2017 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.  

2017 East Tennessee Foundation Board of Directors
Seated: L to R - Joe Petre, Patsy Carson, Jeff Becker, Carol Transou, Joan Cronan, Gary Wade, Nita Summers, Greg McMillan, and Avice Reid
Standing: L to R - Jan McNally, Butch Peccolo, Ellen Markman, Keith Gray, Alice Mercer, David Bradshaw, Mary Beth West, Cassandra Stuart, Amy Cathey, Paul Willson, Pat Postma, David Haynes, Tom Fisher, Lisa Bingham, and Joe Marlette
 - Photo by Charles Brooks Photography

2017 Officers

Chair  Paul Willson, Chairman, Retired Executive
Vice Chair  Amy Cathey, Executive Director, Executive Education Programs, UT
Treasurer  Jan McNally, Retired Executive
Michael McClamroch, President & CEO, East Tennessee Foundation
Carolyn Schwenn, Executive Vice President and 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
    • Lisa Bingham, President, The Bingham Group
    • David Bradshaw, Oak Ridge Area Manager, Pinnacle Bank
    • Patsy Carson, Community Volunteer
    • Joan Cronan, Women's Athletic Director Emeritus, University of Tennessee
    • Jed Dance, Vice President, Bacon and Company
    • Tom Fisher, CFO, UT Medical Center
    • John Geppi, Executive Vice President & CFO, Covenant Health
    • Keith Gray, MD, Assoc. Professor & Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, UT Medical Center/Graduate School of Medicine
    • Jim Harlan, Retired Executive
    • Will Haslam, Pilot Flying J
    • David Haynes, Executive, Bank of Tennessee
    • Mark Heinz, Architect, Dewhirst Properties
    • Ellen Markman, Community Volunteer
    • Joe Marlette, Retired Executive
    • Greg McMillan, Knox County Circuit Court Judge
    • Alice Mercer, Community Volunteer
    • Nancy Moody, President, Tusculum College
    • Doug Overbey, State Senator & Senior Partner, Robertson Overbey
    • Butch Peccolo, Retired CFO, University of Tennessee
    • Joe Petre, President, Conversion Properties
    • Pat Postma, Retired University Administrator
    • 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
    • Justice Gary Wade, Dean, Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law
    • Mary Beth West, Mary Beth West Communications, LLC


    • 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.*