Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors

BOARD LEADERSHIP

CHAIR 
A. David Martin (’89)
Owner
Martin & Co. Inc

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

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Mike Parton  
(’10)
Principal
Coulter & Justus, PC

PAST CHAIR
Joan Cronan 
(’85)
Women’s Athletic Director Emertitus/Consultant & Advisor
The University of Tennessee

INTERIM ALUMNI CHAIR & AT-LARGE
Tyvi Small 
(’12)
Executive Director of Talent Management, Diversity and Community Relations
Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee

COMMUNITY CONNECTORS CHAIR  
Laurens Tullock (’88)
President
Cornerstone Foundation of Knoxville

COMMUNITY IMPACT CHAIR 
Jim B. Clayton (’03)
EVP, Corporate Giving & Social Responsibility
Scripps Networks Interactive

CURRICULUM CHAIR
Michael Grider (’14)
Communications Manager
Knox County Mayor’s Office

DEVELOPMENT CHAIR
Eddie Mannis (’06)
President/CEO
Prestige Cleaners

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

FACILITATION CHAIR
Avice Reid (’95)
Senior Director of Community Relations
City of Knoxville

GOVERNANCE CHAIR
Kristy Altman (’13)
Executive Director
Knoxville Track Club

INTRODUCTION KNOXVILLE CHAIR
Anita Lane (’11)
Director of Operations
The 9 Group

LEADERSHIP KNOXVILLE SCHOLARS CHAIR
Jerry Askew (’92)
VP, External Relations
Tennova

SELECTION CHAIR
Don Parnell (’88)
Executive VP
Realty Trust Group

YOUTH LEADERSHIP KNOXVILLE CHAIR
Kathy Brown (’14)
Associate Professor and MPH Program Director
The University of Tennessee

At-Large

Sue Cange (’13)
Manager
DOE – Environmental Management

Jordana Nelson (’15)
Senior Public Finance Attorney
Bass Berry & Sims PLC

Stephanie Welch (’12
Interim President
Great Schools Partnership

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