A Letter From The Executive Director

I am greatly humbled, honored and excited to have been selected as your new Executive Director of AGC of East Tennessee!  You could say that association work runs in my blood, tying back to my childhood and to my heroes, my parents.  For seven terms my Dad served as the Chairman of the Board for their national association, filling my Wonder Years with family vacations to conventions and dinner table talk about war stories on the Hill. The association was my parents’ engine for industry education and engagement, and as is the case with people who are driven to be involved, they found great success in business.  I asked my Dad one time how he rose to become a leader in his industry and his response was simply, “I spoke up”...

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Leslie Gower