The board of directors of Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors has named Tim Henderson as executive director following President Robert Cheatham’s retirement at the end of the year.
Currently Humanities Tennessee’s director of operations, Henderson has been with the nonprofit since 1998, serving as the director of digital programs before taking on his current role.
"After conducting a thorough national search, the board of Humanities Tennessee is confident that Tennessee native and longtime Humanities Tennessee employee Tim Henderson is the ideal candidate to lead the organization,” Neil Hemphill, HT board chairman, said in a release. “Tim's experience, knowledge and commitment to the humanities are exemplary, and his familiarity with the organization's outstanding staff and programs will ensure the continuity of Humanities Tennessee's great work across the state."
Henderson earned a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Union University and master's degrees in English and information science from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee, respectively.