2021 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.

2020 East Tennessee Foundation Board of Directors - Photo will be updated once available
Seated: L to R - Jan McNally, Drocella Mugorewera, Ken Avent, Amy Cathey, Kay Clayton, Patsy Carson, and Rick Fox
Standing: L to R - David Bradshaw, Denise Dean, Richard Roberts, Paul Willson, Avice Reid, Butch Peccolo, Michael McClamroch, Claudia Caballero, Logan Hickman, Sharon Hannum, Steve Darden, Bruce Hartmann, and Joe Marlette  
- Photo by Charles Brooks Photography

2021 Officers

Chair: Cate Biggs, Education Consultant
Vice Chair: Jim Harlan, Retired Executive, Eastman Chemical Company
Treasurer: Sam Albritton, Wealth Management Community Group, National Sales Manager / Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank 
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: Amy Cathey, Executive Director, Executive Education Programs, The University of Tennessee

Board of Directors

  • 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
  • Steve Darden, Managing Partner, Hunter, Smith & Davis, LLP
  • Denise Dean, Executive Director, East Tennessee Freedom Schools 
  • 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.
  • Bruce Hartmann, Sr. Vice President and Chief Community Relations Officer, University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Mark Heinz, Architect, Dewhirst Properties
  • Logan Hickman, Executive Vice President, Peoples Bank of the South
  • Rocio Huet, Director of Integrative Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Rev. Ben Lewis, Jr., Senior Staff Chaplain, University of Tennessee Medical Center and Founder/CEO, Genesis Diversity Solutions
  • Drocella Mugorewera, Executive Director, Bridge Refugee Services
  • Gene Patterson, Community and Public Affairs, Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS), LLC
  • Butch Peccolo, Retired CFO, University of Tennessee
  • Joe Petre, President, Conversion Properties, Inc.
  • Donde Plowman, Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Richard Roberts, Former Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue
  • Stephen Rosen, Managing Director in Fixed Income Capital Markets, Raymond James and Company 
  • Nathaniel Shelso, Relationship Manager, Private Banking, FirstBank
  • Kiran Singh Sirah, President, International Storytelling Center
  • Cassandra McGee Stuart, Manager, Small Business Program, ORNL
  • Carol Transou, Retired Educator, Emerita, Founder of the Women's Fund of East Tennessee
  • Karen Walker, Chief Financial Officer, The Trust Company of Tennessee
  • 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.*

*Deceased