This edition of WestStar's Spotlight on a Leader features Ted G. Moore, WestStar class of 2001. Moore is the executive director of the McNairy County Economic Development Commission Inc., and is credited for establishing The McNairy Regional Alliance, a non-profit, professional organization which engages in the economic development of McNairy County to ultimately improve the quality of life and community for its citizens. After graduating from West Tennessee Business College in 1965, Ted launched his career in the banking industry and from then on he has acquired outstanding credentials including: president of First American National Bank, Waverly Tennessee (1986 – 1992), executive director of the Humphreys County Economic development Council (1993-199), and president of Regions Bank, Selmer Tennessee. Throughout his career, Ted has furthered his economic education and leadership at numerous universities across the Midwest. Furthermore, Ted's banking and leaderships experience exemplifies his life purpose to economically better his community as well as the state of Tennessee.
Ted's community involvement is highlighted by the many civic and industry related organizations in which he has been either a member or a director. To mention a few, Ted is a member of the Tennessee Economic Development Council, president of the McNairy County Foundation for Academic Excellence, Board Member of United Way of McNairy County, a member of Habitat for Humanity, as well as many other organizations. Ted's leadership skills reflect his personal characteristics such as being a dedicated and result oriented banker who strives for the economic success of his community while also being a problem solver whose communications are focused on the benefit of others.
As a result of his experiences, Ted has received an abundance of honors and awards including Humphreys County Person of the Decade Exchange as a result of his economic and community development. Ted also was awarded the Club Freedom Shrine Award to honor his dedication in establishing the Humphreys County Center of Higher Education.
In addition, Ted has achieved much success through the support of his wife, two daughters, and 5 grandchildren. Ted is also an active member of Selmer First United Methodist Church. Due to Ted's loyalty and commitment to family, church, community, and economic development he has earned his place as a star leader in West Tennessee.