Lynne Fugate has been the CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) since 2016. Prior to joining the Girl Scouts she enjoyed a career as a banker for over 25 years, most recently serving as the Knoxville Market Executive for Smart Bank. In 2000, Lynne took 5 years off from her banking career and served as the Executive Director of Nine Counties. One Vision. This five-year project was the largest citizen-driven long-range strategic planning effort in the southeastern United States. The planning effort included the Tennessee counties of Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Loudon, Knox, Roane, Sevier, and Union.
Member: Knoxville Rotary Club: Executive Women’s Association; Leadership Knoxville Class of 2000; East Tennessee Regional Leadership Class of 2004; Junior League of Knoxville, and Akima Club
Current Boards: City Council of Knoxville, At Large Seat A