Jackson-Sullivan joins Young-Williams

Jay FitzOur Town Leaders

Young-Williams Animal Center has hired Holly Jackson-Sullivan as vice president of development to lead, develop and implement fundraising strategies for the organization.

“Holly has extensive experience in fundraising for nonprofits, and we are thrilled that she has joined the Young-Williams Animal Center team,” said Janet Testerman, CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center.

Jackson-Sullivan earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal and public communication from the University of Tennessee. She previously spent nearly two decades in non-profit fundraising in higher education at Pellissippi State Community College, Maryville College and UT. She also is experienced in business development, banking, finance and training.

“… I’m eager to learn more about animal advocacy and shelter development and quickly implement best practices and strategies that I’ve gained through years of experience,” Jackson-Sullivan said. “I’m ready to serve pets and their people and welcomed the opportunity to work at Young-Williams Animal Center.”

A Knoxville native, Jackson-Sullivan resides in Oak Ridge with her husband, David Sullivan, and granddaughter, Annabelle, 9. She has two grown children, six grandchildren and two cats, Emmie and Winston. In her free time, Jackson-Sullivan enjoys crafting and making paw print jewelry.


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