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 52 community leaders.

Please join us in congratulating the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2019.  We look forward to working with them throughout the 2018-2019 year and helping them become the Best Class Ever!


Brad Adams

South College

David Ayliffe

Associate General Counsel
Tennessee Valley Authority

Ben Bentley

Executive Director/CEO
Knoxville’s Community Development Corp

Lisa Bollinger

Human Resources Business Partner
UT Battelle- ORNL

Becca Boyd

Vice President, Director of HR

Mike Brown

M & M Productions USA

Claudia Caballero

Executive Director
Centro Hispano of East Tennessee

Nicole Chandler

Executive Director
The Change Center

Jeff Cheek

Countryside Tire and Auto Service

Jamie Ciancio

Gifted and Talented Coach
Knox County Schools

Kim Ciukowski

Senior Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Jon Clark

Brighton Developers, LLC

Tanya T. Coats

President (Educator)
Knox County Education Association

Jack Davidson

The Trust Company of Tennessee

Jon-David Deeson

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Deucker

Vice President, Owner Experience and GM, Vision Center
Cirrus Aircraft

Randy Fields

Director of Business Development
Hickory Construction

Susan Foard

Pugh CPAs

Marty Gibbs

Vice President & General Manager
The Christman Company

Jill Green

Shareholder / Professional Recruiter
BGT Recruiting & Consulting, Inc.

Ronald Green

Deputy Chief
Knoxville Police Department

Derwin Hagood

Senior VP Operations
Knoxville Utilities Board

Christina Harrill

Annual Giving Officer
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Tolly Harris

Vice President, Customer Care
(JTV) Jewelry Television

David Hunt

President and General Manager

Lyle Irish

Knoxville Area Association of Realtors

Ashley Jessie

Executive Principal
West High School

Mickey Johnson

Private Wealth Advisor
Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group

Seth Kehne

Lawn Butler Inc.

Katharine Killen

Director of Community Relations
Knox County Health Department

Kim Lauth

Kim Lauth Consulting, LLC

Andy Lowe

Knoxville Market Leader

Steve Mangum

Dean, Haslam College of Business
University of Tennessee

Elise Massey

Collier Restaurant Group

Dave Miller

President, East Region
First Tennessee Bank

Lauren Miller

Director of Client Services
Moxley Carmichael

David Mink

Senior Vice President
White Realty & Service Corp.

Meghan Morgan

Associate General Counsel
Pilot Travel Centers LLC

Robert Nobles

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Tennessee

Carey Parker

Chief Executive Officer
LHP Capital

James Shamiyeh

Medical Director Heart Lung Vascular Institute
University of Tennessee Medical Center

Seema Singh-Perez

City of Knoxville

Oliver Smith, IV

Oliver Smith Realty & Development Company

Wanda Sobieski

Suffrage Coalition

Rick Staples

State Representative
State of Tennessee

Brian Tapp

Senior Vice President
Avison Young

Scott Taylor

Bernstein, Stair & McAdams, LLP

Joe Tolbert

Foster Chapel Baptist Church

Garrett Wagley

Executive Director
Wesley House Community Center

Angie Wilson

Sr. Director of Marketing
Visit Knoxville

Lynsey Wilson

Vice President, Marketing & Events
Knoxville Chamber

John Winemiller

Attorney/Office Managing Partner
Merchant & Gould PC