UC Foundation Welcomes 5 New Trustees To Its Board

Community Leaders Poised To Steward Historic $40 Million Rollins Gift

Monday, October 15, 2018

The University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc. named five new members to its Board of Trustees. The announcement follows the news of the historic $40 million naming gift by Gary W. Rollins to the benefit UTC’s college of business.

The new trustees include: 

Betsy Blunt Brown, president, Pendleton Square Trust Company 

As president of Pendleton Square, Ms. Brown develops multi-generational family relationships and serves families and their advisors to deliver trust and family offices services as well as legacy plans.

She has worked at Cumberland Trust, JPMorgan and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. She is a member of Chattanooga Rotary and sits on the boards of Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga Estate Planning Council, The Generosity Trust and Reflection Riding and Nature Center. 


Brett Rousch, CPA and manager of ELD Associates, LLC 

Mr. Rousch’s duties at ELD focus on tax and estate planning and investments for family-owned operating businesses. He was worked for Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Anderson & Company. He has served on the UC Foundation’s Endowment Committee, the Policy and Taxation Group (PATG) in California and Washington, D.C. and the board of the Northern Trust Bank (Chicago). 

 

Roger Smith, ’73, vice president, BB&T Huffaker Insurance (retired) 

Mr. Smith is 1973 graduate of UTC’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business. He is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, the Rollins College of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, the UT Alumni Association Board of Governors and the UT Alumni Legislative Council. 

 

Frank Williamson, president, Oaklyn Consulting (investment banking and management consulting) 

Mr. Williamson has served as a trustee and board chair of the Tennessee Aquarium and a trustee and board president of Portland Stage Company (Portland, Maine). He serves as a trustee and investor committee chair for Launch TN, a public-private partnership in Nashville, and he serves on the steering committee for the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Program. 


Clint Wolford, vice president and Partner, Wolford Development, Inc. 

Mr. Wolford has overseen all aspects of the development and leasing of new real estate projects as well as management and leasing of existing projects. He has negotiated deals with several Wal-Mart and Target department stores as well as “Big Box Retailers” such as Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, PetSmart, Burke’s Outlet and Gander Mountain. Recently, he has signed leases with Starbucks, MOD Pizza, T-Mobile, Lasik Plus, CATO, Firehouse Subs and RAK Outfitters. 


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