CBU Board of Trustees Welcomes Four New Members

Greg Duckett, Doug Marchant, Pravin Thakkar, and H. McCall Wilson, JrMemphis – The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University will welcome four new members at its first meeting of the 2010-2011 year in October. New members are Greg Duckett, Doug Marchant, Pravin Thakkar, and H. McCall Wilson, Jr.

Greg Duckett is senior vice president and corporate counsel with Baptist Memorial Health Care System. He also serves as Shelby County’s election commission chairman. Prior to joining the Baptist Memorial Health Care System in January of 1992, Duckett served as chief administrative officer for the City of Memphis, as director of Memphis Housing and Community Development from 1988 to 1991, and as state counsel to Senator Al Gore Jr., from 1985 to 1987. He was selected to serve on the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team, evaluating approximately 40 agencies as part of Housing and Urban Development and working on personnel issues. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Memphis State University School of Law.

Doug Marchant is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Unified Health Services, a leading provider of worker’s compensation claim processing services handling over 300,000 patient visits annually for hospitals and medical groups in 26 states. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a B.S in Computer Science and Mathematics, Marchant founded Concord EFS, offering electronic transaction authorization, processing, settlement, and fund transfer services. Later, he founded Electronic Physician Network to move medical data electronically and streamline data access.

Pravin Thakkar is president and chief executive officer of Universal Scaffolding & Equipment which he founded in 1984 after taking early retirement from MLGW. Universal Scaffolding specializes in providing utility castings and foundry products and a full line of scaffolding equipment and accessories to customers across North and South America, and was one of the first companies to begin conducting business in China in 1989. In 2003 his company was named “Manufacturer of the Year” by the MidSouth Minority Business Council. Thakkar holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers College and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Memphis.

H. McCall Wilson Jr. is president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Fayette County, a community bank founded in 1905 in Moscow, TN. Wilson holds a B.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. in Finance both from Christian Brothers University. Wilson began his career as a certified public accountant at Reynolds, Bone and Griesbeck. Wilson serves as chairman of the board of Methodist Hospital in Somerville, TN. In the banking industry, Wilson holds positions on the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Government Relations Committee, the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council, the American Bankers Insurance Association, and the State of Tennessee Collateral Pool. He was most recently named vice-chairman of America’s Community Bankers Council. ###

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