TFAC welcomes new board members, Jones and Brannon

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New board members at Tryon Fine Arts Center, Timothy Brannon and Karen Jones. (photos submitted)

Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) is pleased to announce that Karen Jones and Timothy Brannon have joined the board of directors.
Jones is a relative newcomer to the area after a long career in corporate facilities management and real estate and development in Virginia. As an appointed member of Leesburg’s economic development commission for the last six years, Jones became passionate about community and business development, particularly its inter-relationship with the arts.  Jones has held positions with Loudoun Preservation Society, the Loudoun Museum, the Main Street Program in Leesburg and the Loudoun Lyric Opera Company.
Jones currently works as a business and marketing consultant for small businesses. She volunteers with the Polk County Economic Development Commission and the Polk County Appearance Commission.  She serves on the Board of Directors of Tryon Downtown Development Association, House of Flags and Upstairs Artspace.  Jones enjoys her two sons and three grandchildren as often as possible.
Brannon is a native of Tryon and a graduate of Tulane University. In 1972 he joined the sales department of Southern Wood Piedmont, a Spartanburg-based wood preserving company that was a subsidiary of ITT Rayonier. He eventually became president of SWP. In 1992, Brannon joined Rayonier in Stamford, Conn. with subsequent moves to Savannah, Ga., Auckland, New Zealand, and most recently, Jacksonville, Fla. Brannon retired from Rayonier in April 2010 as senior vice president.
Brannon is married to Lucy and they have three children. During their Tryon years, the Brannon’s were active with Tuesday School, Super Saturday, Tryon Hounds, Tryon Little Theater, Harmon Field Commission and Tryon Riding and Hunt Club.
TFAC is fortunate to have such skilled volunteers who love the arts and recognize its importance in lives.  For more information on TFAC programs, visit
– article submitted by Beth Child

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