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New deputy director for NET Trans chosen

First Tennessee Human Resource Agency has appointed Candace Gump as Deputy Director of the NET Trans Program.
Gump will be responsible for the overall operation of the transportation program for Carter, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties with a budget of $4 million dollars. 
She will manage 80 employees including van drivers, mechanics, call center staff, schedulers, dispatchers and billing staff. She is also responsible for the management of a maintenance facility and fleet of 95 transit vehicles. 
Gump has been with FTHRA for the past five years as the Operations Manager and Drug and Alcohol Program Manager. She studied marketing and management at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va.
Gump has two daughters, Ashley and Cassie. She serves as a member of the United Way Self Sufficiency Vision Council in Kingsport and is a member of First Christian Church in Johnson City.
“We are excited to have Candace as Deputy Director of the NET Trans program. She is a proven leader and effective manager. She is dedicated to her staff and the agency and wants to ensure we continue to provide the best experience to those who use our transportation services” said Jason Cody, FTHRA Executive Director.
NET Trans provides transportation to anyone who wants a ride and completes 800 trips per day.
To learn more about this program or other FTHRA programs, please visit
To schedule a ride, call 461-8233.