2019 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.

2019 East Tennessee Foundation Board of Directors
Seated: L to R - Joe Marlette, Cate Biggs, Claudia Caballero, David Martin, Patsy Carson, Amy Cathey, Kay Clayton, Logan Hickman, and Ellen Markman
Standing: L to R - Kris Yarlett, Jed Dance, Mark Heinz, Joe Petre, David Haynes, Richard Roberts, Lisa Bingham, Butch Peccolo, Ken Avent, David Bradshaw, Sam Albritton, Sharon Hannum, Jim Harlan, Steve Darden, Margit Worsham, Rick Fox, Jan McNally, Cassandra Stuart, 
- Photo by Charles Brooks Photography

2019 Officers

Chair: Amy Cathey, Executive Director, Executive Education Programs, The University of Tennessee

Vice Chair: Cate Biggs, Education Consultant

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: Paul Willson, Chairman, Retired Executive

Board of Directors

  • Sam Albritton, Managing Director of Finance, J A Murphy Group
  • Ken Avent, Volunteer, Joining Hands Health Center
  • Lisa Bingham, President, The Bingham Group
  • David Bradshaw, Oak Ridge Area Manager, Pinnacle Bank
  • Claudia Caballero, Executive Director, Centro Hispano 
  • Patsy Carson, Community Volunteer
  • Kay Clayton, Community Volunteer
  • Joan Cronan, Women's Athletic Director Emeritus, The University of Tennessee
  • Jed Dance, Vice President, Bacon and Company
  • Steve Darden, Managing Partner, Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
  • Rick Fox, President, Fox Management Company
  • Keith Gray, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • 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, The University of Tennessee
  • Joe Petre, President, Conversion Properties, Inc.
  • Paige Preston, Community Volunteer
  • Avice Reid, Senior Director of Community Relations, City of Knoxville
  • Richard Roberts, Former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue
  • Cassandra Stuart, Manager, Small Business Program, ORNL
  • Carol Transou, Retired Educator
  • Margit Worsham, Community Volunteer
  • Kris Yarlett, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones 

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.*