Our Team


David Hearnes

Executive Director

Mr. Hearnes has a background in academic history and historic preservation with degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. He has been with Blount Mansion since January 2014 and has been the Executive Director since June of 2015.

Jennifer Lee

Director of Development & Public Relations

Jennifer Lee is a native Tennessean with a background in anthropology, preservation, education, and nonprofit management. Jennifer received her undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Go Vols!), and her Masters degree from the University of Oklahoma. Jennifer joined the Blount Mansion Association as their Director of Development and Public Relations in November of 2022.


President: Debby Schriver

President-Elect: Dr. Susan Martin

Secretary: Summer McMillan

Treasurer: John McCarty


Dean Burress

Ellen Capito

Kim Denton

Kathryn Good

Stewart Harris

Melody Hawkins

Paul James

Charles Lomax

Mark Love

Dr. Chris Magra

Dr. Susan Martin

Sara Phillips

Sam Pittenger

Brian Pittman

Dean Smith

Debbie Woodiel

Associate Members

Dan Brown

Dean Rice