Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation elects board officers


Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) elected 2020-21 officers for its Board of Commissioners at its annual meeting May 28.

Bob Whetsel
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Bob Whetsel, retired City of Knoxville director of redevelopment, will serve as chair. He was appointed to the board in 2016 for a five-year term.

Kimberly Henry
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Kimberly Henry, a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, was elected vice chair. She was appointed to the board in 2018 for a five-year term.

Robyn McAdoo
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Robyn McAdoo, a licensed architect at Dollar & Ewers Architecture, will continue as treasurer. She was appointed to the board in 2017 to serve through Sept. 30, 2018, and then became eligible for an additional five-year term on the board.

Ben Bentley
Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

KCDC executive director and CEO Ben Bentley serves as secretary.

The other KCDC board members are Bruce Anderson, retired Knoxville lawyer; Sylvia Cook, KCDC resident commissioner and community advocate; Kanika White, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker; and John Winemiller, managing partner of intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould’s Knoxville office.

Seven members of KCDC’s Board of Commissioners are appointed by the Knoxville mayor to oversee programs provided by the agency, including affordable housing administration and redevelopment. Board officers are elected for one-year terms.

About Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville. KCDC’s mission is to improve and transform neighborhoods and communities by providing high-quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, call 865-403-1100 or visit http://www.kcdc.org.