Jordan Frye Shields

Jordan, daughter of Paul and Gena Frye, graduated with honors from Sullivan East High School. She was chosen to attend the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference, and the Worldview Scholars Program. She participated in organized volunteer efforts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Washington D.C.; Chicago, Illinois; and Dulac, Louisiana.

Jordan graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a degree in social work. She was awarded a Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Academic Achievement and the Top Collegiate Scholar award. She completed internships with the Helen Ross McNabb Center and the Public Defender’s Community Law Office at UT. She is a member of the Bachelors of Social Work organization, and the Student Alumni Associates.

Jordan earned her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee with a focus in Management, Leadership, and Community Practice. She is currently working for Knox Education Foundation, in Knoxville, as the community school resource coordinator at Norwood Elementary School.  She is a certified Yoga instructor. Jordan resides in Knoxville with her husband, George.

    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