2019 Officers and Executive Committee


Cathy Toth2

Cathy Toth

Acato Information Management, LLC

Chair Elect


Eric Abelquist

Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Past Chair


Alan Icenhour

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Spencer Hall

Spencer Hall

Retirement Planning Services

Member at Large


Gerald Boyd

Huntington Ingalls Industries SN3

Member at Large


Steve Jones


Member at Large

Buddy Heins

Buddy Heins

Merit Construction

Member at Large


Stacey Patterson

University of Tennessee

Member at Large

Cortney Piper 2014

Cortney Piper

Piper Communications

Member at Large

bill tindal cns

Bill Tindal


Active Past Chairs

Tom Ballard, David Bradshaw, Sherry Browder, Bonnie Carroll, Alan Liby, Tom Rogers, Barry Stephenson, Chris Whaley, and Bob Van Hook.


2019 Board of Directors

Darrell Akins, Akins PS
Charlie Anderson, Veolia
Ken Barry, S&ME
Sasha Benjamin, ORUD
Jeremy Biggs, MMC
Larry Brede, Jacobs
Paul Clay, RSI
Shirley Cox, Tetra Tech
Larry Cutlip, Centrus
Bob Eby, Navarro
Joe Heckman, Energy Solutions
Cathy Hickey, Navarro
Steve Hicks, Cadre5
Wes Hines, UT
John Howanitz, CNS
Eliza Scott Jones, Woolf McClane
John McNeely, Sword & Shield
Bob Morris, Robert Morris Consulting

Kurt Oschman
Andy Page, ORAU
Henry Perry, HME, Inc.
Bert Robinson, TVA
Ken Rueter, UCOR
Mike Schlitz, Ingenium
Jeff Slack, Leidos
Jeff Smith, ORNL
Billy Stair, Stair Public Affairs
Joe Storch, Patriot Talent Solutions
Michael Thompson, ATLC
Tom Tuck, TN Bank
Ian Turner, The Turner Group
Danni Varlan, ETCH
Russ Watkins, Partners
Jacqueline Whiteside, MPi Business Solutions
Anthony Wise, PSTCC
Thomas Zacharia, ORNL

Partnering Organizations

Anderson County Chamber of Commerce
Department of Energy, Oak Ridge
Knoxville Chamber
Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
State of Tennessee Economic & Community Development