Volunteer of the Month

February 2018 Volunteer of the Month

Jay Sanders

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership


Jay was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. He graduated from Oakland High School in 2003 and from Middle Tennessee State University in 2008. After graduation, Jay started work as a Construction Arborist with Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation (MTEMC) where he became a certified arborist and shortly after a Right-of-Way Specialist for MTEMC. In 2013, he had an opportunity to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Transmission Forester before the opportunity presented itself to return back to MTEMC in 2015 as a Vegetation Management Specialist. Jay has recently been promoted to represent MTEMC as the Community Relations Coordinator throughout its service territory where he serves members through a variety of roles and works with numerous non-profit organizations. Outside of his career with MTEMC, Jay is a certified high school teacher for the state of Tennessee and a certified National Arborist. He also serves as a TN Achieves Mentor and volunteers in Middle Tennessee for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties along with many other non-profit organizations throughout the year. 

As a representative of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation and a lifelong resident of Rutherford County, Jay believes it’s extremely important to support local non-profits. He has worked with the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties for multiple years as an Employee Campaign Manager for MTEMC. Jay leads his team by volunteering for United Way’s Days of Action and Hometown Huddle, as well as collecting essential items for the Community Baby Shower and Stuff the Bus. He also has participated in the United Way Experience Impact Program Bus Tours.

Jay said, “Our local United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties makes a positive impact on the community I live in on a daily basis, so it is an honor for me to serve my community through the United Way!”