Alumni Council

How alumni assist the College of Law

The alumni council, established in 1973, was created to enable the alumni of the University of Tennessee College of Law to connect with the various programs, activities, and curricular offerings of the law school.

Alumni council members serve as advocates for the law school, advising the dean and the director of annual giving and alumni affairs, attending alumni events, fundraising for the annual giving program, reporting concerns to leadership for discussion and possible action, and making an annual personal commitment to the College Fund for Law. The alumni council meets twice a year in Knoxville for a weekend of social activities and discussions. Additionally, conference calls may be scheduled as needed.

The alumni council votes on new members each summer and those elected begin a three-year term of service at the fall meeting. Members of the alumni council will be selected to demographically and geographically represent the College of Law’s alumni population. The council will have a maximum of 45 members. A maximum of two terms may be served before the alumni must roll off for no less then one year.

 

Contact

Alumni and Donors
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

E-mail: cdupes@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-6691
Office: Suite 248


Mission

The mission of the alumni council is to promote alumni involvement with the University of Tennessee College of Law and to build and maintain a viable annual giving program.

Purpose

This Alumni Council, established in 1973, was created to enable the alumni of the University of Tennessee College of Law to connect with the various programs, activities, and curricular offerings of the law school.

The purpose of the Alumni Council at the College of Law shall be to:

  • foster the development and advance the quality of the law school by connecting students with professionals
  • to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship between the College of Law community and its alumni
  • to foster loyalty and financial support for the College of Law’s annual giving program

Responsibilities

  • To attend alumni events in your area
  • To fundraise for the annual giving program
  • To advise the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs
  • To report concerns to College leadership for discussion and possible action.
  • To set the leadership example by making an annual personal financial commitment to the College of Law’s College Fund for Law.

Structure

  • Members of the Alumni Council will be selected to demographically and geographically represent the College of Law’s alumni population.
  • The Alumni Council will have a maximum number of 45 members.
  • Members will be invited to serve a three-year term on the Alumni Council. Terms are renewable at the discretion of the Dean of the College of Law. A maximum of two terms may be served before the alumni must roll off for no less then one year.
  • The Chair of the Alumni Council will be selected by the Dean of the College of Law. Chairperson will serve a one year term, based on a fiscal year calendar (July 1 through June 30). The Chairperson may serve consecutive terms if requested by the Dean. The Chairperson also serves as Chair of the College Fund for Law fundraising effort.

For information, contact Rynn Dupes at 865-974-6691 or cdupes@utk.edu.


Current members

Eric Addington
Class of 2003
Associate General Counsel
The Proctor and Gamble Company
Cincinnati, Ohio

Phil Beck
Class of 1981
Partner
Smith Currie & Hancock
Brookhaven, Georgia

Heidi Barcus
Class of 1993
Attorney
London & Amburn
Knoxville, Tennessee

Tasha C. Blakney
Class of 1999
Attorney/Member
Eldridge & Blakney, P.C.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Todd Bouldin
Class of 2000
Manger of Learning
Deloitte
Atlanta, Georgia

Arlene Cleveland
Class of 1990
Retired
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Leonard O. Evans III
Class of 2005
Assistant Counsel
U. S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

David E. Fleenor
Class of 1987
General Counsel
State Senate of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Keith Frazier
Class of 1985
Shareholder
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Nashville, Tennessee

Mary Taylor Gallagher
Class of 2001
Partner
GSRM Law
Nashville, Tennessee

Scott Garber
Class of 1997
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
LGI Homes, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Aaron Gentry
Class of 2011
Legal Specialist
Scott Safety
Charlotte, North Carolina

Monica N. Goldblatt
Class of 2013
Associate
The Law Offices of Thomas C. Mooney
McLean, Virginia

Richard S. Greene
Class of 2005
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Damon Griffin
Class of 2001
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Department of Justice
Memphis, Tennessee

Mary Beth Hagan
Class of 2002
Member
Hagan Law Group, PLLC
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Andrew Hale
Class of 2018/New graduate representative
Associate
Kramer Rayson, LLP
Knoxville, Tennessee

Christopher L. Haley
Class of 2001
Principal
Harbor View Advisors, LLC
Ponte Vedra, Florida

Michael Han
Class of 2003
Assistant General Counsel, IP Transactions & Licensing
Nike, Inc.
Beaverton, Oregon

Kevin Hartley
Class of 2010
Intellectual Property Attorney
Trust Tree
Nashville, Tennessee

Charles Hartman
Class of 2010
Associate
Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Birmingham, Alabama

Jason E. Havens
Class of 1999
Senior Counsel
Holland & Knight
Jacksonville, Florida

Anne Hershewe
Class of 2013
Attorney
U.S. District Court
Kansas City, Missouri

Stephen P. High
Class of 1980
Chief Manager
Kraft Asset Management, LLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Annie E. Howard
Class of 2013
Associate
Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, PC
Johnson City, Tennessee

Gianna Maio
Class of 2005
Assistant Federal Defender
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Camille McMullen
Class of 1996
Judge
Court of Criminal Appeals, State of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee

Madeline McNeeley
Class of 2008
Associate
Harris Penn Lowry, LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Philip Mischke
Class of 1982
Partner
Farris Bobango, PLC
Memphis, Tennessee

Goran Musinovic
Class of 2009
Attorney
Realty Trust Group, LLC
Knoxville, Tennessee

Paige Ayres Nutini
Class of 2015
Associate Attorney
Butler Snow LLP
Nashville, Tennessee

Kimel Otis
Class of 2013
Senior Internal Auditor
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Nashville, Tennessee

Gadson “Will” Perry
Class of 2011
Associate
Butler Snow LLP
Memphis, Tennessee

Erin Palmer Polly
Class of 2002
Partner
Butler Snow LLP
Nashville, Tennessee

Betty T. Rhoades
Class of 2005
Director of National Capital Relationships
Homes for Wounded Warriors
Washington, D.C.

Robert Robinson
Class of 2012
Associate Athletics Director
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Stephen E. Roth
1986
Jewelry Television
Knoxville, Tennessee

Marissa Moses Russ
Class of 2005
Partner
MTR Family Law, PLLC
Nashville, Tennessee

Camille Sanders
Class of 2013
Associate
Kramer Rayson LLP
Knoxville, Tennessee

Christopher A. Schwab
Class of 1999
Vice President & General Counsel
Cadillac Jack, Inc.
Decatur, Georgia

Melinda Simon
Class of 1999
Associate General Counsel
Emory University
Decatur, Georgia

Todd Skelton
Class of 2014
Assistant Deputy Counsel
State of Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee

Daniel P. Street
Class of 1980
County Attorney
Sullivan County
Kingsport, Tennessee

Reagan M. Taylor
Class of 2005
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Memphis, Tennessee

Austin D. Thacker
Class of 2013
Associate
Holland & Knight
Maitland, Florida

Jeff Upshaw
Class of 2013
Associate
Alston & Bird LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

Mark Vane
Class of 1998
General Counsel
Geodis Logistics
Brentwood, Tennessee

Donald M. Wright
Class of 1985
Attorney/Shareholder
Sirote & Permutt, PC
Birmingham, Alabama