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 53 community leaders.

Please join us in congratulating the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2023. We look forward to working with them throughout the 2022-2023 year and helping them become the Best Class Ever!

Josh Andrews

Finish Point

Sherry A. Ault

Founder + CEO
S2A Integration

Brent Ball

Knoxville Market President

Lamont A. Belk

Senior Manager, Employment Law

Suzanne Bond

Physical Therapist/Healthcare Operations

Grant F. Boyd

Senior Vice President
The Trust Company of TN

Ronnie Brabson, Sr.

Senior Vice President/Special Assets Manager
SouthEast Bank

Don Bruce

Director and Professor
UT Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research

Stan Carter

Associate Pastor
Overcoming Believers Church

Terrence Carter

VP, Economic and Business Development
Knoxville Area Urban League

Brewton Brownlow Couch

Chief Strategy Officer
United Way of Greater Knoxville

Stacy Cox

Studio Four Design

Angela Dennis

Race and Social Justice Reporter
Knoxville News Sentinel - USA Today Network

Ravi Dharnidharka

Senior Vice President
Cirrus Aircraft

Brian K. Dickens

Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
University of Tennessee System

Warren Dockter

East Tennessee Historical Society

Mark Dukes

Roc Barbering/Roc Coco Salon

Nikki Elliott

Elliott Advisory Group

Catalina Kornmeyer Evans

Senior Market Executive
Bank of America

Wendy Ferrell-Smith

Vice President of Value Based Care
Summit Medical Group

Marilyn Fontaine

VP, Total Rewards & HR Shared Services
Pilot Company

Shaun Fulco

Partner & CFO
Moxley Carmichael

Tanika Harper

Shora Foundation

Tanner Harris

Senior Vice President

Wade Hulsey

Senior Associate General Counsel
Clayton Homes

Stacy Jacobi

Realtor & Principal Owner
Keller Williams Signature & Stacy Jacobi Home

Desirée Jones

Executive Principal
Vine Middle Magnet School

Todd Kelly, Sr.

National Key Opinion Leader Manager
Boston Scientific

Michael Kohl

Financial Advisor/Team Lead
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Johan Larsen

President and CEO
Synergy Health Technologies, Inc

Sandy C. Leake

Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
University of Tennessee Medical Center

Anabel Lino

Mortgage Lending Manager
Apex Bank

Elba Marshall

Director, Corporate Services & Diversity
Knoxville Utilities Board

Jonathan W. Mayfield

SVP - Commercial Lending Manager
Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Danita McCartney

Knox Area Rescue Ministries

Beverly Miller

Executive Director
American Heart Association

Kenny Moore

Lead Pastor
Hope Fellowship Church

Don Moul

Executive Vice President and COO

Wilson Myhre

Director of Business Expansion
Knoxville Chamber

Paul Noel

Chief of Police
Knoxville Police Department

Monica S. Reed

Chief Operating Officer
C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Ministries

Andrew Roberto

Vice Mayor & 2nd District City Council Representative
Knoxville City Council

Faith Sadiku

Knoxville Medical Group; Faith N Friends Horse Rescue

Laura Sadler

Senior Director of Development and Jewish Community Services
Knoxville Jewish Alliance

Matt C. Schaefer

President & CEO
East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Jonathan Scoonover

Senior Vice President of Strategic Practice
Tennesseans for Quality Early Education

Paul Sponcia

The IT Company

Jennifer Steffens

Director of Client Services
Meridian Trust and Investment Company, LLC

Marjorie Thigpen-Carter

Lead Organizer/Executive Director
Justice Knox

Abhijit Verekar


Clayton S. Wood

Executive Director
Thrive and Wears Valley Ranch

Derise McLean Woods

National Director of Provider Enrollment

John P. Zomchick

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
The University of Tennessee