The East Tennessee Regional Leadership Newsletter, Vol 1, Issue 1
Welcome to the first issue of The East Tennessee LEADER, the newsletter of the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Alumni Association (ETRLAA).
With each issue, a personal history and highlight of an alumni will be featured.
The first person to be featured will be Bob Gonia:
Update: Bob Gonia was an outstanding example of effective leadership: a spiritual and community leader and advocate for the aging. He received degrees from Birmingham Southern College, Emory University and the University of Alabama. He was awarded President Bush's Points of Light, A Special Recognition Award from AARP/NRTA, the Sevierville Rotary Club "Dr. Broady Humanitarian Award", and the Paths of Honor Award from the Senior Center in Huntsville Alabama. At the time of his death on september 27, 2002, he was serving as Dean of Regional Leadership, Dean of Leadership for Sevier County and was Chairman of the Sevier County Board for the services to the Aging. The following article, written before his death is retained here as he wrote it to encourage readers to emulate his leadership.
Bob had a varied history, a keen insight into leadership practices, deep convictions and a pleasing perspective on life. He provided the following information:
About Bob GoniaI have been asked to write about myself in this beginning issue but how can I cram 68
years of life into a short space? Let me try by an outline form. I was born and raised in Alabama as a “project” kid in one of Eleanor Roosevelt’s planned
communities called Palmerdale. I went to military school in Sweetwater, however, and
fell in love with East Tennessee. I returned here to take a position with TVA in 1979
and hope to die of old age right where I am. Career-wise, I began as a Methodist minister, working as a schoolteacher and coach on the
way to a graduate degree. I became involved in programs for the aging directing an
area agency on aging. I shifted to community development while working at TVA where I
retired in 1994. I became a consultant in community and organizational development. I am now the dean of Leadership Sevier and a consultant to the Gatlinburg Gateway
Foundation as well as the director of our regional leadership organization. Some accomplishments in Sports: Football in high school, college and army. All conference
in H.S.; Scholarship to Vanderbilt; 2nd Army Champions in service. Golden Glove in
boxing; Track in H.S. and College. Career accomplishments: Missionary in Sumatra, Indonesia, 1960-63. Developed and directed
an inner city and night ministry, an Inter-faith Service organization, and an
ecumenical house church in Huntsville, Al. Developed a model area agency on aging; Organized and served as first President of
National Association of AAAs and the Southeastern Association on Aging. One of my
programs received the President’s Points of Light Award from President Bush. My wife, Victoria Nicholson, and I operate Persephone’s Farm Retreat Bed and Breakfast in
Sevier County. We have together, six children and nine grandchildren so far! I love
to play with my miniature horses and farm animals and entertain guests. One of my
favorite activities is to teach Church School and discuss philosophies of life with
When asked to explain how he got involved in East Tennessee Regional Leadership
Association, Bob responded: "I got involved with ETRL by conducting some training for
the leadership groups being established by the ARC grant administered by the
Community Design Center. I then facilitated a workshop for these leadership groups
discussing the formation of a regional effort. They asked if I would direct the
effort so here I am. I hope that this group will become recognized as "The" regional
leadership organization to participate in and that it will move to the identification
and suggestions for addressing regional problems and issues. This was one of the
original goals to be accomplished through regional workshops on selected issues but
was left out due to financial limitations. I am excited over the Alumni Association
because the network established in the program needs to be both expanded and
strengthened for the regional consciousness to grow into a viable force for community
improvement. I think we have that chance with the beginning that some of you have
made. I do think that the result of the program should be a strong network of
community leaders committed to effectively addressing regional issues."
The alumni association, ETRLAA, being formed is intended to assist the graduates of East Tennessee Regional Leadership (ETRL)by providing a communication medium and will include a directory of East Tennessee Regional Leadership (ETRL) graduates as well as a roster of the 2001 class. Upcoming issues will feature the board members of ETRL Association. It is our hope that this newsletter will become a primary communication link for ETRLAA members. Upcoming issues of the LEADER will promote networking, feature highlights of people in our association, identify annual events across the region, support the Nine Counties One Vision efforts and encourage leadership activites in all counties within the East Tennessee region.
The East Tennessee LEADER will be published in three mediums: at this web site, on e-mail to those having e-mail addresses and through normal mail channels to those not having e-mail addresses. We hope the LEADER will become a welcome and helpful communication medium.
You are encouraged to give us suggestions for changes, improvement or new ideas that might increase active leadership in our region by sending e-mail to: Ray Smith
Anderson County Jackie Nichols Ted Scroback, ETRLA Board Treasurer President, Anderson County Chamber Tennessee Financial Group 245 North Main St. Suite 200 2851 Norris Freeway Clinton, TN 37716 Andersonville, TN 37705 Phone: 865-457-2559 Phone: 865-494-0702 Fax: 865-457-8969 Fax: 865-494-0802 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: goracin94@Yahoo.com Blount County Carolyn Forster, ETRLA Board Member Larry Martin,Coordinator,Special Projects Director, Leadership Blount Maryville City Schools 341 E. Broadway Ave. 833 Lawrence Ave. Maryville, TN 37804 Maryville, TN 37803 Phone: 865-984-9368 Phone: 865-982-7121 Fax: 865-981-1411 Fax: 865-977-5055 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Claiborne County Roger Hansard Becky Burks Claiborne County School System TVA, Jefferson County POB 600 412 E. Old Andrew Johnson Hwy. Tazewell, TN 37879 Jefferson City, TN 37760 Phone: 423-626-2273 Phone: 865-475-2271 Fax: 423-626-5945 Fax: 865-475-1671 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cocke County Jane Myers, ETRLA Board Co Chair Sherry Butler Community Volunteer Grants Director, City of Newport POB 160 433 Prospect Ave Newport, TN 37822 Newport, TN 37821 Phone: 423-623-7127 Phone: 423-623-3008 Fax: 423-625-8890 Fax: 423-625-1846 Email Myersnmatt@aol.com Email: email@example.com Grainger County Donna Walker Joyce Sewell, ETRLA Board Member Appalachian Real Estate County Commissioner 374 Hwy 25 E Rt 1 Bx 33A Bean Station, TN 37708 Blaine, TN 37709 Phone: 865-993-4000 Phone: 865-933-3517 (Home) Fax: 865-993-3797 Fax: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Loudon County Oak Ridge Dr. Helen Cole, Information Officer Carol Smallridge, ETRLA Board Member Loudon County Public Schools Director, Leadership Oak Ridge 201 Elohi Way 108 Carnegie Drive Loudon, TN 37774 Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Phone: 865-458-5411 x203 Phone: 865-483-0797 (Home) Fax: 865-458-6138 Phone: 865-458-3785 (Home) Roane County David Rose Paul Goldberg, Dean, Continuing Education M.I.S. Mgr., Dagger, Inc. Roane State Community College POB 1500 276 Patton Lane Harriman, TN 37748 Harriman, TN 37748 Phone: 865-882-0404 Phone: 865-882-4607 Fax: 865-882-8153 Fax: 865-882-4562 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sevier County Jamesena Miller, ETRLA Board Member R.B. Summitt, II Retired, University of Tennessee Executive Vice Pres., Sevier County Bank 212 Birchwood Lane POB 5288 Sevierville, TN 37862 Sevierville, TN 37864 Phone: 865-453-7917 (Home) Phone: 865-453-6101 Fax: Fax: 865-428-9762 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ETRLA 2000 Class Directory
Anderson County Rick Meredith Jerry Holbrook Register of Deeds Owner Anderson County JHL Enterprises 110 Channel Way 106 Tamara Lane Clinton, TN 37716 Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Phone: 865-457-6235 Phone: 865-483-2795 Fax: 865-457-1638 Fax: Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blount County David Cockrill Greg McClain Architect Assistant City Manager McCarty, Holsaple, McCarty City of Maryville POB 1151 404 West Broadway Knoxville, TN 37901-1151 Maryville, TN 37801 Phone: 865-544-2000 Phone: 865-981-1302 Fax: 865-544-0402 Fax: 865-981-9961 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Campbell County Cindy Nance Teresa Spatz Executive Director Assistant to County Executive REACHS Campbell County POB 209 POB 435 Jacksboro, TN 37757 Jacksboro, TN 37757 Phone: 423-562-1156 Phone: 423-562-2526 Fax: Fax: 423-562-2075 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cocke County Claiborne County Frankie “Peachy” Cody Marisa Anders Sessions Court Clerk Director of Public Relations Cocke County Lincoln Memorial University 424 Woodlawn Ave. 395 Dogwood Road Newport, TN 37821 New Tazewell, TN 37825 Phone: 423-623-8619 Phone: 423-869-6432 Fax: 423-623-9808 Fax: 423-869-6370 Email: Email: email@example.com Grainger County Debbie DeBord Bill Howerton, Grainger County Assistant Vice President County Commissioner Citizens National Bank, Grainger Co. Grainger County 2250 Broadway Rt.1 Bx. 3040 Bean Station, TN 37708 Bean Station, TN 37708 Phone: 865-993-1803 Phone: 865-767-2551 (Home) Fax: 865-993-1801 Fax: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: Monroe County Sherry Burgess Martha Moree, Board Mem & Alumni Chair Accounts Representative Asst. Vice President Valley Printers Citizens National Bank, Monroe County POB 71 805 Hwy 68W Sweetwater, TN 37874 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Phone: 423-337-696 Phone: 423-337-3571 Fax: 423-337-7402 Fax: 423-337-3237 Email: Email: email@example.com Oak Ridge Ray Smith, Alumni Association Monica Austin, Alumni Association Infrastructure Reduction Facilities Lead City Planner BWXT Y-12 City of Oak Ridge POB 2009 Mailstop 8114 POB 1 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8114 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0001 Phone: 865-576-7781 Phone: 865-425-3581 Fax: 865-241-2373 Fax: 865-425-3426 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Roane County Sonny Hunter, Alumni Association Pete Malmquist Office Manager Retired Kingston Chiropractic Veterinarian POB 864 POB 277 Kingston, TN 37763 Kingston, TN 37763 Phone: 865-376-4684 Phone: 865-376-4935 (Home) Fax: Fax: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: LPETEM@aol.com Sevier County Linda Ogle, Alumni Association Kay Collier Pittman Owner President of Hotel Division Riverside Towers Collier Development, 3455 Parkway POB 648 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 Pigeon Forge, TN 37868-0648 Phone: 865-453-5500 Phone: 865-453-2526 Fax: 865-453-0981 Fax: 865-453-2564 Email: email@example.com Email: CDC@icx.net Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service Bob Miller Public Affairs Officer Great Smoky Mountain National Park 107 Park Headquarters Gatlinburg, TN 37757 Phone: 865-436-1202 Fax: 865-908-6931 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UT Center for Business & Economic Research Betty Vickers Director UT Center for Business & Economic Research 1885 Vickers Lane Sevierville, TN 37876 Phone: 865-974-6080 Fax: 865-974-3100 Email: email@example.com Bob Gonia, Facilitator Jan Mosadegh, Assistant 2279 Hodge Ferry Road C/O ETCDC Sevierville, TN 37876 1522 Highland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916 Home Phone: 423-428-7515 Work Phone: 865-525-9945 Fax: 423-453-7089 Fax: 865-522-6760 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
ETRLA 2001 Class Directory
Anderson County Eric Rauch Rick Scarbrough Manager, Mideast Region; TVA Resource City of Clinton 911 & Community Stewardship Education Coordinator 400 Summit Hill Drive 125 W. Broad St. Knoxville, TN 37902 Clinton, TN 37716 Phone: 865-632-6373 Phone: 865-457-3112 Fax: 865-632-8114 Fax: 865-457-3238 Email: EWRAUCH@TVA.GOV Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blount County Dr. Jane Qualls Pam Young Superintendent/Director Manager Alcoa City Schools American Express World Travel 524 Faraday Street 574 Foothills Plaza Alcoa, TN 37701 Maryville, TN 37801 Phone: 865-984-0531 Phone: 865-982-5700 Fax: 865-984-5832 Fax: 865-983-8669 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Campbell County Fred Cole J. H. (Jay) Willoughby Executive Director Assistant County Executive REACHS/ Campbell County’s Promise Campbell County POB 271 POB 435 Jacksboro, TN 37757 Jacksboro, TN 37757 Phone: 423-562-8798 Phone: 423-562-2526 Fax: 423-562-8768 Fax: 423-562-2075 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Claiborne County Larry Goad President Zion’s Rental/ Purchase POB 60 Harrogate, TN 37752 Phone: 423-626-8025 Fax: 423-626-4697 Email: email@example.com Cocke County John Carrell Keith McKinney Special Agent General Manager Cocke County Sheriff’s Department Carson Springs Baptist Conference Center 111 Court Ave. 1120 Carson Springs Road Newport, TN 37821 Newport, TN 37821 Phone: 423-623-4827 Phone: 423-623-2764 Fax: 423-623-8234 Fax: 423-623-7880 Email: none Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Grainger County Sarah Sharp Fennell Ruth Christian Records Department Employee Benefits Grainger County Sheriff’s Department Appalachian Electric Cooperative POB 5 POB 400 Rutledge, TN 37861 New Market, TN 37820 Phone: 865-828-3613 Phone: 865-475-2032 Fax: 865-828-8802 Fax: 865-475-0888 Email: FennellLumber1@prodigy.net Email: email@example.com Knox County J. Laurens Tullock James (Jim) Begalla President Director Cornerstone Foundation World’s Fair Park & Festival Center 1704 Riverview Tower, 900 Gay St. 525 Henley St. Knoxville, TN 37902-1859 Knoxville, TN 37902 Phone: 865-637-1912 Phone: 865-523-4228 Fax: 865-546-5199 Fax: 865-637-3338 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Loudon County Kelly E. Thomas County Manager Workforce Network -Loudon Co. Gov. 508 Bon St. Lenoir City, TN 37771 Phone: 865-986-1525 Fax: 865-986-0838 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Monroe County Tammy Lee Shan Harris Property Management President/ CEO Norman Lee Real Estate Monroe County Chamber of Commerce 808 Hwy 68 Suite #5 4765 Hwy 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-337-5076 Phone: 423-442-4588 Fax: 423-337-2739 Fax: 423-442-9016 Email: TMYLEE@AOL.COM Email: EJHSLH@AOL.COM Oak Ridge Joe Valentino Executive Director Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau 302 S. Tulane Ave. Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Phone: 865-482-7821 Fax: 865-481-3543 Email: email@example.com Roane County Kim Harris Penelope Uselton Manager Firm Administrator Workforce Network-Roane County Daniels & Uselton, P.C.,CPA’s,Consultants 2415 North Gate Ave. POB 238 Harriman, TN 37748 Rockwood, TN 37854 Phone: 865-882-5105 Phone: 865-354-9565 Fax: 865-376-4083 Fax: 865-354-3261 Email: Kharris@roanegov.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sevier County Jana Thomasson Robert W. Fox, Sr. Publisher Chief of Police The Mountain Press Sevierville Police Department POB 4810 300 Gary Wade Blvd. Sevierville, TN 37864 Sevierville, TN 37862 Phone: 865-428-0746 x 208 Phone: 865-453-6271 Fax: 865-453-4913 Fax: 865-453-6680 Email: email@example.com Email: RFOX@SEVIERVILLETN.ORG Great Smoky Mountain National Park Service Phil Francis Assistant Superintendent Great Smoky Mountains national park 107 Park Headquarters Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Phone: 865-436-1202 Fax: 865-908-6931 Email: Phil_Francis@nps.gov
2002 ETRLA Class Directory
Anderson County Joyce S. Klee, Co-Owner Jo Ann M. Scroback, Asst. Prin./ Math Teacher Clinton Physical Therapy Center Anderson Co. Career & Technical Center 1921 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. 140 Maverick Circle Clinton, TN 37716 Clinton, TN 37716 Phone: 865-457-1649 Phone: 865-457-4205 Fax: 865-463-7825 Fax: 865-457-1715 Email: CPTCJKlee@aol.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Blount County Sandra S. Davis, Excutive Director W. Kent Rogers, Administator United Way of Blount County Morning View Village 421 High Street 2304 E.L. Alexander Drive Maryville, TN 37804 Maryville, TN 37804 Phone: 865-982-2251 Phone: 865-980-6008 Fax: 865-981-4084 Fax: 865-980-6005 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Campbell County Randy Brown, County Mgr. Traci Dower, Partner Campbell County Workforce Network Ayers Real Estate & Auction *167 Thelma Circle POB 1467 Jacksboro, TN 37757 LaFollette, TN 37766 *Phone: 423-562-7029 Phone: 423-562-4941 Fax: Fax: 423-566-2111 Email: email@example.com Email: Ayerslp@ccdi.net Claiborne County Rick Byrd, Agent Jeffery M. Lewis, Senoir Vice President TN Farmers Ins. Comp. Citizens Bank *323 Blackberry Trail 130 S. Broad Street Cumberland Gap, TN 37724 New Tazewell, TN 37825 Phone: 423-626-4762 Phone: 423-526-5108 Fax: 423-626-2412 Fax: 423-526-5104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: jeff_lewis@Citizensbaktn.com Cocke County Denise Webb, Voc. Rehab. Case Mgr. Derrick B. Woods, Detective Cocke County School System Cocke County Sheriff’s Dept. *1641 Spray Road *127 North Ridge Drive Newport, TN 37821 Newport, TN 37821 Phone: 423-625-3929 Phone: 423-623-4827 Fax: 423-625-3922 Fax: 423-623-8234 Email: email@example.com.K12.tn.us Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Grainger County Michael A. Collins, Apprentice Funeral Charlie Shell, General Manager Director, Smith Funeral Home Clayton Homes *POB 96 POB 189 Rutledge, TN 37861 Rutledge, TN 37861 Phone: 865-828-5555 Phone: 865-828-5771 Fax: 865-828-3375 Fax: 865-828-8097 Email: MACOLLFB@CS.COM Email: CharlieS@Clayton.net Jefferson County Steven Chambers, Sales/ Marketing Mgr. Lauren Gass, Community Volunteer Jefferson – Cocke Co. Gas Utility *112 Angie Lane *POB 70 Dandridge, TN 37725 *Dandridge, TN 37725 Phone: 423-623-3069 *Phone: 865-397-9014 Fax: 865-397-7298 Fax: Email: Email: Knox County Kim Wood McClamroch, Comm. Advocate Saadia L. Williams, Executive Director Knoxville Project Change *8220 Martin Mill Pike 3615 Martin Luther King, Jr. *Knoxville, TN 37920 Knoxville, TN 37914 *Phone: 865-579-1830 Phone: 865-522-7111 *Fax: 865-577-6417 Fax: 865-546-5986 *Email: email@example.com Email: prj.chg.@korrnet.org Loudon County Monroe County Ann Harvey, Executive Director Pam Price, Director United Way of Loudon County Tellico Education Consortium, CSCC 2005 Palmer Drive 59 B Excellence Way Lenoir City, TN 37885 Vonore, TN 37885 Phone: 865-986-4820 Phone: 423-884-6878 Fax: 865-986-4828 Fax: 423-884-6879 Email: HARVEY2000@aol.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Oak Ridge Dale A. McConnaughay, Editor V. Louise Mixon, Realtor The Oak Ridger Coldwell Banker/ Ridge Realty *301 E. Tennessee Ave. *310 Timberline Drive *Oak Ridge, TN 37830 *Kingston, TN 37763 Phone: 865-220-5505 Phone: 865-483-4303 Fax: 865-482-7834 Fax: 865-483-4172 Email: Ridgereditor@aol.com Email: email@example.com Roane County Teresa Kirkham, Property Assessor Diana Knobloch, Executive Director Roane County Roane County United Way 200 E. Race Street, Suite 5 POB 317 Kingston, TN 37763 Harriman, TN 37748 Phone: 865-376-4362 Phone: 865-882-7711 Fax: 865-717-4132 Fax: 865-882-9899 Email: TKIRKHAM@ROANEGOV.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sevier County Trenta H. Swann, Asst. V.P. – Bank Services Patricia A. Wallace, Office Mgr. Mountain National Bank Wallace & Jones Law Offices POB 6519, 300 E. Main Street 111 Commmerce Street Sevierville, TN 37862 Seveirville, TN 37862 Phone: 865-428-3542 Phone: 865-453-1143 Fax: 865-428-7840 Fax: 865-453-5448 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *Denotes Home information
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