2020: Andrea Loughry

Andrea is a dedicated supporter of her alma mater, having served as vice-chair of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and as the first female chair of the UT Foundation Board. Andrea was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2014, by then Governor Bill Haslam, where she has served in leadership roles as vice-chair, and audit and allocations chair. She served as the first female chair of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and has been selected as one of their Business Legends.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Andrea taught for ten years at MTSU and then opened an independent insurance agency. She later became the founding chair of the Mind2Marketplace, an organization dedicated to bringing the best and brightest ideas in Middle Tennessee to reality. After a career in business, she now serves as President Emeritus of Miller-Loughry-Beach Insurance Services, Inc.