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Executive Officers

Governor
Elected by Delegates at Large

The Governor presides over the Executive Council. He/She is a member of the TISL Board of Directors and also appoints the justices of the Supreme Court.

Alexander Brown
Southern Adventist University, Collegedale
Class of 2016; History & Pre-Law
Hometown: Ooltewah, Tenn.

Alex was Secretary of State at the 43rd General Assembly; Representative and Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee at the 42nd General Assembly and Alternate Senator at the 41st General Assembly.

GovernorAlex earned an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies from Chattanooga State Community College. He is former President of the Paralegal Association and former Chairman of the TISL Committee of the Student Government Association at Chattanooga State.

He is President and founding member of the College Republicans chapter, a member of the Society of Political Sciences (SOPS), and a member of the History Club of Southern Adventist University.

He is a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), the Southeast Tennessee Paralegal Association (SETPA), and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Alex is also involved in many other organizations in the collegiate, local, state, and national levels.

Alex is married to Suzanne H. Brown, who is also active in TISL. She was an Assistant Secretary of State at the 43rd General Assembly and a lobbyist at the 42nd General Assembly. They have four children, three boys and a girl.

He plans to attend law school and run for office in the future.

Executive Council

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

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

Attorney General
Elected by the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court

The Secretary of State keeps the official records of TISL and coordinates the flow of legislation at the General Assembly.

The State Treasurer oversees TISL Media and the marketing of TISL merchandise. TISL Store

The Attorney General is the Executive Council's expert on the TISL Constitution and Legal Code. He/She represents the Executive Council before the Supreme Court and leads a team in AMC3.

Jamie Arnett
University of Tennessee at Martin
Class of 2014; Political Science & Communications
Hometown: Bartlett

Pamela Keen
Tusculum College, Greeneville
Class of 2014; Political Science and Business
Hometown: Nashville

Henry Mendoza
Walters State Community College, Morristown
Class of 2016; Musical Theater & Speech Communication
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Jamie was a representative and served as the Chairman of the commerce committee at the 43rd General Assembly and an editor/reporter with TISL media at both the 41st and 42nd general assemblies.

Secretary of StateAt UT Martin, Jamie has been on the dean's list every semester.

She also has been a SGA justice for the past two years; is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society; and is a PEP leader for UT Martin's First Year Initiative for freshman students.

She is also a member of UT Martin's nationally ranked NCAA Division 1 rifle team. After graduation, she plans to pursue a graduate degree and a career in public relations.

Pamela served as Deputy State Treasurer at the 43rd General Assembly and was a Representative at the 42nd.

State TreasurerAt Tusculum, she is a peer tutor, serves on the judicial board as a justice, is one of the co-founders of Tusculum's TISL delegation, and is serving her second term of Vice Chair of Tusculum's delegation.

Pamela is a member of PioneerNation, a group of students that supports all Tusculum sports, and is involved with many other organizations on campus. She is on the Dean's list each semester and is both a Tennessee Scholar and Academic All-American Scholar.  

Pamela contributes to the community by volunteering at Charity Treasures, a store whose proceeds go to victims of domestic violence and homeless people. She has also worked with Lisa Donegan, District Attorney of Humphreys County, Tenn.

She plans to attend law school after graduation.

Henry was a member of the Attorney General's AMC3 team at the 43rd General Assembly.

Attorney GeneralAt Walters State, he is a Vice President of the Student Government Association. He is also on the Walters State Community College debate team and several other campus organizations.

In addition, Henry served as Regional Director for the Borgen Project and Spokesperson for Food for the Hungry of East Tennessee as well as for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

Henry is pursuing a BFA in musical theater and a B.A. in Speech Communication with 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 Supreme Court

The Speaker presides over the Senate and appoints officers such as the Chief Clerk and Sergeant at Arms. The Speaker of the Senate becomes Governor if a vacancy occurs.

The Speaker Pro Tem presides over the Senate in the absence of the Speaker and becomes Speaker if a vacancy occurs.

The Chief Justice leads the judicial branch of TISL.

Luke Trammell
Union University, Jackson
Class of 2014; Government & Public Administration
Hometown: Centre, Ala.

John Domanski
University of Tennessee at Martin
Class of 2016; Political Science
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.

Sam Adkisson
Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Class of 2015; Political Science, Philosophy, History
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.

Luke served as a lobbying CEO for the 43rd General Assembly and as a lobbyist for the 42nd and 41st General Assemblies.

Lt. Governor & SpeakerLuke is heavily involved in the Student Government Association where he has served as his class Vice President for the last two years and was also on Freshman Council his freshman year.

He is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity where he has served in various leadership positions.

He is also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science honor society and a Vice President of the Union Prelaw Society.

He has been on the Dean’s list during all of his semesters at Union and after graduation he plans to attend law school.

Domanski was a Senator for the 43rd General Assembly and the Vice Chairman for the General Welfare II committee.

Speaker Pro Tem of the SenateAt UT-Martin, he is Freshman Council President and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He plans on continuing his involvement in both the SGA and his fraternity throughout the years to come.

After gaining his undergraduate degree he plans on commissioning with the Army and furthering his career by becoming a lawyer.

He hopes to return to Tallahassee and serve as the representative for that area in Congress.

Sam served as an Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3) lawyer during the 42nd and 43rd General Assemblies.

Chief JusticeAt Vanderbilt, Samuel is on the mock trial team and serves as Editor of one of the campus's publications.

After graduating, he plans on attending law school and pursuing a career in as either a federal prosecutor or constitutional scholar.

Officers of the House of Representatives

Speaker
Elected by the House of Representatives

Speaker Pro Tem
Elected by the House of Representatives

The Speaker presides over the House of Representatives and appoints officers such as the Chief Clerk and Sergeant at Arms. The Speaker of the House is second in the line of succession if the position of Governor becomes vacant.

The Speaker Pro Tem presides over the House in the absence of the Speaker and becomes Speaker if a vacancy occurs.

Brandon Chrisman
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Class of 2015; Political Science
Hometown: Nashville

David Snapp
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Class of 2016; Political Science
Hometown: Johnson City, Tenn.

Brandon was Speaker Pro Tem of the House at the 43rd General Assembly, a Representative at the 42nd General Assembly and a Page from Martin Luther King Magnet High School, Nashville, at the 41st.

Speaker Pro Tem of the HouseOn campus, he spends time with multiple student organizations. He is responsible for parlimentary procedure within UTK's TISL delegation and the SGA. He also is involved with his community, helping at FaithPromise Church on campus and volunteering around Knoxville.

At home in Nashville, he is heavily involved with his church and with local music. He plays piano, as well as numerous other instruments. In high school, he competed in Mock Trial for three years, reaching the State Competition twice and finishing in the Top 10.

In summer 2011, he worked for Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's re-election campaign as a canvasser in Nashville.

After college, he plans to pursue a Master's degree and then attend law school.

David was a Representative at the 43rd General Assembly.

Speaker Pro Tem of the HouseDavid is also involved in College Republicans, Model United Nations. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi.

In the future he hopes to go to law school, open up my own law firm, and get involved with government on the state as well as the national level.

 

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