Knoxville CEO peer advisory board adds two new members

October 11, 2017 Written by Knoxville Chamber

Knoxville, Tenn.—Harold Cannon, President, Cannon & Cannon, Inc., and Justin Cazana, Principal/Broker, Avison Young, have been selected for membership to the Chief Executive peer advisory board in Knoxville by Vistage Worldwide, Inc. They join over 200 senior executives, business owners, and CEOs across the state of Tennessee who are Vistage members.

Vistage members meet monthly with peers from local non-competing businesses to help one another improve themselves and their companies. Membership is by invitation only and requires a nomination and a selection process.

Introducing the new members:

Harold Cannon co-founded Cannon & Cannon, Inc. with his wife Angie in 1996. For over 20 years the firm has been providing consulting engineering and field surveying services that create the civil engineering canvas of the Knoxville community. CCI was awarded the Pinnacle Woman-Owned Business Excellence Award in 2015.

Justin Cazana began his career in real estate in 2004. Avison Young is the largest commercial real estate firm in Tennessee and specializes in leasing, brokerage, and property management. With a portfolio of more than 2.3 million square feet under management, the firm is the only full-service commercial real-estate firm in the region. Cazana is a licensed real-estate broker in Tennessee and Georgia, and was recognized as one of Knoxville’s “40 Under 40.”

Board Chair Kurt Greene said, “CEOs are in the business of making decisions. Justin and Harold both lead growing, successful businesses. When seats on our board open up, we look for leaders like these two, with values, skills, experiences, and markets that complement our membership. We place a premium on cognitive diversity to bring new perspectives to the table.” Kurt is Chair of the two Vistage advisory boards in town.

About Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Vistage Worldwide is an organization designed exclusively for high-integrity CEOs and executive leaders who are looking to drive better decisions and better results for their companies. Our members — 21,000 strong in more than 20 countries — gather in trusted, confidential peer advisory groups where they tackle their toughest challenges and biggest opportunities. Leveraging the Vistage platform, Vistage members have demonstrated the ability to refine their instincts, improve their judgment, expand their perspectives and optimize decision making. CEOs who joined Vistage grew their companies 2.2 times faster than the rate of the average U.S. company, according to a 2017 analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data. Learn more at