East Tennessee Foundation Welcomes Chief Financial Officer

June 03, 2021


East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) welcomes Melissa Tschanz to serve as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She joins ETF after serving as CFO for the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, based in Reno, Nevada. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in both Tennessee and Nevada. She oversees the financial integrity of the Foundation, including all financial, accounting, and investment processes. 

As ETF recently exceeded $600 million in total assets and we are celebrating our 35-year anniversary, the need to add more financial expertise in a newly created leadership role was identified. Fortunately, Melissa was considering a move to Tennessee to be closer to family. The timing worked perfectly, and she joined ETF in May 2021. 

She will be working closely with Carolyn Schwenn, Executive Vice President and Secretary, to ensure a smooth transition of all financial leadership responsibilities. Carolyn will continue to serve ETF in its daily activities and operations.