Sharon Pryse Named To University Of Tennessee Board Of Trustees

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment of Sharon Pryse as a new member of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. 

Ms. Pryse is president and CEO of The Trust Company, which has locations in Knoxville, Johnson City, and Chattanooga. She earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  She currently serves on the board of directors of Leadership Knoxville, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Medic, Inc., St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Knoxville Zoo, Innovation Valley Partners, and the YMCA of East Tennessee and on the board of trustees of Nature Conservancy Tennessee. 

Ms. Pryse also holds roles at the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Business and as a member of the Advisory Council of the Finance Department. She is a past chair of United Way of Greater Knoxville. Ms. Pryse lives in Knoxville and will represent the second congressional district on the UT board.


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