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Profiles in Service - April 15, 2019

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Ron Berry

Board Member
Commissioner
Roane County, Tenn.

Number of years involved in NACo: Two

Years in public service: 18

Occupation: Owner of Ron Berry Insurance Agency

Education: Middle Tennessee State University

The hardest thing I've ever done is: Bury my parents.

Three people (living or dead) I'd invite to dinner: Vince Lombardi, Gen. Robert Neyland and Gen. George Patton

A dream I have is to: Travel by boat to Mobile, Ala., down the Tombigbee Waterway.

The most adventurous thing I've ever done is: Hike 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

My favorite way to relax is to: Spend time with my family on the lake.

I'm most proud of: Serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Every morning I read: A couple newspapers.

My favorite meal is: My wife’s spaghetti.

My pet peeve is: Workers on their cell phone while pretending to wait on me.

My motto is: It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter.

You'd be surprised to learn: I attended high school in Green Bay, Wisconsin and played football games at Lambeau Field.

The last book I read was: The Reckoning

My favorite movie is: The Natural

My favorite music: ‘60s and ‘70s

My favorite U.S. president: John F. Kennedy

My district is a NACo member because: The research, lobbying and representation we receive on the national level.

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