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Cameron Hyder: Attorney, Advocate for the Children

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Beth ShankleAnderson

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Cameron L. Hyder is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee serving in the Criminal Division and practicing before the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and Supreme Court, Tennessee’s U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.  He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with Trevecca Nazarene University in their Criminal Justice Program.

Throughout his educational career, Hyder was very involved in community service and political activities.  Often, he was called upon to speak on the topics of “Youth in Leadership” and “Youth in Politics.”

Cameron served as Past President and Leadership Seminar Co-Chair for the Tennessee Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, participated on the Nashville Young Leaders Council, the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center Legacy Ball Committee, 2010 Heart Gala Late Party Committee, Nashville’s Top 30 under 30 committee and the 2007 and 2008 Toucan Party committee, both benefitting cystic fibrosis; and is a graduate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Circle of Hope program.  Hyder was selected as a 2009 ROLE Model for the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee’s Fashion for EveryBODY event.  Throughout his career, Hyder has been recognized for his devotion and work pertaining to the development of youth leadership. 

Currently, Cameron serves on the Board of Directors for Our Kids, Inc., where he participates on the Development Committee and works as a member of the Annual Soup Sunday Silent Auction Committee.  He also serves on the Board of the Middle Tennessee Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where he has participated in a number of events benefitting the advancement of research for Cystic Fibrosis. Additionally, Hyder recently was awarded the Teaching Excellence in Criminal Justice Award at Trevecca Nazarene University.