Interim CEO for East TN Foundation

Sandra ClarkOur Town Leaders

Jeanette Kelleher is the interim president/CEO of the East Tennessee Foundation. In a memo to ETF supporters dated Oct. 6, 2022, board chair Bruce Hartmann said Michael McClamroch is no longer serving in the role of president/CEO. “We thank him for his 21 years of service … and we wish him well,” Hartmann wrote.

Jeanette Kelleher

Kelleher has served as the foundation’s executive vice president and secretary since fourth quarter 2021. She provides support to the Foundation’s Investment Committee, oversees our operations and program teams, serves as a resource for the Foundation’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and coordinates staff efforts on strategic planning, process improvement and special projects. She joined ETF in 2004 to lead our affordable housing work, Hartmann wrote. “We are fortunate to have Jeanette’s 18 years of experience at ETF to lead during this time.”

Before relocating to Knoxville, she served as a research economist in Boston and New York. She focused on industrial analysis at the Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge and studied domestic financial markets at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She earned the bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master’s in economics from Columbia University.

Hartmann said a search committee from the board will start the process of finding the next permanent president/CEO.


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