Bayard “B.T.” Tynes

Bayard “B.T.” Tynes is President and CEO of Strickland Companies a regional family owned distribution business. Bayard graduated from the University of the South (Sewanee) and worked in international sales, including relocating with his family to London, England, for Drummond Company before joining his family’s business in 1990. He is married to his wife of 41 years, Elizabeth Elliott Tynes and they have three adult children and four grandchildren. He is active in the Cathedral Church of the Advent and numerous other civic organizations and charities. His interests include working on his family’s farm, hunting, fishing and spending time in Highlands, North Carolina and Perdido Key, Florida.