Board of Directors

Scott M. Niswonger
Chairman and Founder

Scott Niswonger was born in Van Wert, Ohio where he learned to fly, soloing on his 16th birthday.

Dr. Nancy L. Dishner
President and CEO

Dr. Nancy Dishner serves as President and CEO of the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville, Tennessee

Nikki L. Niswonger
Board Secretary

Nikki Niswonger’s understanding of the importance of building a strong community began in Van Wert, Ohio.

Kathy O’Dell
Board Treasurer/CFO
David A. Golden
Board Member

David A. Golden is the Chief Executive Officer of East Tennessee State University Research Corporation.

Alan Levine
Board Member

Alan Levine is Chairman and President & CEO of Ballad Health. He is serving more than 25 years

John Tweed
Board Member

With extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and an executive in the distribution and freight transportation industries, John Tweed is currently the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Logistics Group.

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


    223 North Main Street
    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


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