. She claims the title of world’s most fabulous aunt to her niece and nephew and in her spare time enjoys cooking, hosting the perfect party, reading, watching football, everything beach-related, and listening to really excellent music with a penchant for smooth jazz and R&B.

  Kim Clark, Coordinator II, MTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | kim.clark@tennessee.edu


Kim serves as Coordinator II for the CTAS Nashville office.

Mike Galey, County Government Consultant, CTAS
175 Clement Hall, Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7056 | mgaley1@tennessee.edu


Mike serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Martin office.

Nancy Gibson, Administrative Specialist II – Codes, MTAS
1610 University Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-9846 | nancy.gibson@tennessee.edu


Nancy Gibson has been working at MTAS for eight years in the Municipal Codes Department.  She works with cities and consultants regarding municipal codes and charters. Her duties include reviewing ordinances and compiling lists for inclusion in codes, producing new codes (and revisions) and compiling updates of existing municipal codes for cities. This includes markup, proofreading and all correspondence related thereto.Certifications include:CAP in November 2010Communications Certification 2011Customer Service Certification 2011Supervisory Certification, Level 1 2013Nancy does invoicing for the Municipal Codes Department and is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat (full version), and Adobe Photoshop Pro.  She maintains the Municipal Codes Database.

Kristy Godsey Brown, Legal Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | kgodsey@utk.edu


Kristy serves as Legal Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Liz Gossett, Information Specialist II, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555| liz.gossett@tennessee.edu


Liz Gossett, E-Media and Information Specialist, joined CTAS in September 2012. Prior to joining CTAS, Liz was a research associate for the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Long Range Planning Division. She is originally from the Atlanta area and received a bachelor of science in 2007 in urban policy studies and a bachelor of arts in sociology in 2005, both from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Liz received her Master of Science in Information Science from The University of Tennessee in May 2015.

Keith Groves, Solutions Consultant, CIS
193C Polk Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210
(731) 425-4779 | keith.groves@tennessee.edu


Keith Groves, Resource Program Manager, joined the UT Center for Industrial Services in March of 2005. Prior to joining the CIS, Keith worked in retail sales for 11 years and in manufacturing for 16 years. During the 16 years in manufacturing, he became involved in Lean Manufacturing and has worked extensively in Lean Manufacturing since 1995. In 2011, Lean for Government was a program implemented in State Government to focus on improving processes and to train state employees on Lean Methodologies; Keith has been the core deliverer for this process.

Rick Hall, County Government Consultant, CTAS
2112 North Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 282-4141 | rick.hall@tennessee.edu


Rick serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Johnson City office.

Jim Hart, Jail Management Consultant, CTAS
744 McCallie Avenue Suite 502 Doctors Building, Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 413-7902 | jim.hart@tennessee.edu


Jim serves as Jail Management Consultant for the CTAS Chattanooga office.

Gary Hayes, County Government Consultant, CTAS
744 McCallie Avenue Suite 502 Doctors Building, Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 634-2200 | gary.hayes@tennessee.edu


Gary serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Chattanooga office.

Malea Hinson, Coordinator, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | malea.hinson@tennessee.edu


Malea serves as Coordinator for the CTAS Nashville office.

Brett Howell, Information Specialist II, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | brett.howell@tennessee.edu


Brett Howell, communications specialist, holds a master’s degree in public administration from Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from Tennessee Technological University, where he also received a minor in history. Since joining CTAS he has been responsible for public policy and fiscal analysis, particularly as it relates to how the state budget and proposed legislation impacts county governments statewide. At CTAS, he is the managing editor of Tennessee County News. Prior to joining CTAS in August 1995, Brett was a newspaper editor with experience in university public affairs.

Carolyn Keith, Administrative Support Assistant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | carolyn.keith@tennessee.edu


Carolyn serves as Administrative Support Assistant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Kevin Lauer, Fire Management Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(865) 974-8181 | kevin.lauer@tennessee.edu


Kevin serves as Fire Management Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Gabe Looney, Property Assessment Consultant, CTAS
(865) 271-7803 | gabe.looney@tennessee.edu


Kevin serves as Fire Management Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Libby McCroskey, Lead Legal Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | libby.mccroskey@tennessee.edu


Libby serves as Lead Legal Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Frank McKee, County Government Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | frank.mckee@tennessee.edu


Frank serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Jeff Metzger, Legal Consultant III, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219


Jeff serves as Legal Consultant III for the CTAS Nashville office.

Kelley Myers, Municipal Codes Coordinator, MTAS
1610 University Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-0425 | kelley.myers@tennessee.edu


Kelley joined MTAS (Knoxville) on November 4, 2013, as the Codes Coordinator.  Prior to this, she worked as a paralegal in a private litigation law firm, focusing primarily in the areas of insurance defense and plaintiff personal injury/medical malpractice.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UTK in 1990.  To compliment this, she obtained her paralegal certification in 2005, as well as her advanced certification in 2006.  She is very active in the Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association, currently serving as the 2014-2015 President, and instructing the Communications section of the certified paralegal exam prep course.

Mike Meyers, Senior GIS Consultant, CTAS
1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-1080 | mmeyers@tennessee.edu


Mike serves as Senior GIS Consultant for the CTAS Knoxville office.

Mary Ann Moon, Lmg Specialist, CTAS
1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-5015 | mmoon1@tennessee.edu


Mary Ann serves as Lmg Specialist for the CTAS Knoxville office.

  Chris Payne, GIS Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | chris.payne@tennessee.edu


Chris serves as GIS Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Pamela Peters, Accounting Specialist, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | pam.peters@tennessee.edu


Pamela serves as Accounting Specialist for the CTAS Nashville office.

Bobby Phillips, County Government Consultant, CTAS
605 Airways Boulevard, Suite 109, Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 423-3710 | bobby.phillips@tennessee.edu


Bobby serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Jackson office.

  Kim Raia, Environmental GIS Consultant, CTAS
1610 University Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-6434 | kim.raia@tennessee.edu


Kim serves as Environmental GIS Consultant for the CTAS Knoxville office.

Robin Roberts, Executive Director, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555  |  robin.roberts@tennessee.edu


Robin serves as Executive Director of the UT County Technical Advisory Service.

Wesley Robertson, County Government Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | wesley.robertson@tennessee.edu


Wesley serves as Budget and Finance Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

  Ben Rodgers, County Government Consultant, CTAS
25 West Broad, Suite 9, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 525-3535 | ben.rodgers@tennessee.edu


Ben serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Cookeville office.

Marty Spears, County Government Consultant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | marty.spears@tennessee.edu


Marty serves as County Government Consultant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Mike Stooksberry, Senior Environmental Management, CTAS
P.O. Box 100, 175 Clement Hall, Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7077 | mike.stooksberry@tennessee.edu


Mike serves as Senior Environmental Management for the CTAS Martin office.

  Tanya Todd, Administrative Support Assistant, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | tanya.todd@tennessee.edu


Tanya serves as Administrative Support Assistant for the CTAS Nashville office.

Steve Thompson, Assistant Vice President, IPS Administration
1610 University Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 974-9609 | steve.thompson@tennessee.edu


Steve Thompson is assistant vice president with the Institute for Public Service. Steve joined the university as executive director of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service in July of 2010. A former city manager with cities in South Carolina, Virginia and Florida, Steve has extensive experience in a wide range of services and projects impacting small to large local governments, and has emphasized success with development, financial management and community partnerships. Steve is also a current member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the national advisory board to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

  Jonathan Walden, Manager of Information Technology and Environmental Services, CTAS
226 Capitol Boulevard Building, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 532-3555 | jon.walden@tennessee.edu


Jonathan serves as Manager of Information Technology and Environmental Services for the CTAS Nashville office.

Dennis Wolf, Fire Management Consultant, MTAS
7777 Walnut Grove Road, Box 14, Memphis, TN 38120-2130
(901) 579-9247 | dennis.wolf@tennessee.edu


Dennis Wolf is the fire management consultant for MTAS.  He joined MTAS on August 1, 2011.  Dennis joined the fire service as a volunteer firefighter in 1974.  Before coming to MTAS, he served for over 34 years with the Germantown Fire Department, the last 15 years as Germantown’s fire chief and emergency management director.EDUCATIONMaster of Science in Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZBachelor of Professional Studies in Fire Administration from the University of Memphis, Memphis, TNExecutive Fire Officer Program, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS AND AFFILIATIONSChief Fire Officer designation (CFO), Commission on Fire Accreditation InternationalChief EMS Officer (CEMSO) designation, Commission on Fire Accreditation InternationalMember (MIFireE), Institution of Fire EngineersInternational Association of Fire Chiefs – MemberTennessee Fire Chiefs Association – Member and past presidentMid-South Fire Chiefs Association – Member and past president