Board Members

Jim Haslam IIMr. Jim Haslam II

Chairman, Founder, Pilot Corporation, Member, University of Tennessee Board of Trustees, Knoxville, TN

Donde Lee PlowmanDr. Donde Lee Plowman

Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Marianne WanamakerDr. Marianne Wanamaker

Executive Director, The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

Michael AdamsDr. Michael Adams

President Emeritus, University of Georgia

Cynthia BakerMs. Cynthia Baker

daughter of Senator Baker

Darek BakerMr. Darek Baker

son of Senator Baker

Patrick ButlerMr. Patrick Butler

President and CEO, Association of Public Television Stations, former Vice President of The Washington Post, and presidential speechwriter for President Gerald R. Ford

Jimmy CheekDr. Jimmy Cheek

Chancellor Emeritus, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

AB CulvahouseAmb. AB Culvahouse

Former US Ambassador to Australia, Chair of O'Melveny & Myers, White House Counsel to President Ronald Reagan alongside then Chief-of-Staff Howard H. Baker Jr.

David GoldenMr. David Golden

Chief Executive Officer, East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Research Corporation

Thomas GriscomMr. Thomas Griscom

Retired Executive Editor, Chattanooga Times Free Press, former Director of Communications, President Ronald Reagan

Theresa LeeDr. Theresa Lee

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joe MazurDr. Joe Mazer

Dean, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Margaret ScobeyAmb. Margaret Scobey

Former US Ambassador to Syria and Egypt

Don C. Stansberry, Jr.Mr. Don C. Stansberry, Jr.

Attorney (retired), Stansberry, Petroff, Marcum & Blakley; business advisor and real estate developer; UT Board of Trustees, Huntsville, TN

John TolsmaMr. John Tolsma

Founder, Knowledge Launch

Thomas ZachariahDr. Thomas Zachariah

Director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Emeritus Board Members

The Center would also like to acknowledge the contributions of previous members of the Board, including:

  • The Honorable Philip Bredesen Jr., former Governor of Tenessee and Mayor of Nashville, TN
  • Sarah Keeton Campbell, Attorney, Special Assistant to the Solicitor General and the Attorney General
  • Dr. Wayne Davis, former Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • The Honorable Albert Gore Jr., former Vice President of The United States and US Senator for Tennessee
  • Dr. Beth Harwell, Board Member, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and former Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives and Associate Professor, Belmont University
  • Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, former President, University of Tennessee
  • Mr. William Johnson, former President and CEO, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Mr. Fred Marcum, Former Senior Advisor to Senator Baker
  • Amb. George Cranwell Montgomery, Former US Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman
  • Ms. Regina Murray, Real Estate Specialist, One in Four
  • Dr. Lee Riedinger, former Vice Chancellor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and director of The Bredesen Center
  • The Honorable Don Sundquist, Former Governor of Tennessee and US Congressman, Townsend, TN
  • Dr. Robert Waller, former President and CEO, Mayo Clinic