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November 2, 2017

Hickory Construction President Ben Pinnell Selected to Join Leadership Knoxville Flagship Program

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Leadership Knoxville recently announced Hickory Construction’s Ben Pinnell as one of its program’s 2018 class members, selected as one of approximately 50 participants from hundreds of applicants.

In East Tennessee, Leadership Knoxville connects a diverse network of leaders to build a stronger community through leadership programs, community workshops and events designed to inspire and challenge people at all levels of leadership development.

During Pinnell’s 12 years of employment at Hickory Construction, he has led numerous successful projects. He currently serves as company president.

His philanthropic projects have included overseeing Hickory’s involvement in Knoxville’s 2012 Extreme Makeover Home Edition, volunteering for the YWCA of Knoxville and helping boost the Blount Partnership member-affiliation campaign. Pinnell serves on the board of directors of several organizations including the Children’s Center of Knoxville, the Boy Scouts of America Smoky Mountain Council and the Board of Education Advisory Council for Architecture & Construction.

Pinnell was a Knoxville Business Journal 40 Under 40 recipient in 2012, and was named YWCA CO-Volunteer of the Year in 2016.

Leadership Knoxville’s 10-month experience allows participants to fully explore local government, education, economic development and the arts through hands-on site visits and immersive training. Participants emerge better prepared to serve more effectively in various leadership capacities across the region.

More information on Leadership Knoxville can be found at http://www.leadershipknoxville.com.

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