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Executive Officers

GovernorGovernor
Elected by a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives

Micah Roeder
Union University
Class of 2011; Psychology
Hometown: Earle, Ark.

Micah was a Representative at the 38th General Assembly, which elected him to serve as Lieutenant Governor at the 39th General Assembly.

He is SGA Vice President and Speaker of the Senate at Union. He previously served as Freshman Class President, student Senator and Speaker Pro Tem of the Senate.

Micah helped to lead recovery efforts at Union after the Feb. 5, 2008, tornado.

Micah is active in Alpha Tau Omega, where he has held several leadership positions. Academically, he is an honors student. As a Focus Leader for Union, Micah helps introduce new students to campus. He has participated in "Think Pink" week Breast Cancer awareness.

The Governor traveled internationally in January, visiting Braunschweig, Germany, to participate in a Christian student exchange ministry program.

Executive Council

State Treasurer
Elected by a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives

Secretary of State
Elected by a Joint Session of the Senate and House of Representatives

Attorney General
Elected by the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court

Elizabeth Brandon
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Class of 2010; Accounting
Hometown: Nashville

Gian Gozum
The University of Memphis
Class of 2012; Asian Studies & International Trade
Hometown: Jackson, Tenn.

Anne Mayes
Lambuth University
Class of 2011; Political Science
Hometown: Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Elizabeth was a Representative at the 39th General Assembly. She is the first elected Treasurer in TISL's history after a constitutional amendment in 2008.

State TreasurerShe has served as the Assistant Treasurer for her sorority for two consecutive years. She also was elected to the Executive Council of her high school.

She plans to study abroad in Barcelona this summer to complete her International Business collateral.

Elizabeth volunteers at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville and the Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt when she is home from school.

Gian was a Representative at the 39th General Assembly.

Secretary of StateIn high school, he was one of 30 students in the United States to be accepted into the Reischauer Scholars Program, which is a long-distance learning course with Stanford University that focuses on Japan’s history, culture, and its relationship with the United States. He also was a member of his high school’s Academic Decathlon team, which won the national competition for Division III in Anaheim, Calif., in 2008.

He is a member of Frosh Council, a senator for the Student Government Association, a member of the Honors Student Council and a member of the Emerging Leaders program.

Anne was a Representative at the 38th General Assembly and a Senator at the 39th General Assembly.

Attorney GeneralShe serves as the Philanthropy Chair for her sorority, Phi Mu.

She is also the News Editor for the Lambuth University newspaper and works as an intern with a local law firm.

After graduation, she plans to attend law school.

Officers of the Senate

For the Supreme Court

Lt. Governor & Speaker
Elected by the Senate

Speaker Pro Tem
Elected by the Senate

Chief Justice
Elected by the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court

Tristan Wilkerson
The University of Memphis
Class of 2009; Communications
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.

Kristin Tisdale
Union University
Class of 2011; Biology
Hometown: Hendersonville, Tenn.

Amanda Martin
Lipscomb University
Class of 2011; Political Science
Hometown: Oneida, Tenn.

Tristan was Speaker Pro Tem of the Senate for the 39th General Assembly. He was a Senator at the 38th General Assembly and was a winner of the Douglas Carlisle Award as an outstanding delegate.

Lt. Governor & SpeakerHe is a senator in his Student Government Association, a Student Ambassador and an ambassador for the student events allocations committee.

Tristan is an inner-city schools tutor for the GEAR UP Memphis tutoring program and an executive member of the Black Student Association.

He will be a Spring 2008 Tennessee Legislative Intern and plans to go to law school. He previously studied in Ghana and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Kristin was a representative at the 39th General Assembly.

Speaker Pro Tem of the SenateThe goal of her biology major is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon.

Kristin is a Senator for the freshman class and a member of the Freshman Council. She is also a member of the Union Debate team.

She volunteers at the Jason Foundation and at her church. She has worked at various summer camps with her home church and enjoys activities with youth group.

In high school, she was ranked fifth in her graduating class, served as senior class secretary, and tutored middle school students through the National Honor Society.

Amanda is a Presidential Scholar at Lipscomb. She has been a member of the Provost List since 2007. 

Chief JusticeShe is vice president of Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity and vice president of Delta Omega social club at Lipscomb.    Amanda has also been invited to join the Alpha Chi Honor Society.

In the fall of 2008, Amanda participated in a Study Abroad Program in Vienna, Austria, and had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe. She also traveled to South Africa for mission work.

In high school, Amanda was Valedictorian of her high school class as well as being named a National Merit Finalist.  She was also President of the National Honor Society and participated in a short-term exchange program in Berlin.

Officers of the House of Representatives

Speaker
Elected by the House of Representatives

Speaker Pro Tem
Elected by the House of Representatives

Shayna Taylor
Middle Tennessee State University
Class of 2010; International Relations & French
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.

Cory Higdon
The University of Memphis
Class of 2012; Political Science
Hometown: Columbia, Tenn.

Shayna was a Representative at the 39th General Assembly.

Speaker of the HouseShe is currently the Attorney General for MTSU's Student Government Association, the President of the Equestrian Team and the Society for International Affairs, and is Madison's Who's Who Woman of the Year.

Cory was a Representative at the 39th General Assembly.

Speaker Pro Tem of the HouseHe is vice chairman of the College Republicans at his college and a member of the Freshman Senate. He is also a part of an on-campus Greek organization.

During high school, Cory was national vice chairman of Students for Fred Thompson. He attended three national leadership conferences in Washington. He was a page for the state House of Representatives. He also was a delegate of Boys' State and attended the Governors' School for International Relations.

 

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