Meet the Board


Chair: Bob Booker, DENSO

Chair-Elect: Rick Shepard, United Community Bank

Chamber Foundation Chair: Joe Tipton, Twin City Dealerships
   

VIP Chair: Connie Huffman, Blount Memorial Hospital

VIP Chair-Elect: Christi Fightmaster, Pugh & Associates

Board Member at Large: Mike Lutheran, Royal Metal Powders

Board Member at Large: Kathy Johnson, CBBC Bank

Five-Year JOC Rep.: Chris Soro, C2RL, Inc.
Division Directors

Auto Sales & Services/Trans. & Petroleum: Trevis Gardner, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority

Government & Public Utilities: Al Scott, South Blount County Utility District

Const., Building Trades & Suppliers: Ben Pinnell, Hickory Construction

Finance & Professional: Tony Thompson, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Individuals/Non-Profits: Vanessa Sparks, Blount County Habitat for Humanity
Division Directors

Manufacturers, Wholesalers & Agriculture: David Lazar, Arconic Inc.

Retail/Service, Real Estate/Insurance: Drew Miles, Farmers Insurance

One Year Director: David Shanks, Shanks & Associates

One Year Director: Stephen Deucker, Cirrus Aircraft 

One Year Director: Bryan Hayes, Clayton 
Division Directors

One Year Director: Andrea Knight, Newell Brands

One Year Director: Chad Rochelle, Parkside Realty

One Year Director: Renee Ritchey
   
Ex-Officio Members

Chair, Economic Development Board: Fred Lawson

Chair, Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority: Tim Seay, Hideaway Cottage & Cabin Rentals

Legal Counsel: Matt Haralson, Kizer & Black, Attorneys
   
Ex-Officio Members

Alcoa City: Mark L. Johnson, City Manager

Maryville City: Greg McClain, City Manager
Blount County: Ed Mitchell, County Mayor