Ruthie Sharpe


Operations Manager


Ruthie Sharpe began her journey at Leadership Knoxville in 2018 as office manager and now serves as operations manager, handling day-to-day functions, bookkeeping and maintaining all organizational systems.

She previously served in resource development at United Way of Greater Knoxville, assisting the leadership team and individual giving initiatives. An Alabama native, Ruthie spent two years at Auburn University before transferring to Carson-Newman University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management.


  • Mentor 2.0, Big Brothers Big Sisters America
  • Committee Member, Young Leaders Society – United Way of Greater Knoxville


  • Bachelor’s degree, business administration and management, Carson-Newman University

Fun Facts

  • Loves local breweries
  • Animal lover
  • Foodie