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Front Page - Friday, November 8, 2019

Realtor English joins Heritage Center board


The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center has announced new board members, including Chattanooga Realtor Becky Cope English.

The planned National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will be a 19,0000 square-foot facility that honors the tradition, culture and values of the Medal of Honor. Located in downtown Chattanooga at Aquarium Plaza, the Heritage Center will feature exhibits to tell the real-life stories of these ordinary people who demonstrated extraordinary heroics under the most difficult circumstances.

English has joined the board of trustees, effective immediately.

A native of Chattanooga, English has worked as a real estate professional for more than 20 years. After being named 2017 Realtor of the Year, English formed Scout Realtor Group with business partners and her husband, Derek.

English has previously served on the Greater Chattanooga Realtors board of directors, is a graduate of its 2007 Leadership Program and was awarded the George Kangles Citizenship Award in 2018. She is also active in the community through her fundraising efforts with multiple charities and organizations.

“Having this opportunity to serve on the board of trustees for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is a tremendous honor and is truly humbling,’’ Cope says. “I look forward to working with this board in preserving the incredible heritage of the Medal of Honor and its mission in educating future generations about the six character traits that embody the Medal of Honor and its recipients.”

“We are delighted that Becky is joining the board of trustees as her leadership and wisdom serve the institution well as we prepare to open our doors Feb. 22, 2020,” says Keith Hardison, executive director for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. “Becky’s vision and unending passion for our mission has established our Celebration of Valor Luncheon as one of the premier fundraising events in our area, and I know that she will bring the same passion to the board and help strengthen our efforts to grow and sustain the character education programs into the future.”