John Compton

John Compton (Chair)

John Compton, a 1983 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the former president of PepsiCo and currently a partner with the investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. His term will expire in 2024.

Bradford Box

Brad Box

Brad Box, a 1991 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a partner in the law firm of Rainey Kizer Reviere and Bell in Jackson, Tennessee. His term will expire in 2022.

Hayden Galloway

Hayden Galloway

Student Trustee
Hayden Galloway is a senior at the University of Tennessee Southern, who is who is double majoring in Biology and Behavioral Science, with an Emphasis in Psychology. Her term will expire in 2023.

Charles Hatcher

Commissioner Charles Hatcher

As Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Tennessee, Commissioner Charles Hatcher serves as an ex officio, voting member.

Decosta Jenkins

Decosta Jenkins

Decosta Jenkins, a 1979 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the former president and chief executive officer of Nashville Electric Service. His term will expire in 2026.

Shanea McKinley

Shanea McKinney

Shanea McKinney, a 2008 (PharmD) graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, serves as the Senior Advisor of Product Management for Cigna. Appointed by Governor Lee, Dr. McKinney also serves on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. Her term will expire in 2022.

Amy Miles

Amy E. Miles

Amy Miles, a 1989 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the former CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. Her term will expire in 2022.

Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson

Chris Patterson, a 2000 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is an attorney with the law firm of Patterson Bray PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee. His term will expire in 2026.

William Rhodes

William (Bill) C. Rhodes III

Bill Rhodes, a 1987 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin, is the chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone. His term will expire in 2022.

Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith

Donnie Smith, a 1980 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the CEO and chairman of Foster Farms. He is the former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc. His term will expire in 2024.

David Watson

David Watson

David Watson, a 1973 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a co-owner of Mountain View Auto Group. His term will expire in 2024.

Jamie Woodson

Jamie Woodson

Jamie Woodson, a 1994 (B.A.) and 1997 (J.D.) graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a former Tennessee legislator and former CEO of SCORE, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education. Founder and principal of TriStar Strategies, LLC, Woodson is a key leader in Tennessee’s work to transform public education. Her term will expire in 2026.