New chief for Knox Heritage

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Todd Morgan, the organization’s director of real estate and regional programs, has been named executive director of Knox Heritage, replacing longtime director Kim Trent who resigned.


In addition to roles with Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance, Morgan has an extensive background in community development, at one time serving as Tennessee Main Street director and program director for the Morristown Community Development Corporation.

“Todd’s collaborative management style, commitment to historic preservation and knowledge of urban planning and community development give Knox Heritage the type of leadership we sought for the next phase of our service to Knoxville and the region,” said Knox Heritage Board President Gary Bentley. “He has already impressed the board and staff with his vision for the organization and his ability to forge relationships.”

Morgan, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carson-Newman University, said he has grown to love Knox Heritage and the positive impact it continues to have on the region.

“As someone with a passion for protecting the assets most important to our communities, I recognize what a special honor it is to lead an organization like Knox Heritage,” he said. “I very much look forward to working with our loyal donors, a dedicated board of directors, our professional staff and wonderful volunteers to further grow our mission to preserve, restore and transform the places of historic and cultural significance in East Tennessee.”

As Tennessee Main Street director, Morgan was involved in preserving downtowns and adjacent neighborhoods.

During his career, Morgan also was a city planner in Morristown and a project manager at William S. Denton Jr. & Associates Inc. in that city. Morgan is a Certified Historic Real Estate Finance Professional and has received training in Economic and Community Development and Real Estate Principles.

(Prepared for Knox Heritage by Moxley Carmichael Communications.)

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