Board of Directors

NOBLE WELCH - Board Member




JOE SORRELLS – Board Member
I moved to Henderson from Nashville TN in 1969 when Anderson Hickey Company located its manufacturing operation from Nashville to Henderson. Then in 1989 I temporarily relocated back to West Tennessee to assist a struggling operation that turned into an 8 year stay, returning back to Henderson in early 1997. Since arrival in Henderson in 1969 to currently, I have been active assisting and serving on the boards of most all nonprofit organizations in Rusk County. My economic development experience consists of the final 25 years prior to retirement in mid 2001 seeking out and determining new plant locations and then assisting in their startup. After retirement in 2002 to 2007 I served on the HEDCO Board.
I currently am an elected Rusk county official serving as Justice of the Peach, Pct. 5. I am a member of the Henderson Lion’s Club and attend First Baptist church. My wife Thelma and I live in Henderson.

SUE HENDERSON – GENERAL MANAGER of HEDCO. Sue & her family moved to Henderson in 1988 from San Diego, CA. She has been married 38 years to Bob Henderson (twice retired, U.S. Navy 22 years & Fiberglass Specialties 22 years). They have a son and a daughter, and 3 grandsons, all of whom live in Henderson.

Prior to moving to Henderson Sue worked at the Naval Supply Center where she was the 1st woman in the United States to break into a man’s world and hold the position of Government Inspector with the Supply Center. She also worked for U.S. Congressman Jim Bates on waste, fraud & abuse in Government.

After moving to Henderson, Sue worked at the Rusk County Clerk’s Office running elections & election schools for both County Clerk Helen Sillick & Frank Hudson. She also worked at the Chamber of Commerce and volunteered for a year for State Representative Chuck Hopson before accepting her position at HEDCO, where she has served since 2003. Sue was awarded the Economic Developer of the year award in 2004.