Adriana Maria Penalba

Adriana, the daughter of Cesar and Donna Penalba, is from Whitesburg, and she graduated first in her class from Morristown East High School.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University with a double major in accounting and finance and received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was awarded the Consortium Fellowship and was designated a Forte Fellow.

Adriana works in Finance at American Airlines in Dallas, Texas, and prior to business school, she spent five years working in public accounting.  She and her husband, Dustin Fillmore, reside in Dallas.

    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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    P.O. Box 1508
    Greeneville, TN 37744


    (423) 820-8181


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