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Greater Knoxville Leadership

A relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives in our community.

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Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team


Lesa Phillips Whitson
Phillips & Jordan

Kelly Henderson
President & Owner
C3 Industrial Blasting and Coatings


Joan Allen
Community Volunteer

Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team


Brian Ferguson
Chief Merchandising Officer
Pilot Company

Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team


Christian Corts
Regional President
BB&T now Truist


Andy Beam
Senior Vice President
BB&T now Truist

Beth Ann Carter
Office Administrator
MBI Companies, Inc.

Darren Ellis
Marketing Coordinator
MEDIC Regional Blood Center

Randy Fields
Director of Business Development
Hickory Construction

Alyson Gallaher
Executive Director
Volunteer East Tennessee

Adam Gillem
District Marketing Director
Pilot Company

Steven Godbold
Vice President of Operations
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

Michael Honeycutt
Chief Finance Officer
Realty Trust Group

Nathan Honeycutt
Vice President
McCarty Holsapple McCarty

Eddie Jett
Chief Executive Officer
MBI Companies, Inc.

Jeff Kenley
Senior Project Executive
Messer Construction

Matt Mincer
President and Founder
Brown Bag Catering

Jay Moneyhun
Business Attorney
Bass, Berry & Simms PLC

Nick Panella, MD
ENT Consultants of East Tennessee

Ben Pinnell
Hickory Construction

Jeanne Wohlford
Vice President, Heart Lung Vascular Institute
University of Tennessee Medical Center