New officers for Rotary Club of Knoxville

Jay FitzDowntown, Our Town Leaders

At its June 28 meeting, the Rotary Club of Knoxville swore in its 2022-23 board of directors, to be led by William T. MacGrath, senior vice president at UBank. The board begins its term on July 1.

Outgoing president Virginia K. “Ginny” Morrow, retired from Covenant Health, will serve as representative of past presidents.

  • Jim Alexander, director at Acosta Sales and Marketing, is president-elect.
  • Annette Winston, distinguished lecturer at the UT School of Communication Studies, is vice president and communications director.
  • Whitfield Addicks, partner at Addicks CPA Firm LLP, is treasurer and chair of the financial and audit committee.
  •  Shannon Holland, an attorney with Holland Law, is club secretary.
  •  Kim K. Denton, director of the TCED Program at the UT Center for Industrial Services, is education director.
  •  Demetrice Hall, president and CEO of VETSmart, is local service director.
  •  Christopher Lambert, relationship manager at the Trust Company of Tennessee, is recruiting director.
  •  Joanne Latimer, loan advisor with American Eagle Mortgage, is club service director.
  •  Mark Linville, a retired banker, is member retention director.
  •  Andrew Murr, vice president at Barge Design Solutions, is international service director.

Founded in 1915, the Rotary Club of Knoxville is among the oldest and largest Rotary Clubs in Tennessee. Club members were instrumental in the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and currently sponsor several park projects. The club is also the steward of the Rotary Foundation of Knoxville, which funds college scholarships and special projects.

Rotary International, the world’s first service club, was started in Chicago in 1905. More than 1.4 million members in more than 35,000 clubs in 200 countries volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Rotary is the world’s largest private source of college scholarships. Each year the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors. Rotary also partners with seven prestigious universities around the world to provide opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution.

Brooks Clark, club member and a pro’s pro, submitted this report.

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