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Board

Ijams Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Ijams Nature Center exists to protect the public trust.

The Board’s duties are governance, including financial- and mission-related oversight and fund development. Board composition includes appointed members from the City of Knoxville, Knox County, Knoxville Garden Club, and Knox County Council of Garden Clubs. Members at large serve two, three-year terms. The Board meets at Ijams bi-monthly.

OFFICERS

  • President: Celia Winchester, SWG Accounting & Business Services

  • Treasurer: Susanne Hauk, The Trust Company of Tennessee

  • Secretary: Gary McCracken, UT College of Arts & Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

  • Immediate Past President: Carl Hill, Clayton Homes

 

EMERITUS MEMBER

  • Sherri Lee, Retired Chair of the Board, Southeast Service Corporation

 

APPOINTED MEMBERS

  • Rachel Butzler, Deputy Director, City of Knoxville Public Service Department

  • Carson Dailey, Knox County Commission, Ninth District

  • Sharon Davis, Knox County Council of Garden Clubs

  • Sheryl Ely, Director, City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation

  • Martha Kern, Representative, Knoxville Garden Club, Strong Stock Farm

  • Joseph Mack, Senior Director, Knox County Parks and Recreation

  • Tommy Smith, City Council First District, City of Knoxville

 

MEMBERS AT LARGE

  • Samma Bromley, Harper Auto Square

  • Ashley Capps, Big Ears Festival

  • Mike Cohen, Cohen Communications Group

  • Ramsey Cohen, Clayton Homes

  • Oly Cumpian, Benehiits

  • Mike Glover, M.D., Retired

  • Matthew Kellogg, Appalachian Mountain Bike Club

  • Anna Kern, InsideTrack

  • Andy Oakes, Merrill Lynch

  • Brandon Pace, Sanders Pace Architecture

  • David Reynolds, Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

  • Bo Townsend, Retired

  • Carl Van Hoozier Jr., Retired, Vulcan Materials Company