Aug 17 - Margie Nichols - Former UT Comms Director
Aug 24 - Chris Thomas - Polio Plus
Aug 31 - Ron Appuhn - Heart 2 Heart
Sep 7 - Mark Blackwood
Sep 14 - Matthew Souther - Abraham Lincoln Library
Sep 21 - PDG Jerry Wear - Youth Services
Sep 28 - Allison Watson
August 17th Speaker - Margie Nichols, former vice chancellor for communications at the University of Tennessee.
Margie Nichols has served the Knoxville campus as vice chancellor for more than seven years, overseeing media and internal relations, creative communications, video and photography, and WUOT-FM, the community’s National Public Radio station.
“Margie has been a critical part of our cabinet and has done a stellar job. She has brought valuable expertise and knowledge to our team,” said Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “We’ll miss her greatly at the University of Tennessee, and I will personally miss her counsel on the many issues we have faced over the years. I wish her and her husband, John, great happiness and I hope to see her often.”
Nichols came to UT in 2007 to serve as chief of staff to former UT president John Petersen. She began serving as vice chancellor for the Knoxville campus in 2008. Prior to that she was senior director of communications and government relations for then-Knoxville mayor Bill Haslam. She has twenty-six years of experience in television news including serving as news director at Knoxville’s WBIR-TV. She began her career in television in Memphis and then moved to Nashville, winning national awards for her work as an investigative reporter.
Saturday, Aug 20 - District Seminars on The Foundation, Membership and Youth Services