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 2021. We look forward to working with them throughout the 2020-2021 year and helping them become the Best Class Ever!

Bill Ailor

Circuit Court Judge
Knox County Circuit Court

Moody E. Altamimi

Director, Office of Research Excellence
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

George R. Baddour, Jr.

Vice-President and Physician, Advanced Orthopaedic Center, UT Medical Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Andrea Bailey

Executive Director
Aslan Foundation

Laura Bailey

Owner and Real Estate Agent
The Bailey Group - Realty Executives

Suzanne Bailey

Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Psychologist
Cherokee Health Systems

Whitfield Bailey

Volunteer Lumber Sales

Chris Barksdale

SVP, People and Culture
Discovery Inc.

Tony Benton

Chief Executive Officer
Tennova Healthcare

Charley Bible

VP, Business Development
KaTom Restaurant Supply

Trisha Brady

Vice President, Human Capital

Shanna Browning

Portfolio Manager & Community Outreach Specialist
First Century Bank

Wynne Caffey-Knight

Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC

Tim Chandler

CEO/Executive Director
Friends of the Smokies

Laura Seery Cole

Director of Masters Investment Learning Center
University of Tennessee

David Colquitt

The Swag

Christian Corts

Regional President
Truist Financial Corporation

Tim Cross

Sr. Vice President/Sr. Vice Chancellor
UT Institute of Agriculture

Benjamin M. Cunningham, Jr.

Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
University of Tennessee Medical Center

Jamie Davis

Director, Grid Modernization
Knoxville Utilities Board

Wesley Dean

Summit Medical Group

Marian Epps

Realty Executives Associates

George A Ewart

George Armour Ewart Architect / Dead End BBQ

David B. Fountain

Senior Vice President and Vice General Counsel
Tennessee Valley Authority

Robin Gibson

Community Volunteer

Kristin Lee Grove

Director of Property Development
Public Building Authority

Kimberly K. Henry

Director of Business Development & Associate Financial Advisor
Axiom - Northwestern Mutual

Reico Hopewell

Licensed Counselor/Founder/Executive Director/Owner
The Mend House Sober Living Community for Men, Hopewell A&D Counseling Inc., Hopewell Helping Hands Inc.

Shannon Jackson

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning
Knox County Schools

Adrian MacLean Jay

Random Acts of Flowers

Sherry Jenkins

Executive Director
Dogwood Arts, Inc.

Shannon Johnson

Corporate Executive Chef, Food and Beverage Innovation
The Pilot Company

Omar Jubran

Portfolio Manager
Strategic Acquisitions Group, LLC

Christopher Collin Lambert

Relationship Manager
The Trust Company of Tennessee

Anna Lee

Executive Pastor
Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Charles F. Lomax, Jr.

Director of Community Empowerment
City of Knoxville

Lauren Longmire

Director of Regional Enhancement
Knoxville Chamber

Robyn McAdoo

Dollar & Ewers Architecture

Catey McClary

President and CEO
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Jordan Mollenhour

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Mollenhour Gross, LLC

Sharon Moore

Director of Development
Zoo Knoxville

Michael Morton

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The H.T. Hackney Co.

Michelle Moyers

Director, Community Health
Knox County Health Department

J. Brandon Ross, II

Community Sales Manager & Property Manager
Turner Homes/Woody Creek

Ed Rottmann

Chief Operating Officer
Stowers Machinery

Matt Ryerson

President & CEO
United Way of Greater Knoxville

Javiette Samuel

Assistant Vice Chancellor
University of Tennessee

Evetty Satterfield

CEO / Board Member
Advancing Lives, LLC / Knox County School Board

Matthew Scoggins

Chief of Staff
University of Tennessee

Charley Sexton

Creative Director
Moxley Carmichael

Vivian Underwood Shipe

Founder/Executive Director
I AM The Voice of the Voiceless

Todd Skelton

Chief Legal Counsel
Strategic Acquisitions Group, LLC

Kimberly Smith

News & Views Editor
Federally Employed Women

Kellie Toon

Director, Pellissippi Academic Center for Excellence
Pellissippi State Community College