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Board of Directors


As a membership organization the Chamber's tone, direction, and policy stances are dictated by our Board of Directors. This key group of community leaders represent a cross-section of our membership. Each of our committees is chaired by a member of the Board of Directors who is responsible for bringing committee-level recommendations to the larger group for action and approval. Board members serve three-year terms. 

Patrick Birmingham - Chairman
President & Publisher, Knoxville News Sentinel

Mitchell Steenrod - Past Chair
Senior Vice President & CFO, Pilot Flying J

Kathy Hamilton - Board Secretary
Vice President, Shelton Group

Tom Fisher - Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President & CFO, University Health System, Inc

Robyn Askew
Attorney, Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Eddie Black
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, KUB

Grant Boyd
Managing Director & City President, SunTrust Bank

Jenny Boyd
Owner, Boyd's Jig and Reel

Mike Brennan
Director of Operations, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Gwendolyn W. Brown
President, Brown Pearman Russell, LLC

Daniel Carter
Executive Vice President, The Trust Company of Knoxville

Jimmy G. Cheek
Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joseph DiPietro
President, University of Tennessee

Mike DiStefano
Executive Vice President, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Parker Frost
President, Gigmark

Bill Garibay
President, ES&H, Inc.

Jill Green
Professional Recruiter/Shareholder, BGT Recruiting & Consulting, Inc
Ron Honken

Randy D. Jenkins
Chief Financial Officer, Partners Development

John Kalec
EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Clayton Homes

Mae Killibrew-Mosley
President & CEO, Markets Demand More, LLC

Joseph Ledford
Chairman, Knoxville Office Manager, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc.

Andy Lorenz
Vice President, Messer Construction Company

Misty Mayes
President/Owner, Management Solutions, LLC

Cavanaugh Mims
President, Visionary Solutions, LLC

Chris Ooten
Director of Real Estate, Weigel's Convenience Stores

Roger Osborne
Executive Vice President, Caris Healthcare, LP

Damon Rawls
Owner, Jani-King of Knoxville

David Reynolds
EVP/Manager Commercial Banking, Home Federal Bank

Jessica Rich
Vice President/District Manager, Knoxville, US Bank
Steve Ridenour
President, Ridenour Companies, LLC
Tom Rogers
Director, Industrial Partnerships & Economic Development, UT Battelle/ORNL
Tim Romero
Regional Vice President, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
David Rookstool
Owner, First Choice Testing Center

Andy Shafer
President, Shafer Insurance Agency

John Tolsma
President, Knowledge Launch

Terry Turner
Owner, All Occasions Party Rentals

Susan Varner
President/Owner, Realty Executives Relocation

Howard H. Vogel
Shareholder, O'Neil, Parker & Williamson, PLLC

Jonathan Williams
President & CEO, Accord Federal Services, LLC

Susan Williams
Principal, SRW & Associates

Greg Wilson
Business/Commercial Banking Manager, First Tennessee Bank, N.A.


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