East Tennessean of the Year

The 2022 East Tennessean of the Year Dinner will honor Jenny and Randy Boyd.

November 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Cherokee Country Club

5138 Lyons View Pike

Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Black Tie

Jenny Boyd is the owner of Boyd’s Jig & Reel, musician, and board member of Tennessee’s State’s Art Commission, Great Smokey Mountain Heritage Center, and the Museum of Appalachia. Randy Boyd is the President of the University of Tennessee system and the founder of Radio Systems Corporation in Knoxville, and TnAchieves.


2022 Presenting Sponsors




2022 Table Hosts

Sandy and Hank Bertelkamp


Donna and Bill Cobble

Cindi and Pete DeBusk/
Kelly and Mike Conley

First Century Bank

Ann and Sam Furrow

Gulf & Ohio Railways

KaTom Restaurant Supply

Dell and Rodney Lawler

Bob Lederer

Sherri Parker Lee

Moxley Carmichael

Stowers Machinery Foundation

The Trust Company

Brenda and Charlie Tombras/
Kreis Beall and Michael White

Susan Richardson Williams

Amy and Tim Williams


2022 In-Kind Sponsors

Kristin Williams/Kristin Designs

Flowers by Miki


Honoring an East Tennessee History Maker

Established in 2011 by the East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors, the award periodically recognizes and honors an East Tennessee history maker who is an ambassador for the region and represents integrity, dignity, leadership, and the volunteer spirit. The award is given to an East Tennessean with either a recent accomplishment or a compilation of accomplishments in fields such as history, politics, entertainment, education, research, or humanitarian work that improves the lives of others.

2021 East Tennessean of the Year
2019 East Tennessean of the Year
2018 East Tennessean of the Year
2017 East Tennessean of the Year
2016 East Tennessean of the Year
2014 East Tennessean of the Year
2011 East Tennessean of the Year