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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley announces new board members

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley announces new board members

Knoxville, Tenn. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley has announced the following new members of its Corporate Board of Directors: 

  • Ray Evans, Owner and Chairman of The Anesis Group, Inc.
  • Michelle Hardin, Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager, Medical Private Banking, First Tennessee
  • Russ Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Partners Development
  • David Rausch, Chief of Police, Knoxville Police Department 
  • Josh Birdwell, Manager, Retail Technology, Pilot Flying J
  • Belinda Kitts, Vice President of Human Resources, Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
  • Andy White, General Manager, Lexus of Knoxville

Additionally, Linda Vaughn, Corporate Secretary and member of the Corporate Board of Directors, Emmet Vaughn Lumber Company, has been named a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Board of Trustees. 

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Board of Directors is a hard-working group. We are passionate about the mission of the organization and work well together to make a direct impact on the youth the organization serves,” said R.L. “Bunny” Oakes, III, chairman of the organization’s Corporate Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome these great additions.” 

For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, visit www.bgctnv.org.

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs currently serves more than 5,600 youth and teens, ages 5 to 17 years throughout the Tennessee Valley region. The organization also provides 404,401 USDA hot meals and snacks annually for youth free of charge. The Clubs serve a variety of youth, more than 80% of whom live with a single parent, foster parent or other nontraditional guardian. There are 16 Club locations strategically placed throughout Knox, Blount, Loudon and Northern Anderson Counties. The organization employs more than 260 trained, professional, caring staff and welcomes more than 1,200 volunteers annually. It is a charter member of United Way. 

*Headshots available upon request.

Media Contact:
Sarah Malak Pope
(865) 584-0550
spope@ackermannpr.com

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