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.  This year’s class is the largest class in our thirty-plus years and we are excited to begin our journey with them.

Please join us in congratulating the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2017.  We look forward to working with them throughout the 2016-2017 year and helping them become the Best Class Ever!

Charme Allen

District Attorney General
Knox County 

Dale Amburn

President & CEO
London & Amburn, P.C.

Rob Barger

President & CEO
First Century Bank

Mike Belbeck

EVP of Operations
Covenant Health

Sherry Browder

Reindustrialization Manager
UCOR

Brandon Bruce

Co-founder & COO
Cirrus Insight

Jayne Burritt

CEO & Administrator
Public Building Authority 

Mark Campen

Owner, Conservation Cooperative
City Councilman; City of Knoxville

Robert Carter

City President
FirstBank

Keith Carver

Chancellor UT Martin
The University of Tennessee 

Matt Chambers

Vice President
Johnson & Galyon, Inc. 

Bo Connor

COO
Connor Concepts

Jeremy Cook

Senior Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners 

Monica Crane

Associate Director
Cole Neuroscience Center, UTMCK

Mei Ling Davis

CFO
The Gingrich Team, LLC

Dawn Distler

Director of Transit
City of Knoxville

Travis Edmondson

CEO
Clayton Bank 

Hella Ewing

Vice President Patient Care Services/CNO
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital 

Louise Rodgers Frazier

President/Shareholder
Blue Ridge Realty, Inc. 

Erin Freeman

Senior Account Executive
Ackermann PR

Jeff Hall

Partner & Senior Advisor
Rather & Kittrell 

Jasmine Hatcher Hardin

Vice President of Sales
WVLT-TV

Will Haslam

Director of Giving Back
Pilot Flying J

Beth Haynes

News Anchor
WBIR-TV

Jessica Holman

Principal
Knox County Schools 

Joshalyn Hundley

Vice President of Community Development
First Tennessee Bank 

Larry Johnson

Senior VP/CFO
Knoxville Chamber 

Dylan Jones

Chief Communications Officer
Scripps Networks Interactive 

Ken Knight

General Manager
Crowne Plaza Knoxville 

Heather Anne Thomas Longo

Owner
Beall & Thomas Photography, LLC

Misty Mayes

President
Management Solutions, LLC 

Kevin Mead

Vice President
Regal Entertainment Group 

Cavanaugh Mims

President
Visionary Solutions, LLC 

Denetria Moore

Founder/Executive Director
Girl Talk, Inc. 

Mike Murray

President/GM/Co-Owner
Knoxville Ice Bears Pro Hockey 

LaToya Myles

Lead Research Physical Scientist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Jake Ogle

Partner
Five Oaks Development Group LP

Deborah Oleshansky

Executive Director
Knoxville Jewish Alliance 

Hannah Parker

Chief of Staff
Emerald Youth Foundation 

Josh Phillips

President
Pyxl, Inc. 

Cheryl Rice

Attorney/Shareholder
Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis P.C. 

Bert Robinson

Director, Government Relations
Tennessee Valley Authority 

Stacy Roettger

General Counsel
The Trust Company of Knoxville 

Jorge Sanabria

President
ExpoQuip, Inc.

John Simmons

President
Abercrombie Radiology 

Bradley Spears

Corporate Business Manager
Restoration Services, Inc. 

Rob Stivers

Senior Vice President
Regions Bank 

April Tomlin

Senior Services Manager
Knox County Mayor 

Lee Tramel

Chief
Knox County Sheriff’s Office 

Kasey Vatter

Assistant Director
Tennessee College of Applied Technology 

Alexander Waters

Attorney
Long, Ragsdale & Waters, P.C.

Kimberly Watkins

Executive Pastor
Overcoming Believers Church 

Brenda Wood

Owner/Retired
Trotter Appraisal Company 

Ben Youree

CEO
Tennova – Turkey Creek Medical Center