Rachel Ann Mixon

From her hometown of Rogersville, Rachel graduated as valedictorian at Cherokee High School. She is the daughter of Wayne and Julie Couch. Rachel obtained her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

She served as a mathematics tutor for high school calculus with the 21st Century Scholars program, and was inducted into Sigma Alpha Lambda, a service-oriented honorary society. She completed a study abroad program in Shanghai, China studying Mandarin, thermodynamics, global communication, and materials sciences at Jiao Tong University.

Rachel earned a business management degree from Indiana University and a masters in engineering management and leadership at Purdue University. She was employed with Allison Transmission as their Capital Tooling Engineer for several years. She then worked as a manufacturing engineer at Grundfos’ Peerless Pumps in Indianapolis. She recently accepted a position with Abbott Laboratories and is  Engineering Manager for Modular Devices, in Westfield, Indiana.  She resides in Westfield.

    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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