GREENEVILLE, TN – A Greeneville man with nearly 25 years of experience in employee relations has been named the new HR Director at Takoma Adventist Hospital.
Jack Lister, 46, started his new job Jan. 2. Previously, he worked as Director of Human Resources at Five Rivers Electronic Innovations, LLC, for about nine years.
“We are excited to welcome Jack to the Takoma family,” Carlyle Walton, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer, said. “His extensive expertise in human relations, especially in this area, will be a real blessing to our hospital. I also admire Jack’s Christian commitment, which fits perfectly with Takoma’s mission to be an extension of the healing ministry of Christ.”
In his new job, Lister said he will concentrate on staffing and recruiting, wage and benefit analysis, and promoting healthy employee-company relations for Takoma’s 404 associates.
“Bringing new talent to the hospital is not effective if seasoned associates are leaving,” Lister noted. “We want to foster an environment where associates are engaged with and committed to Takoma. We want to encourage and empower everyone to be champions in their respective fields; proud of the jobs they do and of our hospital.”
Lister’s career began in 1982 at Philips Consumer Electronics, where he was hourly employment manager, handling labor relations for up to 3,800 employees for eight years.
From 1990-1996, he worked at Weavexx as human resource manager. Then as HR manager at Halstead Industries in Clinton, he was responsible for staffing a new plant.
When Philips sold their Greeneville Plant 3 operation to Five Rivers, Lister joined them in 1997, managing the human relations department for up to 1,700 employees.
Lister graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.
He is married to Ginger, a teacher at Nolachuckey Elementary School. They have two grown children, Kallie and Thomas. The Listers are members of First Baptist Church, where they all sing in the choir. Lister is chairman of the church deacons. He also serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Greeneville, as well as on its allocations committee.