Jason David Light

Jason, the son of David and Janet Light, graduated as valedictorian of Sullivan Central High School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee with an honors degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. He is a Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) Alumni, and former president of UTK’s IEEE-HKN Honor Society (Eta Kappa Nu). Jason completed a study abroad experience in Rome, Italy, focusing on the History of Ancient Rome and Italy. During college he completed an internship with Eastman in electrical power, multiple internships with Bristol Tennessee Essential Services (BTES) in fiber optic communications, and also worked as an industrial welder’s helper and industrial electrician’s helper at Tennessee Electric (TECI).

Jason is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the state of Tennessee, in Electrical Power. He is a Senior Engineer at Eastman, working in the Process Engineering department in the Mechanical and Utilities Process Technology (M&UPT) group.  Prior to his current role, he served in multiple Utilities focused roles at Eastman, including  Plant Engineer, and Plant Engineering Group Leader.  He, his wife Kara, and daughter Raylee reside in Kingsport.

    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


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