Lee D. Yeiser

Committee for Governor’s Arts Awards, Audit Committee, Nominating Committee

Term: 2013-2017, Congressional District 7

Lee Yeiser was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2013.

Growing up in Tallahassee, FL, Lee was impressed and influenced by the myriad of visual and music presentations generated by Florida State University. She has since been an active advocate and supporter of the arts in her community. She has raised funds for the Savannah Arts Commission’s annual symphony concerts on the Cherry Mansion Lawn for 20 years, brought the Suzuki violin lesson program to Savannah during the 1970’s, and is a long-time supporter of the Jackson Symphony.

Lee taught English at Hardin County High School and served as a member of the Savannah Arts Commission.  She was the co-founder of the Savannah Junior Auxiliary and has served as president, vice-president and finance chairman of the organization. She also has served as a member of the Hardin County Library Board as well as a member of the Reelfoot Girl Scout Council in Jackson. She is an active member of First United Methodist Church and has served as past chairperson of  Worship and Education Commissions, as well as a member of the sanctuary remodeling and pipe organ acquisition committee.

Lee received a Bachelor of Science degree in fashion merchandising from Florida State University and Master of Arts in Teaching English on the Secondary Level from Bethel College. She is married to Emmett W. Yeiser, and they have three married daughters and five grandchildren.

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