Founding Families

Sue Pogue

Sue Pogue feels very lucky to have moved in 1977 from Maine to Cookeville, Tennessee, to take a position as the human resource services director at Tennessee Tech University. She says that working at TTU and living in Cookeville have turned out to be wonderful choices.


Sue began her human resources career with the University of Maine. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in educational administration. During her career, she received recognition for her professional skills, having been asked to serve as a member of two national EEO/Affirmative Action committees, as president of a national software user's group, and as a member of a national publications board for professional human resource topics. She has also been active at the state and local levels, having been state vice chair of the Tennessee Job Service Employer Committee and past president of the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.


Sue retired from Tennessee Tech in 2007. Not ready to slow down, she looked for volunteer activities. Her mother and father had both been heavily involved in volunteer activities in her hometown of Bar Harbor, Maine. She has served on the board of Dismas House, the board of the Putnam County Humane Society, as chair of the Putnam County Library Board of Trustees and membership chair of the Putnam County Library Friends, and is a member of the CRMC Foundation Advisory Board and a hospital volunteer.


Sue says she feels very fortunate to have had a steady career and a comfortable retirement and wants to pay forward her blessings. In updating her will, she wanted to remember the CRMC Foundation along with a number of other local charities and organizations. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping others.


Sue, a widow, has two children, son Mark Small and his wife Raquel, and daughter Barbara Small, along with five grandchildren, two spoiled dogs, and a very independent cat.