Tim Hill (Vice Chair)
Richard is the Director of Design for McCarty Holsaple McCarty. Formerly he was the Director of Design for Lewis Group Architects. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee. He is a leader in the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects where he is the chair for [Knoxville] By Design and the 2018-President. He is a Blueprint for Better Communities Champion with the National Chapter of the AIA and serves on the board of the Tennessee Chapter. In addition to Knoxville, Richard has worked in Atlanta, Ga and for Gensler in Washington DC. He has led the design on a range of project types to create built environments that are engaging and environmentally responsible. His work has been recognized with numerous design awards. Richard has been a lecturer at the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design, teaching Design Studio and Computer Applications in Architecture and regularly serves as guest design critic.
- Term: July 2018-June 2021
- (865) 357-5614
A Knoxville native, Tim is a co-founder and the President of Hatcher-Hill Properties, a real estate development, brokerage, and asset management firm. Hatcher-Hill develops commercial and mixed-use properties in the greater Knoxville area, focusing primarily on historic preservation, revitalization of commercial buildings, and business recruitment. He also has experience working with transportation and logistics. Tim serves as a board member for the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District, Downtown Design Review, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, and CareCuts. He is also a member of the Bearden Village Council and Knox Heritage, and is a 2016 Leadership Knoxville Graduate. As a planning commissioner, his goals are to encourage and ensure reasonable and appropriate land uses and to apply planning standards that are equitable and beneficial to the entire community.
- City: July 2017-June 2020
- (865) 719-7538
Joey was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration. He also received a minor in International business while studying abroad, and a collateral in Entrepreneurship. He is a co-owner & operator along with his family of the beloved Pete’s Restaurant. A couple of his hobbies include working out at the downtown YMCA and off-roading.
- Term: June 2019 - July 2022
- (865) 806-4750
Sandi G. Swilley
Lisa Hood Skinner is an independent contractor specializing in targeted branding, writing packages and marketing campaigns across the social digital platforms. She has lived and worked all over the world, including Guam, Honolulu, Puerto Rico and many of Europe's capitol cities.
She and her husband, Dr. Steve Skinner, both UT graduates, co- own Knoxville Animal Clinic on Homberg Drive, Bearden, with Dr. Tinsley Youmans, housing four veterinarians and 12 employees. Lisa is vice chair of the Knoxville Development Corporation's Fairview Technology Center advisory board and serves on the City's Animal Control Board.
A native of South Knoxville, Lisa and her husband live downtown at Marble Alley Lofts. She serves on the local boards of the American Red Cross, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, and CityPeople, an association of downtown residents.
- Term: June 2019 - July 2022
- (865) 249-4367
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ms. Swilley has resided in Knoxville for the past 20 years. She is a director at Leadership Knoxville where she plans and executes various alumni events and runs the Introduction Knoxville program, a civic connection series that helps further citizen community engagement. She is a member of the Association of Leadership Programs and serves on the YWCA Board of Directors. She is the 2015-2016 Chair of the UT Chancellor’s Associates. Ms. Swilley is a supporter of the Historic Tennessee Theatre and Knox Heritage, and resides in an early 1900s historic home.
- City: July 2018-June
- (865) 523-9137
John Thurman Anne Wallace
Robin has been a Downtown Knoxville resident for almost four years. After a regional search for a downtown community to call home, she and her husband were drawn to the uniqueness, charm and vibrancy of Downtown Knoxville. They relocated from Memphis in 2013. She has more than 30 years of marketing and product development experience and currently serves as the Marketing Coordinator for the Downtown Knoxville Central Business Improvement District.
- Term: July 2017-June 2020
- (865) 637-4550
Anne Wallace, an East Tennessee native, works in urban design, landscape architecture, planning, and redevelopment. She is a certified planner (AICP) and an Associate of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Anne serves as Deputy Director for the Office of Redevelopment at the City of Knoxville with a focus on corridor projects, downtown design projects, brownfield redevelopment and grant management. She is a founding member of the Downtown Design Review Board; a member of the Knoxville Business Journals’ 40 Under 40, class of 2014; a member of the Dow Community Advisory Panel; and serves on the United Way Financial Stability Investment Committee. Her recent projects include management of the award-winning Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project (delivered on time and under budget); form base code development, adoption and implementation; the Downtown Wayfinding program development and construction installation; management of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants including two area-wide Assessment Grants, a Targeted Brownfield Assessment Grant and two Brownfield Cleanup Grants; the Central Street Streetscape project; and the development, adoption, and implementation of Downtown Knoxville Design Guidelines.
- Term: Permanent Member, Director of Policy & Redevelopment Designee
- (865) 215-2644
Josh Wright is a developer, licensed architect and licensed contractor. He has designed and developed projects in cities all over the United States and has won multiple industry awards for his work. He has served as President of the American Institute of Architects of East Tennessee and as a board member of the East Tennessee Community Design Center. After living in and visiting many cities Josh and his wife and business partner Jessica (M.Arch, UTK) decided to raise their family in Knoxville and be a part of its exciting downtown renaissance by designing and developing projects within the city.
Josh believes that thoughtful design can balance our community’s needs with the risks of development creating a sustainably vibrant downtown.
- Term: June 2019 - July 2022
- (901) 786-8946