Emily Rose Hollingsworth

A native of Sevierville, Emily was salutatorian of her class at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. She is the daughter of Russ and Chris Hollingsworth. Emily graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University with a BBA in entrepreneurship.

Emily was awarded the SIFE Service Leadership Award and the Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Award. She was a member of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) national championship team. She served as the team administrator, vice president and a team presenter. Emily studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland at the Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin. She completed two small-business internships in her senior year.

After college, Emily worked with Show Hope, a nonprofit ministry founded by Steven Curtis Chapman. She then moved to Emma, Inc., an email marketing service in Nashville, where she worked as a Customer Support Specialist and then the Community Engagement Manager. After that, she developed her project management skills as a Digital Marketing Project Manager at Pyxl in Knoxville.

Emily is Corporate Marketing Project Manager at Clayton Homes, in Knoxville, where she resides with her husband, Daniel.

    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


    (423) 588-5933