Tau Beta Pi Headquarters Team
The Headquarters team is made up of 18 (11 full time and 7 part time) employees. While most team members are located at the Headquarters office on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, Sherry Jennings-King works remotely from the Minneapolis, MN, area. Curt Gomulinski, MI E '01, Andrey Karnauch, TN A '18, and Sherry Jennings-King, TN A '93, are members of the Association.
The team is further broken into smaller groups focused on different key areas of focus for the Association. These teams include Development, Finance and Operations, Marketing and Communications, and Member & Chapter Services. Each team has a lead who collaborates with the Executive Director and Executive Assistant as the Headquarters Lead Team.
|Angie R. Boles||Executive Team||Executive Assistant|
|Matthew Brissette||Finance & Operations||Systems Programmer Associate|
|Michael A. Brown||Finance & Operations||Director of Finance & Operations|
|Amy Chaney||Finance & Operations||Bookkeeper|
|Christian A. Cross||Member & Chapter Services||Asst. Director of Member & Chapter Services|
|Meghan Dadmun||Member & Chapter Services||Member & Chapter Services Representative|
|Chris D. Davis||Member & Chapter Services||Member & Chapter Services Representative|
|Rebecca M. Davis||Member & Chapter Services||Chapter Program Representative|
|Bill Dickson||Finance & Operations||Systems Administrator|
|Curtis D. Gomulinski||Executive Team||Executive Director|
|Andrey Karnauch||Member & Chapter Services||Member & Chapter Services Representative|
|Sherry D. Jennings-King||Development||Director of Development|
|Sherry L. King||Member & Chapter Services||Chapter Program Representative|
|Dylan S. Lane||Marketing & Communications||Assistant Editor|
|Sarah E. Lane||Data||Data Entry Specialist|
|Patricia B. McDaniel||Marketing & Communications||Director of Marketing & Communications|
|Emma Grace Thompson||Marketing & Communications||Marketing & Communications Specialist|
|Logan Whaley||Data||Data Entry Specialist|
Angie Boles attended Gibbs High School. After graduation, she started work at Miller's Department Store in special events, fashion, and public relations.
She has been with Tau Beta Pi since 1989, starting out processing address changes, name changes, and class year changes. Several years later, she became administrative assistant to then Secretary-Treasurer Jim Froula. Her duties included processing insignia orders, proofing The Bent, The Bulletin, and other correspondence. She started attending the annual Convention in 1998 to assist with registration, insignia sales, and minutes. She currently serves as the executive assistant to Executive Director Gomulinski.
Angie has a son Weston, 34, who is a clinical manager at Becton Dickinson. He and his wife Olivia currently reside in El Segundo, CA. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, and decorating.
Michael Brown is a lifelong resident of Knoxville, Tennessee. Mike received a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1993. He also served as a staff sportswriter for the university's daily publication, The Daily Beacon, during his senior year.
Prior to arriving at Tau Beta Pi, Mike held both Series 7 and Series 63 securities licenses and worked as a marketing and operations coordinator for a regional brokerage firm. He spent time in the energy and utility sectors, serving in a variety of functions, including senior financial analyst, where he helped establish the company's first Investor Relations department, and more importantly, assisted in compliance with newly established Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Recently, Mike worked as Business Manager and DOE contract administrator for a biotechnology startup in the Knoxville area.
Mike began work for TBP in August 2013, filling the role of bookkeeper. Currently serving as Director of Finance & Operations, Mike oversees all daily accounting and information technology activities of the Association, including budgeting, compliance with IRS and state regulations, audit oversight and
human resource functions.
Mike and his wife Paula have been married for 25 years with two children, Wyatt, 19, and Alivia, 13. Aside from spending time with his family, Mike is an avid college sports fan and enjoys reading WWII histories and biographies.
Amy Chaney is originally from North Ft. Myers, Florida. She graduated from North Ft. Myers High School then attended Edison Community College in Ft Myers. She worked for Johnson Engineering doing accounting before moving to Raleigh, NC, to be closer to her husband's family. She spent 6 years in Raleigh doing accounting for a property management company when the company sold, she knew it was time to finally come to her forever home in the Smoky Mountains. She moved to the Knoxville area with her husband in 2006 because they fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountains on several vacations to the area.
She & her husband have a farm nestled in the foothills of the Smokies where they have rescued several animals including four donkeys who keep them highly entertained. Amy loves to cook, garden, and spending time outdoors. Amy is also a quilter who competes nationally and has won ribbons for her quilts. Amy has been married to her husband for 17 years and they have one son and several "fur babies."
Christian "Alex" Cross is originally from Bristol, Virginia. He moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee where he earned his B.A. degree in Political Science, graduating summa cum laude. In 2018, he earned his master's of public policy & administration from UT with a focus in nonprofit and city management. He was the 2017 recipient of UT's Cunningham Award for Service & Professional Promise.
Alex started at Tau Beta Pi as an office assistant in August 2014. During his time at Headquarters, he has worked on various projects including the coordination of insignia delivery as well as data collection and entry. He now serves as the Assistant Director of Member & Chapter Services and is responsible for overseeing a team tasked with collegiate assistance, Engineering Futures, order fulfillment, member location, among a variety of other services the Association provides. He hopes to encourage a new wave of efficiency among HQ duties and cultivate fresh ideas to push the organization forward.
In addition to his interest in local politics, Alex enjoys competitive gaming, watching college sports, traveling, and trying new foods around the country. He enjoys conducting music, a result of his time as drum major in his high school band and tenure in UT's Pride of the Southland Band. He invites any member to challenge him at a game of Super Smash Bros. anytime, anywhere.
Meghan Dadmun grew up in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, but has also lived in Boston, Massachusetts and Strasbourg, France. She will be a sophomore at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the fall. She is studying anthropology and chemistry with a pre-medical concentration and hopes to go to medical school after graduating.
In January 2020, Maggie joined the Tau Beta Pi team as one of two Member Services Representatives at HQ. She ensures that member information and other files are kept up to date, online orders are sent out in a timely fashion, and undertakes projects to help the rest of the team.
In her free time, Maggie cooks and bakes anything she has the ingredients for, and is currently filling up the house with homemade pasta. She is also an avid reader and spends most of her money on books. At home, she spoils her dog Layla with walks, hikes, and lots of treats, and uses her free time to play board games, binge TV shows, and do puzzles with her parents and her siblings.
Chris Davis has been around Tau Beta Pi for 27 years, starting out as a volunteer folding AGP acknowledgement letters. He has attended both the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and South College.
He is currently a member service representative researching possible member deaths and member orders through the online store. He also handles chapter supply orders. In the past, he has dealt primarily with chapter related duties and answering phone calls.
He is the Knoxville Area Liaison for the GBS-CIDP Foundation International, a non-profit organization that funds research, provides patient and caregiver support, and helps educate the public and medical professionals about Guillain Barre Syndrome. In December 2009, he was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nervous systems. Following a four-month stay in 3 facilities, and 6 months of outpatient physical therapy, he has recovered and become an active advocate for the Foundation.
He also volunteers at a local hospital with the Chaplain's Department as a Stephen Minister, and will be trained as a Stephen Leader in the near future.
Rebecca Davis has been with Tau Beta Pi since 1989. She started out as a temp for someone who was out sick and was then hired fulltime.
At first, she worked on correspondence. Currently, she works on going through previous correspondence and reports to preserve needed records. She also answers the phone and assists with some of the chapter reports.
She has an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Tennessee. She taught elementary school until her son was born. When he started school, she volunteered in his classroom and eventually became a teacher's aide.
She enjoys working with the Tau Beta Pi students and being "Mom." A lot of volunteers who were student officers know that "Mom" wants to hear about their families and see pictures of their children.
Bill Dickson was born in Newburgh, NY, and moved to Raleigh, NC, graduating from Needham Broughton High School. After graduation, Bill attended Wake Technical College and received an associate degree in computer science.
Bill has worked in the Information Technology field for over 30 years. After six years at Carolina Power & Light, he followed his then fiancée to Knoxville and began work at Knox County Information Technology Department. Ten years later, he joined Q Systems - a startup IT company - as Director of Software Development.
Following the closing of Q Systems, Bill was employed as a business systems analyst at Scripps Networks Interactive. In April 2016, he replaced Ray Thompson as Tau Beta Pi's Systems Administrator.
Married for 29 years to his wife Karren, he has a daughter Katlin and son Kyle.
Curtis Gomulinski was born and raised in southeast Michigan. He graduated from Fraser High School in 1996 and attended Wayne State University where he majored in electrical engineering and minored in computer science. Upon graduation, he went to the University of Michigan where he earned a master's degree in computer science and engineering. He worked for nine years in Michigan's Plant Operations department serving as a system administrator, database administrator, project engineer, and two terms as interim manager of his department.
Curt was initiated into the Michigan Epsilon Chapter in 1998. He served as the chapter's cataloger and president, president of the Southeastern Michigan Alumni Chapter, District 7 Director, and advisor to Michigan Gamma. Curt was hired as Tau Beta Pi's fourth Executive Director in 2011 to lead the Association's day-to-day operations including supervising a staff of 20 full and part-time employees, managing the overall finances of Tau Beta Pi, coordinating or collaborating with volunteers to oversee the Association's programs, and serving as the Association's Editor. Under the new Headquarters structure, he will be focusing more on the finances and development activities.
Most of his extended family still lives in Michigan, but his younger brother lives in Columbus, OH. He married fellow Tau Bate Tricia Schwaller in 2010 after meeting her through their mutual involvement as District Directors and proposed to her at a District Conference. In his spare time, he enjoys playing computer and board games, traveling, hiking, and learning to play the piano. One thing not everyone knows is that he hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for his 30th and 40th birthdays, and plans to do so again in the future.
Andrey Karnauch is currently a junior at the University of Tennessee, studying for his bachelor's degree in computer science. He is interested in pursuing the five-year master's program offered at UT and ultimately finding a career in cyber security.
He began working at Tau Beta Pi in the fall of 2017 under the member services department with a focus on data entry and analysis. He hopes to help build upon and refine our member records database, utilizing some of the skills and ideas he gathered from his previous internship with Volkswagen in Chattanooga.
When he is not at work, Andrey enjoys gaming, watching other people stream themselves gaming, learning how to cook decent food, and going grocery shopping. His least favorite past time is trying to find parking at UT.
Sherry Jennings-King, Tau Beta Pi has been a major part of Sherry's life for over a quarter of a century.
As juniors at the University of Tennessee studying chemical engineering, she and her twin sister (Christina Harrison, TN A '93, District 11 Director) accepted invitations to join.
A former process/project engineer for Rohm & Haas, Inc., Sherry made a career change into development serving as the Associate Director for a nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area followed by ten years as a development professional at Augsburg University (formerly Augsburg College) in Minneapolis, MN.
Sherry served as an Association Official, primarily as a District Director, for 20 years and then for the past 8 years has been a member of the Headquarters staff as our Major Gifts Officer where she has focused her efforts on spearheading the Chapter Endowment Initiative (CEI) which is the Association's effort to endow all our student chapters by 2030. In June 2020, she became the Associatio's Director of Development.
Sherry King is from Knoxville, TN, and is currently processing all chapter reports for all 250 chapters of Tau Beta Pi. She has served as the Engineering Futures Program Coordinator and Convention Coordinator at TBP Headquarters since 2000.
She received the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) certificate in 1986. Before joining Tau Beta Pi, she was a marketing assistant at Southeast Service Solutions and worked at Lockheed Martin as a secretary.
Sherry enjoys volunteering at the local Corryton Pantry, traveling (especially to the beach), and spending time with her six grandchildren.
Dylan Lane was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated with a B.A. in English, with minors in French and Psychology, from The University of the South—Sewanee. He completed all coursework for his master's in journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee.
Dylan joined Tau Beta Pi in 2008 after working for the Knoxville Utilities Board and as a news intern at WUOT-NPR radio station. His two primary roles with TBP have been as communications specialist and as director of the K-12 MindSET program. In August 2019, he transitioned into assistant editor of The Bent magazine. He also continues to support communications objectives, including the front end of the website. Two highlights of his work have been learning to write code to handle the front-end of the Association's website and organizing & running TBP's participation in the USA Science & Engineering Festivals.
He is married and has a daughter (Lilah) who wants to be a "scientist" when she grows up. Dylan played soccer collegiately, is a licensed soccer coach, and coached for a competitive travel soccer club in Maryville, TN, for 14 years.
Sarah Lane was born and raised in Tecumseh, Michigan. She graduated from Walter's State Community College (TN) with an associate of science degree in social work. She is currently completing a bachelor's of science in human services at East Tennessee State University.
Sarah joined Tau Beta Pi in 2020 as a part time Data Entry Specialist. She is also a Special Education Paraprofessional through Knox County Schools.
She is married to Dylan Lane and they have a daughter (Lilah). During her free time, she enjoys baking, puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.
Pat McDaniel grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA, and later as a "trailing spouse," moved to the mountains of Western PA; then on to Ventura County, CA; Memphis, TN; and finally landed in Knoxville in 1993. Relocating offered the chance to hold a variety of positions in county government agencies, hospitals, social service non-profits, and higher education. In 2000, she joined Tau Beta Pi as Director of Communications and Development.
After graduating from Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in Psychology, Pat's career involved care for the mentally ill following the national de-institutionalization mandates. She helped interpret and implement the regulations of mental health legislation for a county agency while serving as coordinator of a 24-hour mobile crisis team and arranging for involuntary emergency and court commitments. For Ventura County, Pat managed the legal care and finances of 90 patients as a Deputy Public Guardian while completing an MBA (with a focus on marketing) from California Lutheran University. After moving to Knoxville, Pat's career path turned to fundraising, serving as Director of Annual Giving for St. Mary's Hospital and Director of Development at Knoxville College before coming to Tau Beta Pi.
Pat loves to cook, garden, ski, hike, go to the beach, and help her husband work the family vineyard and restore 100-yr. old houses. She has two daughters, two grandchildren, and one Irish Setter.
She is married to Dylan Lane and they have a daughter (Lilah). During her free time, she enjoys baking, puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.She is married to Dylan Lane and they have a daughter (Lilah). During her free time, she enjoys baking, puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.
Emma Grace Thompson grew up in Coker Creek, Tennessee. She graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2018 with a B.A. in Mass Communications and History and an MA.Ed. in American History. In 2020, she completed her M.A. in History at the University of Tennessee.
Before joining Tau Beta Pi in October 2020 as Marketing and Communications Specialist, Emma worked in radio broadcasting as an on-air reporter. In her spare time, Emma co-hosts "Add Men and Stir," a podcast dedicated to discussing women and gender in history. Her first solo-curated museum exhibition "Women's Work: Women Artists from the McClung Collection" will open in January 2021 at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Logan Whaley was born in Asheville, NC, and moved to Seymour Tennessee at a young age. He will be a junior at the University of Tennessee studying chemistry with a minor in classical civilizations.
In May 2020, Logan joined the Tau Beta Pi Data Entry team. He works to digitize and consolidate TBP records and awards.