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Board of Directors

NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership is governed by a board of directors representing local leadership from the governing bodies of Bluff City, Bristol, Kingsport and Sullivan County. The board also features appointed representatives from local businesses, educational institutions, agriculture and community groups.

This governing body serves as the Joint Economic & Community Development Board for Sullivan County. The combination of three separate economic development agencies has created a strong, synergistic partnership which has increased interest in Sullivan County at the state, national and international levels.

Annually, the board of directors establishes the strategic economic development plan for the Partnership and other policy initiatives for the NETWORKS staff to implement. Our board members are highly involved on a national and international scale, and they remain committed to providing leadership for the responsible design and development of a strong and diversified economy.

This diverse board's expertise, commitment and active involvement strengthens NETWORKS ability to strategically seek and obtain high quality and sustainable jobs for all of Sullivan County. As evidenced in the profiles below, NETWORKS future is in the hands of committed men and women who bring expertise from a variety of fields.



Walters, Mitch

Friendship Automotive, Inc.
President - CEO
1855 Volunteer Parkway
Bristol, TN 37620

Phone: (423) 652-6211
Fax: (423) 652-6252

Campbell, John
Vice Chairman

Director of AccelNow
former City Manager of Kingsport

Phone: 423-943-5906

Ferrell, Carolyn
Secretary Treasurer

The Robinette Company
POB 3567
250 Blackley Road
Bristol, TN 37620

Phone: 423.274.8550
Fax: 423.968.2017

Board Members


Caldwell, Jerry

Bristol Motor Speedway
151 Speedway Blvd.
Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Phone: (423) 989-6999

Phillips, Mayor Dennis

City of Kingsport
225 West Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: (423) 229-9414
Fax: (423) 229-9350

Wells, Mayor Irene

City of Bluff City
POB 161
Bluff City, TN 37618

Phone: (423) 538-7144
Fax: (423) 538-7138

Commissioner Williams, Eddie

Sullivan County
1041 S. Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: (423) 349-4856
Fax: n/a

Powers, Mayor Lea

City of Bristol Tennessee
POB 1189
Bristol, TN 37621

Phone: 423.3831904

Mayor Richard Venable

Mayor Sullivan County Tennessee
3411 Hwy. 126, Ste. 206
Blountville, TN 37617

Phone: 4233236417
Fax: 4232792897

Browder, Mike Dr.

Bristol TN Essential Services
General Manager
PO Box 549
Bristol, TN 37621

Phone: (423) 793-5530
Fax: (423) 793-5545

Councilwoman Michelle Dolan

City of Bristol Tennessee
City of Bristol
POB 1189
Bristol, TN 37620

Phone: 4239895545
Fax: 4232477987

Yennie, Dr. Jubal
Ex-Officio Member

Dir. Sullivan County Schools
POB 306
Blountville, TN 37617

Phone: 423.354.1000
Fax: 423.354.1004

Lilly, Dr. Gary
Ex-Officio Member

Dir., Bristol TN City Schools
615 Edgemont Avenue
Bristol, TN 37620-2315

Phone: 423.652.9201

Street, Jim
Ex-Officio Member

JA Street & Associates
245 Birch Street
POB 725
Blountville, TN 37617

Phone: (423) 323-8107
Fax: (423) 323-1065

Webb, Isaac J.
Ex-Officio Member

AEP - Kingsport Service Center
Distribution System Manager
420 Riverport Rd
Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: (423) 578-2201
Fax: (423) 578-2216

Ailshie, Dr. Lyle
Ex-Officio Member

Supt., Kingsport City Schools
1701 E. Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37664

Phone: 423.378.2100
Fax: 423.378.2120

McCord, Jeff
Ex-Officio Member

VP, Northeast State at Kingsport
300 W. Main Street
Kingsport, TN 37660

Phone: 423.354.5207
Fax: 423.392.4191