Gen. Clark and Local VWC Receive Highest Honors at Annual District Attorneys Conference

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2023) – The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference (TNDAGC) has awarded District Attorney General Dave Clark its highest honor – the Pat McCutchen Award. During the same three-day training conference, the TNDAGC awarded Katherine Sellers, a Victim Witness Coordinator (VWC) also from the 7th Judicial District, the prestigious Tony Clark Award.

“The Pat McCutchen Award is presented to an individual who best exemplifies the goals and ideals of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference and their efforts to improve the quality of justice for all Tennesseans,” explained TNDAGC Executive Director and last year’s Pat McCutchen awardee Stephen D. Crump. “Gen. Clark is long overdue for this honor and couldn’t be more deserving of this recognition.”

The Pat McCutchen Award was first established in 2000 in honor of the late Conference Executive Director and District Attorney General for the 19th Judicial District. The award is presented annually at the TNDAGC’s three-day fall training conference. During his presentation of the award, Crump praised Clark’s discerning stewardship of tax-payer dollars, decisive leadership, and unwavering commitment to victims of crime.

Local VWC Katherine Sellers was also honored at this year’s awards luncheon for her dedication to victims of crime and outstanding contributions to the 7th Judicial District. The Tony Clark Award, named after the late District Attorney General of the 1st District, is presented annually to a non-prosecutor staff member who demonstrates exceptional compassion, care, and dedication to victims of crime.

“Beyond her top-tier service and compassion for victims of crime, Sellers is a dedicated member of our investigative teams, a relentless grant seeker securing vital resources for the office, and an essential member of the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force (CTF),” said Gen. Clark. “Her unwavering dedication to justice sets her apart as a true beacon of hope and progress in our community.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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