Board Members

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Tommy White
Board Chair

Tommy White is a retired Fire Marshal for the City of Sevierville after 30+ years in Emergency Service. Tommy started working for the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and in 1986 Tommy went to work for the Sevierville Police Department. In 1988 Tommy also joined the Sevierville/
Sevier Volunteer Fire Department where he was part of the City of Sevierville’s Hazmat team.

In 1997 Tommy transferred to the City of Sevierville Fire Department as the Fire Inspector and was later promoted to Fire Marshal until his retirement in 2016. Tommy now owns his own Construction Company.

Lea Ann Sanford
Board Vice Chair

Lea Ann Sanford, Owner of P & L Business Services, ( passion lies with serving others through her work.  She holds a Masters degree in Accountancy and enjoys educating business owners on the importance of proper accounting and the impact it has on their growth and success. She thoroughly enjoys her career and the means it gives her to serve local businesses.

Lea Ann’s servanthood doesn’t stop within her career. She uses her free time to serve others in multiple areas, including volunteering to provide financial counseling to young and single parents. She’s also worked with many programs supporting military and first responders. 

Lea Ann fell in love with East Tennessee on a vacation with her grandparents at 11 years old.  Ten years later she made her way back down south from Western New York and has called the Knoxville area home for 23 years.

Lea Ann and her husband Patrick, have two children, Cynthia, a high school student and Connor,  who serves in the United States Navy. Lea Ann and family  live in the Powell area with their 3 dogs, Simon, Maggie, and Xena.

Lea Ann joined the Knox County Rescue Board of Directors in 2021.

Finance Committee Chair

Bio Coming Soon

Bob Colloredo
Bob Colloredo
Nominating Committee Chair

Bob is the owner and President of Colloredo & Associates ( in Knoxville, Tennessee. HIs full-service marketing and advertising agency was founded in 2006 and works in a variety of industries including retail, medical, industrial, and transportation. Bob consults with clients to help develop innovative strategies that, many times, fall outside the norm of traditional marketing. He believes it is his ability to recognize and build toward his clients’ vision is that allows him and his company to be the success that it is today. Bob received his Bachelors in Communications from the University of Tennessee and has called Knoxville his home since 1987. In his free time, he coaches football and basketball and volunteers for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where he is a former patient and cancer survivor. Bob, his wife Laura, daughter Olivia and son Graham live in Hardin Valley. Bob joined the Knox County Rescue Board of Directors in 2016 and currently serves as Nominating Committee Chair.

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