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 Uncat

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

Callie Archer, Junior Achievement of East TN – President

Eugenia Almedia, A New Hue– Founder

Brent Ball, FirstBank – Knoxville Market President

Robert Barger, First Century Bank – President & CEO

Lita Belcher, Lita Belcher Interior Design – Owner

Tamara Boyer, East Tennessee Foundation – General Counsel, VP for Advancement

Steven Brooks, SL Tennessee– Asst. Manager of Sales

Brandon Bruce, Uncat – Cofounder

Price Cooper, Fountain Leasing, LLC – Executive Vice President

Mike Cohen, Cohen Communications Group – Owner

Lisa Courtney, Team Health – VP of Human Resources

John Curry, Regal Entertainment Group – Senior Vice President

Kristine Davenport, The Trust Company of Tennessee – Relationship Manager

Krissy DeAlejandro, tnAchieves – Executive Director

Bruce Duggins, Regions Bank – VP of Regional Sales

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

Christa Early, Staffing Solutions – Area Market Development Manager

Eric Elliott, Elliott Advisory Group, LLP – President and CEO

Brittany Ford, Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance – Portfolio Manager

Kim Frazier, Hardin Valley Planning Advocates –  Founder and Director

Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank– Executive Vice President

Marcus Hall, Marc Nelson Denim – Owner

Erin Harlow, Michael Brady, Inc.-Vice President of Architecture

Shannon Harper, Harper Auto Square – President and Dealer Principal

Andy Lowe, LBMC, Knoxville Market Leader

Andrew Murr, Barge Waggoner – Vice President

Amy Pangelinan, CapStar Bank – Knoxville Market President

Courtney Potts, First Tennessee Foundation – Community Investment Coordinator

Anne Rochester, NAI Koella RM Moore, Inc. – CFO

Grant Rosenberg, Denark Construction– VP Business Development

Lisa Rottmann, Stowers Machinery – GM of Marketing and Strategy

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

Peter Ullrich, Ullrich Printing – Owner

Patrick Wade, TCAT Knoxville -Assistant Director

Steve Vanderink, Pilot Company – Vice President of Regional Sales

Kristin Waldschlager, Consolidated Nuclear Security Y-12 – Educational Outreach