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.

Decosta Jenkins

Decosta Jenkins

Decosta Jenkins, a 1979 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the president and chief executive officer of Nashville Electric Service. His term will expire in 2020.

Kara Lawson

Kara Lawson

Kara Lawson, a 2003 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a basketball television analyst for ESPN and the Washington Wizards. Her term will expire in 2024.

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.

Kenneth Packer

Kenneth Packer
Student Trustee

Kenneth Packer, a 2012 graduate of the University Tennessee, Knoxville, is a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His term will expire in 2019.

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 former president and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc. His term will expire in 2024.

Jai Templeton

Commissioner Jai Templeton

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

Kim White

Kim H. White

Kim White, a 1982 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is the president and CEO of River City Company in Chattanooga. Her term will expire in 2022.

Alan Wilson

Alan D. Wilson

Alan Wilson, a 1980 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the former chairman, president and CEO of McCormick and Company. His term will expire in 2020.

Lang Wiseman

T. Lang Wiseman

Lang Wiseman, a 1993 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the founding and managing attorney for Wiseman Bray PLLC. His term will expire in 2022.

Jamie Woodson

Jamie Woodson

Jamie Woodson, a 1994 (bachelor’s degree) and 1997 (law degree) graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the executive chairman and chief executive officer of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Her term will expire in 2020.