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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.

Jamie Arnett
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville
Class of 2016; Integrated Communications (GCMA)
Hometown: Bartlett, Tennessee

Jamie will be attending her fifth TISL General Assembly when she serves as Governor at the 45th in 2014.

GovernorShe was Secretary of State at the 44th General Assembly. She was a representative and served as chairman of the Commerce Committee at the 43rd General Assembly and an editor/reporter with TISL Media at the 41st and 42nd General Assemblies.

Jamie received her bachelor's degree in public relations and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin in May 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Austin Peay.

At UT Martin, Jamie was on the dean's list and named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll every semester. She was named a Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Academic All-American and received the John Burgess Award for outstanding record of both service and academic achievement in political science.

She served as Speaker of the Senate for UTM's Student Government Association; was 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.

Jamie is involved in the Martin Business Association and serves on the planning board for the Tennessee Soybean Festival. 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.

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.

Caleb Butler
Bethel University, McKenzie
Class of 2013; Biz Admin & Acting
Hometown: Lexington, Tennessee

David Snapp
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Class of 2014; Political Science and Business
Hometown: Nashville

Hannah Strong
Rhodes College, Memphis
Class of 2015; Political Science Hometown: Belle Mead, New Jersey

Caleb was the Clerk and Marshall of the Supreme Court for the 44th General Assembly and Deputy Clerk and Marshall for the 43rd and 42nd.

Secretary of StateOn campus, he is adviser for Rotaract and Bethel's Relay Event. He is also on four other planning committees in West Tennessee.

He is the Tennessee State Director for Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership and iscurrently employed at Bethel University as the Retention Facilitator for the College of Arts and Sciences.

He serves on numerous committees within the University as well as within the City of McKenzie. He is the founder of the American Cancer Society Collegiate Relay at Bethel.

Caleb received his bachelor's degree from Bethel in 2013 and is taking graduate courses toward his MBA.

David was Speaker Pro Tem of the House at the 43rd General Assembly and a Representative at the 42nd.

State TreasurerDavid is also involved in Model United Nations. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi.

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

Hannah led the Rhodes AMC3 team for three years, during which it made the finals three times in a row and also earned honors for best brief.

Attorney GeneralShe is a three-term elected representative to the Social Regulations Council at Rhodes.

She is also the Rhodes College TISL delegation's Vice President of Legal, a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, a journalist for the Sou' Wester, and an active member of several other campus organizations.

A New Jersey native, Hannah spent the past three years working for various state officials in New Jersey, including Sen. Kip Bateman. She later served as an executive intern in the New Jersey Statehouse.

Hannah plans to attend law school after graduation.

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.

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

Olivia O'Brien
University of the South, Sewanee
Class of 2016; Religion and Political Science
Hometown: Griffin, Georgia

Sam Adkisson
Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Class of 2015; Political Science & Philosophy
Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Brandon was Speaker of the House at the 44th General Assembly, 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.

Lt. Governor & SpeakerOn campus, he spends time with multiple student organizations. He is responsible for parliamentary procedure within UTK's TISL delegation and the SGA. He also is involved with his community, helping at Sevier Heights Baptist Church and the local branch of Habitat for Humanity.

In high school, he competed in Mock Trial for three years, reaching the State Competition twice and finishing in the Top 10.

In fall 2012, he worked on the Gary Loe for State House campaign in Knoxville. He currently is working for the Jason Emert for State House campaign for the 2014 election cycle.

Olivia was a Senator, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Head Delegate at the 44th General Assembly. She also represented Sewanee in the Senate at the 43rd General Assembly.

Speaker Pro Tem of the SenateAt Sewanee, Olivia works with Residential Life as an Assistant Proctor for incoming freshmen; is a member of the Varsity Women's Soccer team; works with the Office of Admissions as an Arcadian; and is in the local sorority Theta Pi.

Olivia also works at the McGriff Alumni House at Sewanee and in the Nursery at All Saints' Chapel.

She is a member of the academic honors society The Order of the Gownsmen and has been recognized on the Dean's List.

Olivia plans to attend law school.

This is Sam's second term as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court. Before serving on the Court, he was an AMC3 lawyer during the 42nd and 43rd General Assemblies.

Chief JusticeSam is Chief Justice of Vanderbilt's Student Government, President of Vanderbilt's Mock Trial Team, and Past President of Vanderbilt's Undergraduate Political Science Association.

Sam is also a founding member of the Vanderbilt chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and served on the executive board for two years.

He plans to attend law school.

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.

Logan Brasher
Union University, Jackson
Class of 2015; Music Education
Hometown: Adamsville, Tennessee

Jolie-Grace Wareham
Rhodes College, Memphis
Class of 2017; Political Science Hometown: Lombard, Illinois

Logan was a Representative and Vice Chairman for the Education I committee at the 44th General Assembly.

Speaker Pro Tem of the HouseOn campus, he is Speaker Pro Tempore of the Student Senate and won an award as Best Senator the previous year.

Logan is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society. He sings tenor with the University Singers and Men's Choir and teaches piano and voice through the Community Music Center.

Away from campus, Logan gives of his musical and acting abilities to Arts in McNairy, Dreamweavers of West Tennessee and the Savannah Performing Arts Company.

He is working on the Ed Jackson for State Senate campaign.

After graduation, Logan plans to teach music in the school system before pursuing a career in state government.

Jolie-Grace was Chairwoman of the Education I Committee and a Representative at the 44th General Assembly.

Speaker Pro Tem of the HouseAs a Bonner Scholar at Rhodes College, Jolie-Grace participates a wide variety of community service in Memphis and beyond, ranging from teaching ESL classes to refugees, working in community gardens, and working for policy reform.

In Illinois, Jolie-Grace was politically active in local, state, and federal government. She looks forward to continuing her passion of effecting positive change through policy in Tennessee.

Jolie-Grace hopes to attend law school after graduation and someday become an elected public official.

 

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