William Ross Brummett

Will is from Jefferson City, where he graduated from Jefferson County High School. He is the son of Ross and Lea Ann Brummett. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elon University with a degree in religious studies with minors in political science and nonviolence studies.

Will has been recognized with the Newman Civic Fellow Award, the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, and as one of three Truman Scholarship Finalists for the State of Tennessee, in 2012.

Will served as the Student Development Coordinator at Carson-Newman University for four years. In 2017, he received the Carson-Newman “Rebar Allstar Award” for Excellence and Friendly Service, the youngest recipient in the history of the award. Will earned a Master’s of Arts in Applied Social Justice from Carson-Newman University, in December 2017. During the last two years, he worked as the Coordinator for Service Initiatives at Brandeis University, in Massachusetts, and served as a faculty for the Liberation School, a 9-month education program helping nonprofit workers and activists experiencing burnout. In June 2018, Will married Grace Boone.

Will has relocated to Washington D.C. with his wife, Grace. He accepted the position of Program Manager for Co-Curricular Service in the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at George Washington University.

    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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