Chamber Board of Directors

The Knoxville Chamber’s overall direction and policy stances are dictated by our Board of Directors. This key group of community leaders represent a diverse cross-section of our membership base. Each of our committees is chaired by a board member who is responsible for bringing committee-level recommendations to the larger group for action and approval. Each board member serves a three-year term.

Board Members

John McNeely

President/CEO, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security

Ed Medford, Chair – Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Manager - ED & Government Relations, Knoxville Utilities Board

Steve Merrell, Chair – Marketing Committee

Sales & Marketing Director, Eagle Distributing Company

Dave Miller

East Region President, First Tennessee Bank

Jim Nichols, Ex Officio – The Development Corporation

Broker/Owner, Red Door Brokers

Tom Rogers, Ex Officio – UT-Battelle/ORNL

Director, Industrial Partnerships & Economic Development

Jim Rooney

Owner/Founder, PureMagic Car Wash

Jorge Sanabria

President, Expoquip Inc.

Cory Schupp

Director - Credit & Purchasing, Pilot Flying J

Rob Stivers III

Market Executive/Commercial Banking Manager & SVP, Regions Bank

John Thurman

Architect, McCarty Holsaple McCarty

Lance Tracy

Chief Commercial Officer, Radio Systems Corporation