I oversee the finance department, which is responsible for the preparation and presentation of all financial reports for the Chamber and many of its partners. We are responsible for tax compliance with federal and state agencies. Also included within our department’s responsibilities are human resources, office management, security and building maintenance.
Joined the Chamber in 2011
Education and/or Professional Accreditations:
- Bachelor of Science in accounting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- Certified Public Accountant – State of Tennessee
- Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional
Know My Knoxville
Favorite Knoxville pastime? Watching a concert or show from the front row of the balcony in the Tennessee Theatre
Favorite thing about Knoxville? Market Square – the “electric” atmosphere.
What part of town do you live in? I live in Seymour with my wife of 31 years, who teaches school in Sevier County.
What makes it special? The area is special because we raised our daughter and son in Seymour.
How long have you lived in Knoxville? I have always worked in Knoxville since attending the University of Tennessee beginning back in 1977. I grew up in Middle Tennessee.
Favorite book… Time to Kill by John Grisham
Favorite movie… Forest Gump and Saving Private Ryan (toss up)
Favorite vacation… Disney World when my children were young
Favorite sports team… America’s Team – The Dallas Cowboys
Favorite time of day (and why)… Daybreak – glad to wake up and know I have another chance to get it right!