Current Class

We are pleased to announce the selection of the following community and civic leaders to participate in the Flagship Program of Leadership Knoxville. During the year, class members will participate in monthly sessions and focus on Servant Leadership. We are excited to begin our journey with this year’s class of 54 community leaders.

Please join us in congratulating the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2020. We look forward to working with them throughout the 2019-2020 year and helping them become the Best Class Ever!

 

Ying Ayliffe

Associate General Counsel
TVA

Justin Bailey

Principal Broker | Owner
Bailey & Co. Real Estate

Tanisha Fitzgerald-Baker

College and Career Access Team Leader
Project GRAD Knoxville

Leah Berry

Division Manager – Business
Strata-G, LLC

Rick Blackburn

President
Blackburn Development Group, LLC

Katy Brown

Protocol Officer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Cassius Cash

Superintendent
US Park Service

Ashleigh Christian

Director of Membership Development
Knoxville Chamber

Chelly Clayton

Proprietor
Salubrious Farms

Brian Cole

Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee

Annie Colquitt

Proprietor
The Swag

Meg Counts

Community Relations & Event Manager
Pilot Flying J

Todd Cramer

President/Owner
RFC Company dba Johnstone Supply

Denise Dean

Director
East TN Freedom Schools

Aram Demirjian

Music Director
Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Allison Easterday

Partner
Bernstein, Stair & McAdams

Scott Elmore

Managing Member
Elmore Stone & Caffey, PLLC

Drew Everett

Chairman
Bush Brothers & Company

Ron Fuchs

Partner
Boldsquare

Bob Fuller

CFO Operations
TeamHealth, Inc.

Alyson Gallaher

Executive Director
Volunteer East Tennessee

Erin Gill

Director of Sustainability
City of Knoxville

Rusty Harmon

Sr. Vice President and Private Banker
FirstBank

Sterl Henton

President/CEO
Rev It Up LLC

Heath Hildreth

Principal
The Hildreth Agency

Alisha Hinton

Principal
Knox County Schools/Sequoyah Elementary

Mike Honeycutt

Regional President
SmartBank

Stan Johnson

Executive Director
SEEED Inc.

Ben Kowalski

Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Cirrus Aircraft

Thomas Krajewski

Principal Broker
National Land Realty

Kyle Lang

Senior Director of Contracts and Performance
Constellis

Allison Lederer

Vice President / Wealth Advisor
Regions Private Wealth Management

Terri Lee

Dean, College of Arts and Science
University of Tennessee

David Manderscheid

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Nancy McBee

Business Development Manager
Trane – Energy Services

Bart McFadden

President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Gwen McKenzie

Executive Advisor/City Council
CVS Health/City of Knoxville

Dationa Carter Mitchell

Attorney-Advisor
U.S. Department of Energy

Sien Moon

Managing Director
Knoxville Children’s Theatre

Todd Morgan

Executive Director
Knox Heritage

Jack Neely

Executive Director
Knoxville History Project

Mike Odom

President and CEO
Knoxville Chamber

Alizza Punzalan-Randle

CEO
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley

Jen Roche

Governmental Affairs Director
Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS

Debby Saraceni

VP, Marketing and Physician Services
Covenant Health

Julie Simpson

VP Human Resources / CHRO
UT Medical Center

Tommy Smith

President
Johnson University

Tom Spangler

Sheriff
Knox County Sheriff’s Office

Sylvia Turner

Associate Director/Haslam Scholars Prog.
University of Tennessee

Clarence Vaughn

Executive Director
City of Knoxville/PARC

Karen Walker

Chief Financial Officer
The Trust Company of Tennessee

John Williams, III

Vice-President
Knoxville Utilities Board

Keith Wilson

Dir. of Career and Technical Education
Knox County Schools

Patrick Wilson

President
Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority