John Henry Turner

John is the son of John and Crystal Turner of New Market. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jefferson County High School. He captained the JCHS Scholar’s Bowl team for two years. He also served as President of Jefferson County High School’s Leo Club. He worked for The Standard Banner covering a variety of sports across the county. He was a graduate of the Jefferson County Youth Leadership Program. He has volunteered through the Chamber of Commerce, The Jefferson County Clerk’s office, Habitat for Humanity, Appalachian Electric Cooperative, and the Dandridge Lion’s Club.

John is attending the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, with a major in Economics. He earned a spot in the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program through an application and interview process. He was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship per year to participate in this program. Upon graduation, this experience will appear on his degree as a concentration/Minor. He was selected for the Haslam Ambassador Program at the University of Tennessee. He worked as an intern at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.  He has accepted a position with the Oak Ridge Chamber as Economic Development Coordinator.  The role will begin as a contract worker with an offer of full time at a later date.

    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.


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    Greeneville, TN 37744


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