Tennessee Tech University Foundation

Board of Directors

  • Alfonzo Alexander

    Alfonzo Alexander

    Mr. Alfonzo Alexander, Vice Chair

    Chief Ethics & Diversity Officer of NASBA, and President of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust
    Nolensville, Tennessee
    Tech Alumnus: Business Administration, B.S. ’91, MBA from Lipscomb ‘07

  • Kevin H. Braswell

    Dr. Kevin Braswell

    Dr. Kevin H. Braswell, Executive Director and Secretary

    Vice President for University Advancement at Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Education: University of Arkansas - Little Rock, '98 & University of Arkansas, '00 & '06

  • Nathan Burton
    Nathan BurtonMr. Nathan Burton, Director

    Director of Application Management, Pinnacle Financial Partners
    Franklin, Tennessee
    Tech Alumnus: Business Administration, B.S. ’93, MBA from Lipscomb ‘16

  • Teresa Chasteen-Dunn
    Teresa Chasteen-DunnTeresa Chasteen-Dunn, Director

    President & CE of WIN Learning
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Alumna: University of Tennessee, B.S. ’81, M.A. ’82, Ed.D. ’85, Ph.D. ’90 and Kennedy School of Education Policy at Harvard University ‘10

  • David Cooley
    David Cooley
    Mr. David Cooley, Director and Former Chair

    Principal of Cooley Public Strategies
    Brentwood, Tennessee
    Tech Alumnus: Education, B.S. '84

  • Mary Graves

    Dr. Mary Graves

    Dr. Mary Graves, Director

    Former Executive Director of Hoffmann-La Roche
    Nutley, New Jersey
    Tech Alumna: Chemistry, B.S. '76

  • Trudy Harper

    Trudy Harper

    Ms. Trudy Harper, Director

    Founder and former President of Tenaska Power Services Company
    Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
    Tech Alumna: Electrical Engineering, B.S. '83, M.S. '84

  • Thomas Hudson

    Thomas Hudson

    Mr. Thomas Hudson, Director and Former Chair

    Former President of Matteson-Hudson Construction
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Alumnus: Georgia Tech '73 and Darden School University of Virginia '75

  • Ashraf Islam

    Ashraf Islam

    Mr. Ashraf Islam, Director

    CEO of AIA Engineers, Ltd.
    Katy, Texas
    Tech Alumnus: Engineering, B.S. '68

  • Tom Jones

    Tom Jones

    Mr. Tom Jones, Director and Former Chair

    President, Research Electronics International
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Tech Alumnus: Electrical Engineering, B.S. '86

  • Fred Lowery

    Fred Lowery

    Mr. Fred Lowery, Director

    Senior Vice President and President of Life Sciences Solutions and Laboratory Products, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Tech Alumnus: Mechanical Engineering, B.S. '94

  • Zaire Mattox

    Zaire Mattox

    Ms. Zaire Mattox, Director

    President, National Society of Black Engineers
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Student member currently enrolled at Tennessee Tech

  • John Milne

    John Milne

    Mr. John Milne, Director

    Founder/CEO/CIO, JKMilne Asset Management
    Asheville, North Carolina
    Education: Hartwick College, '76 & University of Georgia, '80

  • M. Dianne Murphy

    M. Dianne Murphy

    Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Chair

    Vice President of the PICTOR Group
    Former Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at Columbia University
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Tech Alumna: Health & Phys. Ed., B.S. '72, M.A. '73

  • Amy New
    Amy NewMs. Amy New, Vice Chair-Elect

    President & CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Tech Alumna: Business Administration, B.S. ’08, Master’s in Leadership and Public Policy from Lipscomb ‘21

  • Philip Oldham

    Philip Oldham

    Dr. Philip Oldham, Co-Chair

    President of Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Education: Freed-Hardeman University '80 & Texas A&M University '85

  • Chris Privon

    Chris Privon

    Mr. Chris Privon, Director

    Former Vice President of Imaging and Printing Group Services
    Boise, Idaho
    Tech Alumnus: Mechanical Engineering, B.S. '79

  • John Rose

    John Rose

    Mr. John Rose, Director and Former Chair

    U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District
    President of Boson Software
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Tech Alumnus: Agriculture, B.S. '88

  • Claire Stinson

    Claire Stinson

    Dr. Claire Stinson, Treasurer

    Vice President for Planning and Finance at Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, Tennessee
    Education: University of Virginia '91 & East Tennessee State University '95 & '03

  • Eli Tidwell

    Eli Tidwell

    Mr. Eli Tidwell, Director

    Attorney General, Student Government Association
    Spring Hill, Tennessee
    Student member currently enrolled at Tennessee Tech

  • Nathan Tudor

    Nathan Tudor

    Mr. Nathan Tudor, Director

    Former CEO, El Campo Memorial Hospital
    El Campo, Texas
    Tech Alumnus: Political Science, B.S. '02





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