Robin Derryberry elected to lead Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Robin Derryberry / Photo from tn.gov

Robin Derryberry of Chattanooga has been elected by fellow Tennessee Human Rights Commission members to serve as chairwoman of the commission.

Derryberry and her husband, Andy Derryberry, are principals at Derryberry Public Relations.

She will spend a two-year term as chairwoman. She was first appointed to the panel in 2015 by then-House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville.

Among the panel's responsibilities is enforcement of the state's anti-discrimination laws, which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion and sex.

photo Robin Derryberry / Photo from tn.gov

"It's an honor to serve with my fellow commissioners on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission," Derryberry said Friday.