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Herald publisher among Carter House's new board members

The Carter House recently announced the addition of four new Board of Director members – Mike Bailey, John Bibb, Derby Jones and Monty McInturff.

“We’re proud to have the addition of these distinguished community leaders serving on our board,” said Ed Underwood, Carter House president. “The Carter House is gearing up for the 150th Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin and they will assist in the effort to enhance the experience for visitors to Franklin. Mike, John, Derby and Monty all bring a wealth of knowledge and passion to our board as we work to implement our strategic plan.”

Mike Bailey is a founder of Unity Physician Partners, Inc., a new health services company, and serves as chairman and CEO. Unity is designed to integrate and provide primary care and behavioral healthcare to its patients. Before founding Unity, Bailey served as President of the Medicare Advantage operations for Munich Health North America. He was also president and CEO of Windsor Health Group, Inc.

John Bibb received his bachelor of arts and graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University in 2012, where he concentrated on digital art.

Derby Jones is the owner of CMD Publishing Company, which publishes The Williamson Herald and Southern Exposure Magazine. Jones is a graduate of Leadership Franklin (Class of 2007-08), and serves on the board of directors for the J.L. Clay Senior Center in Franklin and the advisory board at NHC Healthcare in Franklin and High Hopes.

Monty McInturff, DVM, is co-owner of Tennessee Equine Hospital in Thompson’s Station. He has worked in private practice for more than 20 years, with a focus on the sport horse as well as the management of a nine-veterinarian, full-service equine hospital. He is also co-founder of the Middle Tennessee Academy of Equine Practitioners where he served as president from 1996-2000.

The Carter House, built in 1830 by Fountain Branch Carter, was witness to one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War on Nov. 30, 1864. This Registered Historic Landmark has been open to the public since 1953 and serves as a memorial to the Battle of Franklin, as well as the Carter family. The Carter House is managed and operated by The Battle of Franklin Trust.

Ed Underwood (front right), Carter House president of the board, recently announced the addition of four new board of directors – John Bibb (clockwise from back row, left), Derby Jones, Monty McInturff and Mike Bailey.

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501 (c) 3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to a greater understanding and enrich the visitor experience of the November 30, 1864 battle. It’s organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history.

Posted on: 6/26/2013


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