Virginia Hines Pfeifer

From Johnson City, Virginia is a graduate of Science Hill High School. She is the daughter of Ron and Shirley Hines. She graduated from Boston University, where she earned degrees in political science and international relations.

Virginia was accepted into the honors program at Oxford University. She served as coxswain for the men’s freshman crew team and as a first-year student outreach project coordinator. She completed an internship with Dutko Worldwide, while studying in Washington, D.C.

Virginia completed a master’s degree in public health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Her coursework focused primarily on national health policy issues and health issues facing minority populations. During her master’s program, she was employed at the George Washington University Hospital as a patient access coordinator. Virginia has moved back to Northeast Tennessee.

Virginia is employed with Optum as Senior Director of Provider Analytics. She and her husband Chris Pfeifer reside in Johnson City. They have four children, August, Eva, Maeve and Max.

    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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