District Governor D. Keith Cartwright
D. Keith Cartwright is a native of Sequatchie County, graduating from Sequatchie County High School in 1979. He received his Associate Degree from Cleveland State and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee in 1983. He also received his MBA Graduate Degree from the Owen School of Finance at Vanderbilt in 1987.
Keith worked at Citizens Bank of Dunlap until 1988 where he served as Vice President. He became Vice President of Operations for Cartwright Transfer in Churubusco, Indiana until 1990 when he and brother, Jeff, opened Cartwright Atlanta in Conley, Georgia until 1997. Cartwright then founded Little Ponderosa Development in 1997.
Keith is the current 4 Term Sequatchie County Executive, a member of the Dunlap First Baptist Church, and The Dunlap Lions Club since 2010.
Keith joined the lions club in 2010 where he served as membership chair for 3 years. In 2014 he was elected President of the Dunlap Lions and served for 7 years. Over the course of 10 years the club has doubled in membership. Keith has received many awards from Lions Clubs International and District 12-O for growing the club’s membership.
The Lions Club offers many and varied opportunities to serve. Matthew 20:28 says that “The Son of man came NOT to be served, but to serve.” It is in this spirit of Servanthood, that Lions World Wide have been on point when need becomes necessity.
Keith is married to Nesha Cartwright and has one daughter, Hannah Cartwright.