2018 Board of Directors

East Tennessee Foundation is managed by a volunteer board of directors who are very knowledgeable about their communities and broadly representative of the East Tennessee region.

2018 East Tennessee Foundation Board of Directors
Seated: L to R - Joe Petre, Alice Mercer, Gene Patterson, Bernie Bernstein, Jan McNally, Paul Willson, Jim Harlan, and Cate Biggs
Standing: L to R - Sharon Hannum, Tom Fisher, Cassandra Stuart, Jed Dance, Margit Worsham, Joe Marlette, David Martin, Butch Peccolo, Ellen Markman, Logan Hickman, Carol Transou, Rick Fox, Jeff Becker, Amy Cathey, David Bradshaw, Lisa Bingham, Nita Summers, Paige Preston, David Haynes, Avice Reid, and Mary Beth West
- Photo by Charles Brooks Photography

2018 Officers

Chair: Paul Willson, Chairman, Retired Executive

Vice Chair: Amy Cathey, Executive Director, Executive Education Programs, UT

Treasurer: Jan McNally, Retired Executive

President (ex-officio): Michael McClamroch, President + CEO, East Tennessee Foundation

Secretary (ex-officio): Carolyn Schwenn, Executive Vice President + Secretary, East Tennessee Foundation

Immediate Past Chair: Jeff Becker, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, UT Microbiology Depart.

Board of Directors

  • Bernie Bernstein, Attorney, Bernstein, Stair & McAdams
  • Cate Biggs, Education Consultant
  • Lisa Bingham, President, The Bingham Group
  • David Bradshaw, Oak Ridge Area Manager, Pinnacle Bank
  • Joan Cronan, Women's Athletic Director Emeritus, University of Tennessee
  • Jed Dance, Vice President, Bacon and Company
  • Rick Fox, President, Fox Management Company
  • Keith Gray, MD, Assoc. Professor & Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, UT Medical Center/Graduate School of Medicine
  • Sharon Hannum, Retired Executive, Alcoa, Inc.
  • Jim Harlan, Retired Executive, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Will Haslam, Pilot Flying J
  • David Haynes, Executive, Bank of Tennessee
  • Mark Heinz, Architect, Dewhirst Properties
  • Logan Hickman, Executive Vice President, Peoples Bank of the South
  • Ellen Markman, Community Volunteer
  • Joe Marlette, Retired Executive, Dow Chemical Company
  • Alice Mercer, Community Volunteer
  • Gene Patterson, Community and Public Affairs, Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), LLC
  • Butch Peccolo, Retired CFO, University of Tennessee
  • Joe Petre, President, Conversion Properties, Inc.
  • Paige Preston, Community Volunteer
  • Avice Reid, Senior Director of Community Relations, City of Knoxville
  • Cassandra Stuart, Manager, Small Business Program, ORNL
  • Nita Summers, Community Volunteer
  • Carol Transou, Retired Educator
  • Mary Beth West, Public Relations Professional
  • Margit Worsham, Community Volunteer

Honorary Lifetime Members

  • Bobbie Y. Congleton, Community Volunteer
  • Sam Fowler, Jr., Esq.*
  • Natalie L. Haslam, Community Volunteer
  • A. David Martin, Retired Founder, Martin & Company
  • Col. William M. Slayden*
  • David V. White, Community Volunteer
  • Stuart R. Worden, Worden, Rechenbach & Brooke
  • Lindsay Young, Esq.*