Meet the Leaders of JA East Tennessee

JA’s influential board of directors is comprised of senior executives and business leaders who represent diverse facets of our local economy. In the quest to position JA as a vital educational force for children, they are willing and able to deliver their own organization’s resources and influence others to do the same.

Executive Board

Chairman of the Board — Brandon Bruce, Co-Founder of Cirrus Insights

Past-Board Chair — Shannon Harper, Vice President & COO Harper Auto Square

Secretary — Christa Early, Staffing Solutions – Area Market Development Manager

Treasurer — Eric Elliott, Elliott Advisory Group – MBA/ CPA

Grant Rosenberg, Denark Construction – Vice President Business Development

Lisa Rottmann – Stowers Machinery

Tamara Boyer – East Tennessee Foundation – Legal Counsel & VP for Advancement

Travis Edmondson, FirstBank – Knoxville Area President

Anne Rochester, NAI Koelle RM Moore – CFO

Callie Archer, Junior Achievement of East TN – President

Board of Directors

Chris Allen, Tennessee Smokies – President & COO

Robert Barger, First Century Bank – President & CEO

Lita Belcher, Lita Belcher Interior Design – Owner

Steven Brooks, SL Tennessee, Asst. Manager of Sales

Mike Cohen, Cohen Communications Group, Owner

John Curry, Regal Entertainment Group – Senior Vice President

Kristine Davenport, The Trust Company of Tennessee, Relationship Manager

Curtis Dukes, Total Building Solutions, LLC

Zach Farrar, Regions Bank – Trust Officer

Brittany Ford, Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance, Portfolio Manager

Leslie Godfrey, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Senior VP & Financial Advisor

Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank, Knoxville President

Erin Harlow, Michael Brady, Inc., Principal Architect

Andy Lowe, LBMC, Knoxville Market Leader

Andrew Murr, Barge Waggoner – Vice President

Courtney Potts, First Tennessee Foundation – Community Investment Coordinator

Kris Tatum, Citadel Construction & Old Forge Distillery, Executive Vice President of Business Development

Peter Ullrich, Ullrich Printing – Owner

Patrick Wade, TCAT Knoxville, Assistant Director