Your Board Members
Mark Hansen - Position 3, Chairman
Mark Hansen and his wife, Sara have been residents of Collierville since 1992, and have two adult daughters (Mary Emily and Ann Caroline) and a son (Gray), all of whom attended Collierville public schools. Mark retired from FedEx Express in 2019, having served as Lead Counsel for Regulatory Affairs. As a nationally-known aviation attorney, he has spoken at aviation conferences in the U.S. and internationally.
Mark is a member of the Air and Space Forum of the American Bar Association, and the International Air &Transportation Safety Bar Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from East Tennessee State University, where he served as President of the Student Government Association. Mark has a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Tennessee, and has practiced law in Tennessee since1980.
Prior to his election to the School Board, Mark has been very active in the community. Mark is a graduate of Leadership Collierville and has served on its Board of Directors. Additionally, he has served the Town as a member of the Collierville Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Steering Committee of the 2040 Strategic Land Use Plan. He is also presently serving on the Governor’s Council of the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature.
Mark is an active member of Collierville Methodist Church, where he has served on the Administrative Board, Board of Trustees, Building Committee, and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
Wanda Gibbs - Position 1
On November 11, 2019, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously selected Wanda Gibbs to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Kevin Vaughan. Ms. Gibbs and Clyde, her husband of 48 years, have been residents of Collierville since 1975. They have three adult daughters—all of whom attended schools in Collierville—and five grandchildren. Ms. Gibbs retired in 2013 after a 32-year career as a public school educator in Collierville, Germantown, and Byhalia, MS. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Blue Mountain College and a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Memphis. She also completed additional post-graduate work at Cumberland University.
As an educator, Ms. Gibbs received numerous awards and assumed multiple leadership positions, including grade chair, PTA faculty representative, and school accreditation team member. She was twice selected as a Collierville Rotary Club “Teacher of the Month.” She was also honored as both the “Shelby County Education Association Distinguished Teacher of the Year” and the “Byhalia Elementary Teacher of the Year.” Her record of service to the Collierville community includes the following: Town Beautiful Commission member; Collierville Literacy Council tutor; Shelby County Election Commission poll worker; Collierville High School Band Booster; Collierville NAACP member; Collierville Community Civic Club member; and Sunday School teacher and Women’s Ministry secretary at New Shelby Missionary Baptist Church.
In her free time, Ms. Gibbs is a frequent elementary classroom reader and volunteers for special activities at local nursing homes. She is in the process of writing her first children’s book. Ms. Gibbs looks forward to the opportunity to serve the Town of Collierville and its students in her role as a School Board member.
Wanda Chism - Position 2
Wanda Chism has been a Collierville resident for almost 40 years. After a 31 year teaching career in the Collierville school system she retired in May 2011. She taught 15 years at Collierville Elementary and 16 years at Tara Oaks Elementary. Wanda has been actively engaged in the schools as a teacher, parent, and grandparent. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master’s in Education from the University of Memphis.
Wanda is dedicated to serving the Students, Parents, Teachers, Principals, and other School Staff of our schools, who are most responsible for the quality of education and other activities in the classroom. Ms. Chism believes that this is an exciting time and opportunity in our community as we build our Collierville School System and through working together, we can continue to have schools of excellence that will allow all our children the opportunity to compete globally now and into the future.
Ms. Chism has four married children and nine grandchildren. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Collierville Literacy Council, presently serving as the secretary, and is an active member of Collierville United Methodist Church.
Frank Warren - Position 4
Frank Warren and his family moved to Collierville in 2011. He and his wife, Suellen, have three sons: Samuel, Jed and Cal. All attend Collierville schools and are active in Boy Scouts. The Warrens attend Central Church.
Frank is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker: Collins-Maury and works out of the Collierville office. Prior to entering real estate, Frank spent 14 years in the financial services profession. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Memphis and master’s degree from Christian Brothers University.
Mr. Warren has been actively involved in the Collierville community. He served as President of the Collierville Rotary Club and is currently on the Board of Directors for the club and the Rotary Foundation. Also, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Collierville Literacy Council. He was a graduate of Leadership Collierville in 2016. Additionally, he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Bible Museum on the Square and Main Street Collierville.
Wright Cox - Position 5, Vice Chairman
A life-long resident of Collierville, Wright Cox held his first job at Coop’s Market on the Town Square. Mr. Cox earned a BBA from Texas Christian University in 1980 and graduated from the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking in 1991. He is also a graduate of the Rhodes College Executive Leadership Program. He has served for more than 35 years in the banking industry and has been with BankTennessee since 1992, where he is currently serving as the community president for the Collierville branch.
Mr. Cox is active in the community and serves on numerous organizations and boards. He has served on the Board of Directors of Crichton College and the Mid South Fair. Mr. Cox has served as president of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, and was past president and founding board member of the Collierville Education Foundation. He is the Founding Chairman of the Collierville Three Star foundation, a past board member of Leadership Collierville and has had some involvement in Crosswind Elementary PTA. His other community activities included working as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Collierville Soccer Association and he has served as the honorary chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America. Mr. Cox has also been the recipient of the C. H. Harrell Education Award.
Wright and his wife Cindy, have three children and attend Hope Presbyterian Church where he has served as an Elder.