Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Great work comes from being surrounded and supported by great people. Our Board Members are some of those people.

Meet Our Board

Director of Financial Planning Services, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC

Melissa Ballard, Board Chair

Director of Financial Planning Services, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC

Melissa joined the board in 2019. Melissa is the Director of Financial Planning Services at PYA Waltman Capital, LLC. Her focus each day is to help the firm’s clients connect their money to their lives, with the ultimate goal of helping them live more fulfilling lives with increased peace of mind surrounding their finances. Melissa earned her Business Administration degree from Queens University of Charlotte and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. She was born and raised in Knoxville where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. She has served as a volunteer with Harmony’s Equine Therapy program since 2017. She was drawn in by Harmony’s targeted and impactful programs that help the most vulnerable in our community.

Director of Financial Planning Services, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC

Melissa Ballard, Board Chair

Director of Financial Planning Services, PYA Waltman Capital, LLC

Melissa joined the board in 2019. Melissa is the Director of Financial Planning Services at PYA Waltman Capital, LLC. Her focus each day is to help the firm’s clients connect their money to their lives, with the ultimate goal of helping them live more fulfilling lives with increased peace of mind surrounding their finances. Melissa earned her Business Administration degree from Queens University of Charlotte and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. She was born and raised in Knoxville where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. She has served as a volunteer with Harmony’s Equine Therapy program since 2017. She was drawn in by Harmony’s targeted and impactful programs that help the most vulnerable in our community.

CEO/Founder, URise Consulting, LLC

Sue Wilburn, Vice Chair

CEO/Founder, URise Consulting, LLC

Sue Wilburn is the CEO and Founder of URise Consulting, LLC. Sue has over twenty-five years of accomplished Human Resources and Organizational Development experience in a variety of positions including Vice President. Serving roles in for-profit to nonprofit organizations, has provided her with an expertise to guide organizations, leaders, and individuals in assessment, analysis and creation of custom-made action plans that deliver desired results. Sue represented pediatric hospitals on state level committees addressing workplace development and diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. One of the achievements she is most proud of is bringing Project Search, a non-profit program dedicated to providing education and training for employment to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at one of the first two employers in Tennessee. Sue is a graduate of The Ohio State University and relocated to Knoxville 13 years ago. She has made Knoxville her home.

CEO/Founder, URise Consulting, LLC

Sue Wilburn, Vice Chair

CEO/Founder, URise Consulting, LLC

Sue Wilburn is the CEO and Founder of URise Consulting, LLC. Sue has over twenty-five years of accomplished Human Resources and Organizational Development experience in a variety of positions including Vice President. Serving roles in for-profit to nonprofit organizations, has provided her with an expertise to guide organizations, leaders, and individuals in assessment, analysis and creation of custom-made action plans that deliver desired results. Sue represented pediatric hospitals on state level committees addressing workplace development and diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. One of the achievements she is most proud of is bringing Project Search, a non-profit program dedicated to providing education and training for employment to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at one of the first two employers in Tennessee. Sue is a graduate of The Ohio State University and relocated to Knoxville 13 years ago. She has made Knoxville her home.

Vice President, Blount Partnership

Tammi Ford, Board Treasurer and Secretary

Vice President, Blount Partnership

Tammi Ford serves as the Vice President of the Blount Partnership, a role she stepped up to in May 2011. Prior to that, Ford was the Executive Vice President of Communications from 1998-2011. She began her career as the Chamber’s Communications Director in 1990. Ford currently works with membership retention and recruitment while overseeing the operating budget of the Chamber. A 1998 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tusculum College with a degree in organization management, Ford graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Georgia in 1997. She is also a member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and part of the Leadership Blount class of 2003. In addition, Ford is a current board member for the United Way of Blount County. She is also a past board member of the Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center, Kingdom Design Ministries and past president of the Knoxville Regional Celiac Support Group. An active community volunteer, she has dedicated her time to assisting the United Way of Blount County by participating in Loaned Executive, Day of Chairing Chair, Pacesetters Campaign, Allocations Panel and the Marketing Committee. She is also a Tennessee Achieves mentor and a member of the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Class of 2017. Tammi has one son, Cole.

Vice President, Blount Partnership

Tammi Ford, Board Treasurer and Secretary

Vice President, Blount Partnership

Tammi Ford serves as the Vice President of the Blount Partnership, a role she stepped up to in May 2011. Prior to that, Ford was the Executive Vice President of Communications from 1998-2011. She began her career as the Chamber’s Communications Director in 1990. Ford currently works with membership retention and recruitment while overseeing the operating budget of the Chamber. A 1998 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tusculum College with a degree in organization management, Ford graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Georgia in 1997. She is also a member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and part of the Leadership Blount class of 2003. In addition, Ford is a current board member for the United Way of Blount County. She is also a past board member of the Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center, Kingdom Design Ministries and past president of the Knoxville Regional Celiac Support Group. An active community volunteer, she has dedicated her time to assisting the United Way of Blount County by participating in Loaned Executive, Day of Chairing Chair, Pacesetters Campaign, Allocations Panel and the Marketing Committee. She is also a Tennessee Achieves mentor and a member of the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Class of 2017. Tammi has one son, Cole.

Realtor

Ann Drake

Realtor

Ann Drake is a top producing realtor in the greater Knoxville area. Through hard work and results, Ann has earned the distinction of being recognized as one of Realty Executives elite Double Diamond realtors. Ann’s certifications include Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) , Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and she is a Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI.). Ann has also earned the distinction of being a Guild member of the Institute for Luxury Marketing. Ann is extremely passionate about her real estate career and enjoys helping buyers and sellers in all price ranges.

Ann is committed to involvement in, and giving back to, the community. She volunteers countless hours and provides resources to several non profit boards and organizations. Ann is a member of the Leadership Blount Class of 2019 and has been recognized as Ambassador of the Year for the Blount Chamber of Commerce.

Ann has called East Tennessee home all her life. Ann and her husband, Bill, live in Maryville, TN. They have twins–Madison and Taylor who both now reside in Nashville, TN.

Realtor

Ann Drake

Realtor

Ann Drake is a top producing realtor in the greater Knoxville area. Through hard work and results, Ann has earned the distinction of being recognized as one of Realty Executives elite Double Diamond realtors. Ann’s certifications include Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) , Seller Representative Specialist (SRS), and she is a Graduate of Realtor Institute (GRI.). Ann has also earned the distinction of being a Guild member of the Institute for Luxury Marketing. Ann is extremely passionate about her real estate career and enjoys helping buyers and sellers in all price ranges.

Ann is committed to involvement in, and giving back to, the community. She volunteers countless hours and provides resources to several non profit boards and organizations. Ann is a member of the Leadership Blount Class of 2019 and has been recognized as Ambassador of the Year for the Blount Chamber of Commerce.

Ann has called East Tennessee home all her life. Ann and her husband, Bill, live in Maryville, TN. They have twins–Madison and Taylor who both now reside in Nashville, TN.

Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services, Cherokee Health Systems

Anna Taubenheim

Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services, Cherokee Health Systems

Dr. Anna Taubenheim is a Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Cherokee Health Systems. She is an East Tennessee native and now lives in the area with her husband and four young sons. Dr. Taubenheim has been with Cherokee since 2013 and, through her commitment to integrated care, has worked as a Behavioral Health Consultant/Clinical Psychologist in multiple family practice and pediatric clinics across the organization. She also has worked as a school-based therapist and currently oversees the clinical operations of Cherokee’s School Programs in addition to her role as Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Taubenheim has been involved with training other Behavioral Health Consultants across the nation through Cherokee’s Integrated Health Training Academy. Additionally, she serves as a faculty member and provides clinical supervision for Cherokee’s Clinical and Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program and for Cherokee’s APA-Accredited Internship Program and provides clinical supervision for masters and doctoral level practicum students. She was drawn to Harmony due to her clinical background relating to the treatment of childhood trauma and because of Harmony’s emphasis on children, families, and mental health.

Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services, Cherokee Health Systems

Anna Taubenheim

Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services, Cherokee Health Systems

Dr. Anna Taubenheim is a Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Cherokee Health Systems. She is an East Tennessee native and now lives in the area with her husband and four young sons. Dr. Taubenheim has been with Cherokee since 2013 and, through her commitment to integrated care, has worked as a Behavioral Health Consultant/Clinical Psychologist in multiple family practice and pediatric clinics across the organization. She also has worked as a school-based therapist and currently oversees the clinical operations of Cherokee’s School Programs in addition to her role as Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Taubenheim has been involved with training other Behavioral Health Consultants across the nation through Cherokee’s Integrated Health Training Academy. Additionally, she serves as a faculty member and provides clinical supervision for Cherokee’s Clinical and Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program and for Cherokee’s APA-Accredited Internship Program and provides clinical supervision for masters and doctoral level practicum students. She was drawn to Harmony due to her clinical background relating to the treatment of childhood trauma and because of Harmony’s emphasis on children, families, and mental health.

CEO, PMG Benefits Consulting

Debbie Perry

CEO, PMG Benefits Consulting

Debbie began her insurance career over 25 years ago working for Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company, marketing health and life insurance products to property & casualty brokers. She also represented Safeco, establishing payroll deduction arrangements for hospital employees, allowing them to access coverage for their homes and automobiles at more affordable rates. 

The next phase of Debbie’s career was spent working as the Manager of PPO Operations for a large regional insurance carrier.  After several years in this position, Debbie was promoted to Director of Third-Party Administrative Services where she provided marketing administrative services to large area employers. Debbie coordinated plan implementation, including enrollments, plan-building, system set-up, plan document preparation and claims processing. This invaluable experience now allows Debbie to provide our clients with a unique, ‘inside-out” perspective of employee benefits.  When a plan problem arises, she can quickly ascertain the appropriate solution, saving clients valuable time and money. 

Debbie has served on both the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and John Deere Health Broker Advisory Boards.  She has also been recognized numerous times as a top broker in East Tennessee by several insurance carriers. 

CEO, PMG Benefits Consulting

Debbie Perry

CEO, PMG Benefits Consulting

Debbie began her insurance career over 25 years ago working for Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company, marketing health and life insurance products to property & casualty brokers. She also represented Safeco, establishing payroll deduction arrangements for hospital employees, allowing them to access coverage for their homes and automobiles at more affordable rates. 

The next phase of Debbie’s career was spent working as the Manager of PPO Operations for a large regional insurance carrier.  After several years in this position, Debbie was promoted to Director of Third-Party Administrative Services where she provided marketing administrative services to large area employers. Debbie coordinated plan implementation, including enrollments, plan-building, system set-up, plan document preparation and claims processing. This invaluable experience now allows Debbie to provide our clients with a unique, ‘inside-out” perspective of employee benefits.  When a plan problem arises, she can quickly ascertain the appropriate solution, saving clients valuable time and money. 

Debbie has served on both the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and John Deere Health Broker Advisory Boards.  She has also been recognized numerous times as a top broker in East Tennessee by several insurance carriers. 

Bush Brothers & Company

Emily Hodges

Bush Brothers & Company

Emily leads consumer research for Bush Brothers & Company, reflecting a career-long interest in how culture and experience guide human behavior. She was drawn to Harmony Family Center because her son Thomas is adopted, and she is interested in helping other adoptive and foster families have a positive and impactful experience. She lives in Knoxville with her husband Rich and their two sons. Emily received her Master’s in Marketing Research from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Bush Brothers & Company

Emily Hodges

Bush Brothers & Company

Emily leads consumer research for Bush Brothers & Company, reflecting a career-long interest in how culture and experience guide human behavior. She was drawn to Harmony Family Center because her son Thomas is adopted, and she is interested in helping other adoptive and foster families have a positive and impactful experience. She lives in Knoxville with her husband Rich and their two sons. Emily received her Master’s in Marketing Research from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville, TN

Karen D. Pershing

Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville, TN

Karen Pershing serves as the Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee. After working for many years in public health, Karen received her Master’s Degree from UTK in Public Health. Ms. Pershing has provided numerous trainings throughout her career on health-related topics. Other credentials include: Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute Class of 2014 (A National program through SAMHSA), Leadership Knoxville Class of 2013, Tennessee Department of Health recognition for work in prescription drug abuse prevention, member of the Tennessee Public Health Association, Executive Women’s Association, and former member of the UT Chancellor’s Associates program. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist II and a 2014 graduate of the UT Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness. Karen was the 2016 recipient of the Partners and Leadership Award from the Tennessee Public Health Association as well the recipient of the 2017 FBI Community Director’s Leadership Award, representing the Knoxville Field Office and a 2018 recipient of the Knox Biz (formerly Knoxville Business Journal) Healthcare Heroes Award for her work in addiction and recovery. Other Boards she serves on are: Harmony Family Centers, the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, and The Sycamore Institute.

Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville, TN

Karen D. Pershing

Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville, TN

Karen Pershing serves as the Executive Director of the Metro Drug Coalition in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee. After working for many years in public health, Karen received her Master’s Degree from UTK in Public Health. Ms. Pershing has provided numerous trainings throughout her career on health-related topics. Other credentials include: Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute Class of 2014 (A National program through SAMHSA), Leadership Knoxville Class of 2013, Tennessee Department of Health recognition for work in prescription drug abuse prevention, member of the Tennessee Public Health Association, Executive Women’s Association, and former member of the UT Chancellor’s Associates program. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist II and a 2014 graduate of the UT Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness. Karen was the 2016 recipient of the Partners and Leadership Award from the Tennessee Public Health Association as well the recipient of the 2017 FBI Community Director’s Leadership Award, representing the Knoxville Field Office and a 2018 recipient of the Knox Biz (formerly Knoxville Business Journal) Healthcare Heroes Award for her work in addiction and recovery. Other Boards she serves on are: Harmony Family Centers, the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, and The Sycamore Institute.

Principal, KNS Consulting, LLC, Richmond, VA

Kathryn (Kathy) Scourby

Principal, KNS Consulting, LLC, Richmond, VA

We are pleased to have had Kathy on the Board since 2009. Kathy retired from the international law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP after thirty-three years in management and human resources roles. She now consults with law firms and private services firms in the areas of disaster preparedness, business continuity and risk management and is a frequent speaker on these topics. Kathy holds a master’s degree in Business. Her past board experience includes the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Trustee of the Foundation of ALA, Chair of the International Relations Committee of ALA, the Knoxville YMCA, and the Old Dominion Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals. Kathy shares her experience in human resources, leadership roles in the community, and her commitment to support Harmony’s mission. As an adoptive parent of two children (now adults), Kathy became involved with Harmony through participating in the Adoption Tour, a 433.9-mile bicycle ride across the state to advocate adoption.

Principal, KNS Consulting, LLC, Richmond, VA

Kathryn (Kathy) Scourby

Principal, KNS Consulting, LLC, Richmond, VA

We are pleased to have had Kathy on the Board since 2009. Kathy retired from the international law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP after thirty-three years in management and human resources roles. She now consults with law firms and private services firms in the areas of disaster preparedness, business continuity and risk management and is a frequent speaker on these topics. Kathy holds a master’s degree in Business. Her past board experience includes the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Trustee of the Foundation of ALA, Chair of the International Relations Committee of ALA, the Knoxville YMCA, and the Old Dominion Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals. Kathy shares her experience in human resources, leadership roles in the community, and her commitment to support Harmony’s mission. As an adoptive parent of two children (now adults), Kathy became involved with Harmony through participating in the Adoption Tour, a 433.9-mile bicycle ride across the state to advocate adoption.

Morning Show Co-Host, STAR 102.1

Kim Hansard

Morning Show Co-Host, STAR 102.1

Kim Hansard Davis is an adoptive mom and devoted community member with a wealth of marketing and management experience. During her 34-year media career, she has served in a variety of positions across radio and television platforms, including creative, production, and executive roles. She is currently a Morning Show Co-Host on The Marc & Kim Show, STAR 102.1. She lives in Knoxville with her husband, Ralph, son, Eli, and pets, Mabel and Lacie. She is a 7-year Breast Cancer Survivor and serves as Vice President of the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot.

Morning Show Co-Host, STAR 102.1

Kim Hansard

Morning Show Co-Host, STAR 102.1

Kim Hansard Davis is an adoptive mom and devoted community member with a wealth of marketing and management experience. During her 34-year media career, she has served in a variety of positions across radio and television platforms, including creative, production, and executive roles. She is currently a Morning Show Co-Host on The Marc & Kim Show, STAR 102.1. She lives in Knoxville with her husband, Ralph, son, Eli, and pets, Mabel and Lacie. She is a 7-year Breast Cancer Survivor and serves as Vice President of the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot.

President, Pellissippi State Community College

L. Anthony Wise, Jr.

President, Pellissippi State Community College

Anthony Wise has been president of Pellissippi State Community College since 2011, overseeing the College’s participation in KnoxAchieves, tnAchieves and now Tennessee Promise and Reconnect. When he was a faculty member, Wise was instrumental in the development of the College’s Foundations of Excellence initiative, which outlined strategies for student success. Today, he continues to encourage student engagement through high-impact practices like service-learning, study abroad and experiential learning. Wise earned a Ph.D. in history in 1997 from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in United States history in 1993 from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in history and business economics in 1990 from Wofford College. He is a graduate of Leadership Blount, Leadership Knoxville, East Tennessee Regional Leadership, and Leadership Tennessee.

President, Pellissippi State Community College

L. Anthony Wise, Jr.

President, Pellissippi State Community College

Anthony Wise has been president of Pellissippi State Community College since 2011, overseeing the College’s participation in KnoxAchieves, tnAchieves and now Tennessee Promise and Reconnect. When he was a faculty member, Wise was instrumental in the development of the College’s Foundations of Excellence initiative, which outlined strategies for student success. Today, he continues to encourage student engagement through high-impact practices like service-learning, study abroad and experiential learning. Wise earned a Ph.D. in history in 1997 from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in United States history in 1993 from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in history and business economics in 1990 from Wofford College. He is a graduate of Leadership Blount, Leadership Knoxville, East Tennessee Regional Leadership, and Leadership Tennessee.

Audit Manager, PYA, P.C.

Laura Sharp

Audit Manager, PYA, P.C.

Laura is an Audit Manager at PYA, P.C. She specializes in financial institution services. She primarily performs regulatory compliance services, including Bank Secrecy Act, internal audit outsourcing, loan reviews, and internal control testing for financial institutions. She also assists with financial statement audits for financial institutions. Laura earned her accounting degree from Carson Newman University. She is originally from Morristown, TN but has called Knoxville her home since 2015. She lives with her husband, Daniel and their son and daughter. She is currently on the Board of Governors for the East Tennessee Chapter Institute for Internal Auditors and previously served as the Treasurer and President.

Audit Manager, PYA, P.C.

Laura Sharp

Audit Manager, PYA, P.C.

Laura is an Audit Manager at PYA, P.C. She specializes in financial institution services. She primarily performs regulatory compliance services, including Bank Secrecy Act, internal audit outsourcing, loan reviews, and internal control testing for financial institutions. She also assists with financial statement audits for financial institutions. Laura earned her accounting degree from Carson Newman University. She is originally from Morristown, TN but has called Knoxville her home since 2015. She lives with her husband, Daniel and their son and daughter. She is currently on the Board of Governors for the East Tennessee Chapter Institute for Internal Auditors and previously served as the Treasurer and President.

CEO, Harmony Family Center

Nicole Coning

CEO, Harmony Family Center

Nicole Coning, Chief Executive Officer, has over 27 years of experience in the child welfare field with specialization in pre and post adoption support, family preparation for prospective foster and adoptive caregivers, and program development and organizational leadership. Nicole is a member of Harmony’s Executive Team and Board of Directors; she has been with the agency since 2008.  She transitioned to her most recent role after serving as Harmony’s Chief Operations Officer.  From 2015 – 2021, Nicole provided leadership as Tennessee’s Site Implementation Manager for the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support (QIC-AG), a federally funded cooperative agreement sponsored by the Children’s Bureau.  It is Nicole’s privilege to provide leadership and support to Harmony’s 100+ staff who provide excellent, innovative services statewide so all may live their best lives.

CEO, Harmony Family Center

Nicole Coning

CEO, Harmony Family Center

Nicole Coning, Chief Executive Officer, has over 27 years of experience in the child welfare field with specialization in pre and post adoption support, family preparation for prospective foster and adoptive caregivers, and program development and organizational leadership. Nicole is a member of Harmony’s Executive Team and Board of Directors; she has been with the agency since 2008.  She transitioned to her most recent role after serving as Harmony’s Chief Operations Officer.  From 2015 – 2021, Nicole provided leadership as Tennessee’s Site Implementation Manager for the Quality Improvement Center for Adoption and Guardianship Support (QIC-AG), a federally funded cooperative agreement sponsored by the Children’s Bureau.  It is Nicole’s privilege to provide leadership and support to Harmony’s 100+ staff who provide excellent, innovative services statewide so all may live their best lives.

Consultant and acting CFO, Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, Knoxville, TN

Robert Parker, Board Sponsor

Consultant and acting CFO, Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, Knoxville, TN

As President of Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, PC, Bob has used his experience to help many closely-held and large corporations, professional practices, and family businesses to achieve their business goals. His valuation skills have been used to affect numerous transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and settling ownership disputes. Bob has served in numerous leadership positions with both large and closely-held companies to include chief financial officer and treasurer. His work has involved leading strategic planning, developing new financial measurement and reporting systems, integrating business operations, and implementing successful profit improvement programs. After serving as a US Army Ranger, Bob earned his MBA from Tennessee Technological University. He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation from William Howard Taft University. He has earned numerous professional certifications and has completed advanced business training programs at Indiana University and the Center for Creative Leadership.

Consultant and acting CFO, Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, Knoxville, TN

Robert Parker, Board Sponsor

Consultant and acting CFO, Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, Knoxville, TN

As President of Parker Business Consulting & Accounting, PC, Bob has used his experience to help many closely-held and large corporations, professional practices, and family businesses to achieve their business goals. His valuation skills have been used to affect numerous transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, and settling ownership disputes. Bob has served in numerous leadership positions with both large and closely-held companies to include chief financial officer and treasurer. His work has involved leading strategic planning, developing new financial measurement and reporting systems, integrating business operations, and implementing successful profit improvement programs. After serving as a US Army Ranger, Bob earned his MBA from Tennessee Technological University. He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation from William Howard Taft University. He has earned numerous professional certifications and has completed advanced business training programs at Indiana University and the Center for Creative Leadership.