Mayor Coats is a native of Collierville, Tennessee graduating from Collierville High School. After working for Carrier Air Conditioning Company in Collierville for more than 15 years, he then went to Federal Express in 1984 and retired after 20 years of service. Mr. Coats is currently a consultant to various large businesses relating to packaging design, materials management, and process improvement. He is CEO of Brier Hills Consultants, LLC, holding one patent and has two patents pending. He has been married to his wife, Shan, for almost 15 years. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Vice Mayor Mike Binkley
Biography Mr. Binkley was elected commissioner in 2012 and currently serves as Vice Mayor for the City of Piperton. He also serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals. Before being elected as commissioner, Mike served on the Planning Commission for two years. He is the owner of Rich-Way Landscape, a family owned landscape company. He and his wife Jennie Binkley have two kids, Colton and Michaela Binkley. They have been residents of Piperton since 2003.
Chairman John Henszey
Biography Commissioner Henszey grew up in central Pennsylvania and received a BS degree from Penn State University. He worked for Chevron Chemical Company/Valent USA for 30 years rising to the level of District Manager and was transferred to Germantown, TN in 1984. For the past 13 years he and his wife of 47 years, Barbara, have enjoyed living in Piperton. He served as Chairman of the Piperton Industrial Development Board before being appointed to his current position as Chairman of the Piperton Planning Commission.
Biography Gwendolyn Brown is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, educated at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing her college degree, she became a stewardess for TWA in New York and soon became an instructor for new stewardess. She received a Master's degree from UT Memphis in social work and became a specialist to handle poor underserved woman diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization she founded, Carin' and Sharin', was the first to assist underserved women diagnosed with that difficult problem. She was also a UT teacher for social work students and remains a position specialist regarding breast cancer concerns for Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She is married to husband, John, and have children and grandchildren.
Biography Mr. Archer is a native Memphian, graduating from Whitehaven High School and earning B.S. and M.Ed degrees from Memphis State University. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Archer returned to Memphis and served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and associate superintendent of the Memphis City Schools. Retiring in 2004, Mr. Archer accepted the position of Headmaster of Fayette Academy, serving until his permanent retirement in 2006. Mr. Archer and his wife, Ruth, became residents of Piperton in 2008 and have two adult children and one grandchild.