Board of directors
Serves through January 2017. Elected to board January 16, 2014.
- Vice President: Sterling Henton
Currently owner Straitline Entertainment since 1995, which works with BET, MTV, and VH1 on various projects and television shows; Attended UT on a football scholarship and was a freshman All America Quarterback in 1987, with 2 Southeastern Conference champion wins and 4 bowl game wins; played professional football; received MBA from Columbia University in 2002; VP Marketing Southeast Region Warner Brothers; Senior Business Analyst for International Profit Associates. Serves on the board through December 2015. Elected to board on February 5, 2010. Renewed for three years on January 17, 2013.
- Secretary: Gary L. Emerson
Gary currently is a Regional Vice President for Primerica, the largest diversified financial services company in North America. Primerica is a company that focuses on helping families become properly protected, debt free, and financially stable. Gary obtained his B.S. (Chemistry) degree from Alcorn State University. Gary managed laboratories 6.5 years and 10 years respectively for two companies. He obtained his Series 6, 63 and 26 investment, insurance, variable annuity and legal licenses in April 1989. He opened his Primerica office in January 2001 and manages 17 agents and 4 investment specialists. Gary serves as a board member for two non-profit, community service organizations, Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development (SEEED) and Locked Down on the Outside (LDO). His hobbies include fishing, hunting, gardening, basketball, travelling, and deep study of the Bible. Gary is married to Laschinski and has one son in his first year of college. Serves on the board through December 2015. Elected to board on January 8, 2011. Renewed for three years on January 17, 2013.
Greg is a 12 year veteran of the real estate industry beginning after graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He began in the residential sector and progressed from resale to new construction representation. He partnered in his own full service brokerage company, which specialized in development. Mr. Gilbert was responsible for the company’s operations and deliverables, including product development, sales strategy, marketing management, market research, and training. His ability to anticipate trends and develop business growth strategies has made him a leader in the industry. Mr. Gilbert is active in many local charitable organizations as well as the National and Tennessee Association of Realtors. Serves on the board through December 2015. Elected to board on March 8, 2011. Renewed for three years on January 17, 2013.
Jeffery is the Architectural Designer/Owner at Residential Design Source, LLC. He has over (20) years of residential and commercial design experience producing construction documents for a variety of projects. Prior to establishing his own design company, he worked as an Architectural Designer for (15+) years with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc. a multi discipline engineering, architectural, and planning firm. Jeffery also has a background in interior and mechanical design with previous employment at Designers Alliance, Inc., Gleman Engineering Co., and Gee and Jenson, E.A.P., Inc. Jeffery holds an A.S. degree in Computer Integrated Drafting and Design from Pellissippi State Community College. He attained the designation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) with the United States Green Building Institute in 2009.
Serves on the board through December 2015. Elected to board on February 8, 2011. Renewed for three years on January 17, 2013.
Co-owner Tenant’s Choice, which is renovating deteriorating homes in urban Knoxville; Licensed contractor; Instrumental in getting Step Up on a firm foundational basis – it is a highly successful Florida program to provide construction job training for low-income people.
Serves on the board through December 2015. Elected to board on March 25, 2010. Renewed for three years on January 17, 2013.
Biography unavailable. Serves through 2016.
Omar currently works as an International Accounting Manager for Accenture Inc. Accenture specializes in consulting and providing financial outsourcing practices to its clients that help to increase business growth on a global scale. Currently his portfolio of clients include the JW Marriott Cancun, Marriott Hotel Resort Casa Magna, and Courtyard San Salvador. He oversees approximately 350M worth of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for these properties. A native of metro Atlanta, GA, he moved to Knoxville in 1998 to attend the University of Tennessee. He also runs his own youth leadership organization called The Esquires and Lady Esquires. He mentors approximately 40-60 high school age teenagers from various Knox County high schools. He also is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated in which he joined the Mu Iota Chapter while attending the University of Tennessee. Serves through August 2016. Elected to board on August 22, 2013.