Jack Lister, director of Human Resources at Takoma Regional Hospital, has been named the chairman of the Public Service Division for the 2013 United Way Campaign, Mike Hopkins, general campaign chair, has announced.
Lister is a longtime United Way volunteer who is currently serving on the United Way of Greene County Allocations Committee.
Lister states, "The United Way is a wonderful opportunity to extend the ministry of Christ. Jesus helped the sick, the poor, the weak, and the hungry -- the same people that United Way helps.
"Individually we can't do much, but collectively, we can make a big difference."
Hopkins commended Lister on his dedication, saying, "United Way is very fortunate to have Jack at the helm of the Public Service Division.
"He has a sincere passion for helping others, and we are delighted to have him on our team. His extensive service on the United Way board and as a United Way volunteer will be valuable in leading the Public Service Division."
The Public Service Division is composed of local hospitals, colleges, nursing homes, the city and county school systems, and the federal, state, city and county governments.
Lister, with the help of other volunteers, will be instrumental in helping United Way of Greene County reach its goal of serving more than 28,000 Greene County residents through United Way-funded agencies.
He has served on the board of directors for the American Red Cross/Greene County Chapter and the United Way of Greene County, and currently serves on the Industry Advisory Board of the Greene Technology Center.
He attends First Baptist Church, where he is a member of the Deacon Counsel.
Lister graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Administration and has worked in human resources for the past 30 years.
His wife, Ginger, recently retired from teaching with the Greene County School System.