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King University welcomes new Board of Trustees members

Johnson City Press • Jun 10, 2020 at 10:19 AM

BRISTOL — Dan Hurst, Jason Mumpower and Dwight Owens were recently elected to King University’s Board of Trustees, according to a news release.

Hurst is the founder and CEO of Strata-G LLC in Knoxville and graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he earned a B.S. degree in agricultural engineering in 1985 and an M.S. degree in environmental engineering in 1994.

Hurst served as an officer in the Navy’s nuclear power program and received an executive certificate in management and leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Business in 2015. He’s chaired the boards of the West Knox Utilities District and Knox Area Rescue Ministries and served on the Tennessee Advanced Energy Council, the Alumni Council, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Board of Advisors and UT’s Chancellor’s Associates.

Mumpower is the deputy comptroller for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, representing the office on state boards and commissions.

Prior to his current role, he was a state representative in the Tennessee General Assembly for 14 years. He is a 1995 graduate of King, where he received a B.A. in economics and business administration, and a 2013 graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s senior executives in state and local government program at Harvard University. Mumpower is also a Rule 31 listed general civil mediator.

After completing his pre-pharmacy coursework at King University in 1990, Owens obtained his doctorate in pharmacy from Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in 1994 and his MBA from King University in 2018.

He is the multi-facility director of pharmacy services in the Northwest market for Ballad Health in Kingsport. In 2016, Owens was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award by the Tennessee Hospital Association. He’s held several leadership positions for Ballad Health and is a member American College of Healthcare Executives and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Owens serves as president of the YMCA of Bristol’s board of directors.