McNally appoints ex-Clinton city manager to state board

Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) today announced the appointment of James S. “Steve” Jones to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

“Steve Jones is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. An accomplished businessman and military veteran, I know he will make positive contributions to the commission. I am pleased to appoint him and grateful he has agreed to serve.”

An East Tennessee native, Steve grew up on his family’s farm in Clinton, Tennessee. A United States Air Force veteran, Steve is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and received his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Steve has served on the Anderson Farm Bureau Board for 20 years and was the region’s Young Farmer of the Year in 1994.  He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Quail Forever.

Steve is currently the President of Steve Jones & Associates, LLC in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He serves on the UT/Battelle Development Corporation board of directors, the Tennessee Valley Corridor board of directors and is Chairman of the Y12 Community Relations Council.

An avid bowhunter and fly fisherman, Steve has hunted across the United States but is most comfortable in woods and streams of his own property.

Steve lives in Clinton with his wife of 34 years, Jamie.  Steve and Jamie have three adult children, two beautiful granddaughters and one spoiled bird dog.

Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission oversees the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The TWRA was established in 1949 and completely reorganized in 1974. It now consists of more than 600 professionals dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of Tennessee’s fish and wildlife for the enjoyment of all Tennesseans and visitors.

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, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. 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 9 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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