State Champions Council

Fuel the Force State Business Champions Council Chairs

Dennis Johnson,
CEO, Hardin Memorial Hospital

Dennis Johnson

“Here at Hardin Memorial Health we have over 2200 employees, many of whom are graduates of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College…not just in nursing but in other disciplines as well. But this (campaign) is not just important to the healthcare industry, it is important to all industries, especially those that are right here in Hardin County and in our region.”

Carter Hendricks,
Mayor of Hopkinsville

Carter Hendricks

“As an alumni of Hopkinsville Community College, I know firsthand the tremendous impact it (HCC) has on helping to set the foundation for success in any individual’s life as a student on this campus. More importantly, I see what it means to have a strong college producing a strong workforce, which is vital to the future of our community.”

Rusty Justice,
Jigsaw Enterprises & Bitsource, LLC

Rusty Justice

“The strength of the community college is that they can target directly on what your needs are as a business. It doesn’t have to be a one size fits all.”

Fuel the Force State Business Champions Council

Fuel the Force State Business Champions Council

Front Row, L-R: Ken Wheeler, Jan Yonts, Carter Hendricks, Rusty Justice, President Jay K. Box, Mary Grace Cassar
Back Row, L-R: Rick Starks, Arthur E. Walker III, Chuck Coldiron, Mike Baker, Jim Jacobus, Darrell Wayne Short, Diane Logsdon, Lowell Guthrie, Blake Bowling, Mike Miller
Not pictured: John Stewart, Dennis Johnson, Neville Blakemore, Ben Johnston