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Grayson College swears in two board members


November 17, 2016 – (DENISON, TX) At Grayson College’s board meeting held on Nov. 17, Krista Hartman and Jacqueline Butler were sworn in as board members.

Butler was appointed in 2012 and returns to serve a second term. She earned both a bachelor of science and master of science from Texas A&M University. She is a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society and Phi Kappa Phi.

A resident of Denison, she and her husband, Dale, have two children and four grandchildren. They are members of United Methodist Church in Denison. Butler has made several presentations on behalf of the programs and services of the college.

This will be Hartman’s first term. She took the place of long-time trustee, Bill McFatridge. Hartman has been a successful semi-professional golfer, a real estate broker and entrepreneur.  She currently operates a successful business as a professional consultant and business coach and manages her farm and vineyard property.  She also co-authored a motivational memoir with her mother, Ambassador Mary E. Kramer (Ret.), The Unlikely Ambassador and Her Diplomatic Daughter, Stories and Recipes for the Life You Want.

In 2015, Hartman received one of five Hoss Newsom Annual Scholarships awarded by the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Foundation for upcoming Texas Winemakers and Grape Growers. She also participated as a judge in 2015 and 2016 Lone Star International Wine Competition, hosted by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association in Grapevine, Texas.

Hartman joined the committee for planning the 2016 Texoma Craft Beverage Alliance Annual Business Conference and was appointed Executive Director in July.  Additionally, she was recently invited to serve on the Advisory Board for the T.V. Munson Center for Viticulture and Enology at Grayson College.

Hartman holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa ('89) and is a Core Essentials Graduate of Coach University ('09). She also earned her Associates of Applied Science in Viticulture & Enology with Honors from Grayson College in 2015. She and her husband Scott live north of Sadler with their 11-year-old Min Pin, Guinness and 2-year-old Boxer-Rhodesian mix rescue, Mojo.