Jim Campbell, a Maryville native and an Oak Ridge resident for over 30 years, is president of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC)and a Fellow at the Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. He is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Knoxville, and graduated from Leadership Oak Ridge in 1991.
Campbell started his career in the newspaper business, serving in various positions with The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge’s daily newspaper since the end of the Manhattan Project. He was editor of the newspaper from 1989 to 1994. During that time he was also a contributing editor to the “Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy,” a publication of the University of Tennessee’s Energy, Environment and Research Center. Campbell also assisted in the publication of two books on Oak Ridge history.
Campbell currently serves as the chair of the board for the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) Foundation. He is also a board member for the Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation, East Tennessee Quality Growth, and First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge. Campbell is a past chairman of the United Way of Anderson County board, and a former member of the boards of the Tennessee Humanities Council, and the Oak Ridge Sister City Support Group.
Jim is married to Priscilla Campbell, recently retired from ORAU, and has three daughters: Elise, a mechanical engineer working in Annapolis, MD; Amelia, an engineer, and Claire, a graduate student in soil science at the University of Wisconsin.
Tracy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from King University. Her affiliations: Leadership Oak Ridge Class of 2016; Leadership Oak Ridge Advisory Committee; Oak Ridge Rotary Club Board of Directors; Oak Ridge Chamber Advocacy Committee; United Way of Anderson County Fund Distribution Panel Chair and Leading Ladies United Co-Chair; Altrusa International Member; and Leadership Knoxville Class of 2012.