Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors

BOARD LEADERSHIP

CHAIR 
Pam Fansler (’94)
Chair, East Tennessee Region
First Tennessee Bank

CHAIR ELECT
Tom Catani (’07)
Vice President Sales – Corporate Owned Retail
U.S. Cellular

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Greg Gilbert (’14)
CPA
LBMC 

PAST CHAIR
Wes Stowers (’96)
CEO
Stowers Machinery Corporation

ALUMNI CHAIR
Mary Bogert 
(’11)
General Manager
Knoxville Convention Center – SMG

COMMUNITY IMPACT CHAIR 
Dr. Bill Fox (’92)
Director, Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research
University of Tennessee

CONNECT KNOX CHAIR  
John Tolsma (’13)
CEO
Knowledge Launch, LLC

CURRICULUM CHAIR
Liz Stowers (’14)
Community Volunteer

DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
Jerry Bodie (’05)
EVP & COO
White Realty & Service Corporation

ENCORE (SENIORS) CHAIR
Dr. Jack Lacey (’97)
Retired Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer
The University of Tennessee Medical Center

FACILITATION CHAIR
Connie Hutchins (’88)
President / Designer
Temptations, Inc.

GOVERNANCE CHAIR
Chip Finn (’12)
Partner
Kramer Rayson LLP

INTRODUCTION KNOXVILLE CHAIR
Alex Kleto (IK’14)
Manager of Existing Industries
Knoxville Chamber

LEADERSHIP KNOXVILLE SCHOLARS CHAIR
Linda Cox-Collier (’16)
Director, Community Benefit
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

SELECTION CHAIR
Dr. Jerry Askew (’92)
President
Alliance for Better Nonprofits

YOUTH LEADERSHIP KNOXVILLE CHAIR
Karen Pershing (’13)
Executive Director
Metropolitan Drug Commission

At-Large

Pastor Daryl Arnold (’16)
Senior Pastor
Overcoming Believers Church

Patrick Birmingham (’11)
Vice President, Philanthropy
Covenant Health

Leslye Hartsell (’09)
Manager, Communications and Environmental Stewardship
Knoxville Utilities Board

Susan R. Williams (’98)
Owner/Partner
SRW & Associates

Lifetime Honorary Members

Bill E. Arant (’85)
Executive Vice President
SmartBank

Donna M. Cobble (’85)
Community Volunteer

Jim A. Haslam, II (’85)
Chairman of the Board
Pilot Corporation

Dale A. Keasling (’85)
President & CEO
Home Federal Bank

Bill B. Sansom (’85)
Chairman and CEO
The H.T. Hackney Company