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September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

For more information,
Contact: Michelle Henry


The Knoxville Area Urban League recently elected the following new officers and directors:


Vice Chair: Gwendolyn Brown, President, Brown Pearman Russell LLC


Janda Brown, Senior Advisor, Diversity & Labor Relations, TVA
Andrew Lorenz, Vice President, Messer Construction Co.
Dr. James McIntyre, Superintendent, Knox County Schools
Gwen McKenzie, Senior Advisor, Client Relations, CVS Caremark
Jim Samples, President, International, Scripps Networks Interactive
Tvyi Small, Director of Diversity & Community Relations, College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee

“Ours is a very engaged and active board, and we look forward to working under the enthusiastic leadership of our board chair Cynthia Moxley,” said President and CEO Phyllis Nichols. “We appreciate the board and their commitment to the Urban League mission focused in the areas of education, housing, employment and business development.”

The Urban League is guided by a diverse Board of Directors comprised of business, civic and community leaders possessing a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and vision.

About the Knoxville Area Urban League

Since 1968, the Knoxville Area Urban League has assisted disadvantaged people attain social and economic stability and self-sufficiency through direct services and advocacy. The League works to provide a skilled and diverse workforce; to increase homeownership; to support economic and small business development; and to enhance education efforts for our youth. The Knoxville Area Urban League is a United Way partner agency and affiliate of the National Urban League. The League’s work and results are evident in the lives over 8,000 people it impacts each year.

For more information on the Knoxville Area Urban League and its programs, call 865-524-5511 or visit