Meet the Board

Board Members

Bob Booker, DENSO
Bob Booker, DENSO
Chair
Rick Shepard, United Community Bank
Rick Shepard, United Community Bank
Chair-Elect
Joe Tipton, Twin City Dealerships
Joe Tipton, Twin City Dealerships
Chamber Foundation Chair
Connie Huffman, Blount Memorial Hospital
Connie Huffman, Blount Memorial Hospital
VIP Chair
Christi Fightmaster, Pugh & Associates
Christi Fightmaster, Pugh & Associates
VIP Chair-Elect
Mike Lutheran, Royal Metal Powders
Mike Lutheran, Royal Metal Powders
Board Member at Large
Kathy Johnson, CBBC Bank
Kathy Johnson, CBBC Bank
Board Member at Large
Chris Soro, C2RL, Inc.
Chris Soro, C2RL, Inc.
Five-Year JOC Rep.

Division Directors

Trevis Gardner, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
Trevis Gardner, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
Auto Sales & Services/Trans. & Petroleum
Al Scott, South Blount County Utility District
Al Scott, South Blount County Utility District
Government & Public Utilities
Ben Pinnell, Hickory Construction
Ben Pinnell, Hickory Construction
Construction, Building Trades & Suppliers
Tony Thompson, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Tony Thompson, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Finance & Professional
Vanessa Sparks, Blount County Habitat for Humanity
Vanessa Sparks, Blount County Habitat for Humanity
Individuals/Non-Profits
Richard Maples, Kinzel Springs Partnership
Richard Maples, Kinzel Springs Partnership
Hotel/Accommodations, Restraurants & Recreation

Division Directors

David Lazar, Arconic Inc.
David Lazar, Arconic Inc.
Manufacturers, Wholesalers & Agriculture
Drew Miles, Farmers Insurance
Drew Miles, Farmers Insurance
Retail/Service, Real Estate/Insurance
David Shanks, Shanks & Associates
David Shanks, Shanks & Associates
One Year Director
Stephen Deucker, Cirrus Aircraft
Stephen Deucker, Cirrus Aircraft
One Year Director
Bryan Hayes, Clayton
Bryan Hayes, Clayton
One Year Director

Division Directors

Andrea Knight
Andrea Knight
One Year Director
Chad Rochelle, Parkside Realty
Chad Rochelle, Parkside Realty
One Year Director
Renee Ritchie, Feeding the Orphans
Renee Ritchie, Feeding the Orphans
One Year Director

Ex-Officio Members

Fred Lawson
Fred Lawson
Chair, Economic Development Board
Tim Seay, Hideaway Cottage & Cabin Rentals
Tim Seay, Hideaway Cottage & Cabin Rentals
Chair, Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority
Matt Haralson, Kizer & Black, Attorneys
Matt Haralson, Kizer & Black, Attorneys
Legal Counsel
Mark L. Johnson, Alcoa City
Mark L. Johnson, Alcoa City
City Manager
Greg McClain, Maryville City
Greg McClain, Maryville City
City Manager
Ed Mitchell, Blount County
Ed Mitchell, Blount County
Blount County Mayor
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