The newly-formed Claiborne Economic Partnership (CEP) has named Jennifer Hall as CEO.
The CEP is a combination of the Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce and Claiborne County Economic Development Board.
Hall, 31, is a Claiborne County native. Hall says she has always had a positive and competitive personality. She attended Claiborne County High School where she played basketball all four years, and along with her team attended the Tennessee State Basketball Tournament in her senior year. She was also voted homecoming queen and most athletic her senior year.
She then pursued her college career at Walters State Community College for two years and then went to Tusculum College where she received her BSOM (Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management). After college she quickly became active in a sales position with Rotech Healthcare and remained successful there for five years. Hall then became an account manger at SunCrest HomeHealth and Hospice, from which she just recently resigned.
“I was raised in a Christian home in Claiborne County,” she said.
Hall’s mother, Pam Pressnell, is Vice President of Operations at Home Federal Bank in Middlesboro, Ky., and her father, Larry Pressnell, is a salesman at Duncan Lumber in New Tazewell. Hall has two older brothers, Michael Pressnell of Knoxville and Travis Pressnell of Tazewell.
She has been married to Rev. John Hall for almost 12 years and they have two daughters, Jaycee, 6, and Julianna, 3. They reside on a 20-acre farm in New Tazewell and are very active with the church where John is pastor. Hall says they enjoy lots of family time and a variety of outdoor activities.
“I have always been dedicated and hardworking no matter what the task has been,” Hall said, adding that she is now determined to improve the community that she has always loved.
“I am very motivated and willing to overcome any obstacles that may stand in the way of bettering our area and economy,” she said.