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.
Current Boards: City Council of Knoxville, At Large Seat A
Previous Boards: Fourth District Representative for Knox County Board of Education (Chair & Vice-Chair); YWCA of Knoxville (President); Leadership Knoxville (Executive Committee); East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association; Tennessee School Board Association; Knoxville Museum of Art (Executive Committee); Knox Heritage: Trustee for the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine; YMCA of East Tennessee (Executive Committee); Knox Housing Partnership (President); Great Schools Partnership; Metropolitan Drug Commission; Southeast Community Capital Corporation; Economic Ventures, Inc.; AmSouth Community Development Corporation; University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates; CISV (President); West High School Foundation (President); Bearden Middle School PTA (President); Sequoyah Elementary School PTA (President); Kids Place at Sequoyah (President)
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
Awards: 2001 YWCA Tribute to Women Honoree for Business and Government; Knoxville Chapter, Public Relations Society of America Community Service Award; John J. Duncan, Sr. Award for Commitment to Housing and Community Development; and The Bob Gonia Leadership Award for Outstanding Regional Leadership
Lynne received her B.S. in Business Administration with a major in finance from the University of Tennessee. She is married to Scott Fugate and has two adult sons, Henley and Patrick.