Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board welcomes new members

Doug Kennedy

Doug Kennedy

Bernie Bowman

Bernie Bowman

Bernie Bowman and Doug Kennedy have joined the Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board.

Founded in 2001, the Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board assists Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations in prioritizing its philanthropic resources by representing the needs of the Board’s constituents and communities. The Community Advisory Board is composed of business, government, and community representatives from Blount, Knox and Sevier counties. Bowman and Kennedy join nine other members of Alcoa’s Community Advisory Board: Larry Dudak of Knoxville, Carolyn Forster of Maryville, Jim Hart of Sevierville, Jackie Hill of Alcoa, Larry Martin of Maryville, Wanda Moody of Knoxville, Luis Velazquez of Knoxville, George Williams of Alcoa and Anne Woodle of Knoxville.

New member Bernie Bowman is the vice president of business development for The Asbury Group, a position he has held for the last two years. Before he accepted his current position, Bowman served as the chief executive officer of Asbury Inc. for eight years. Additionally, Bowman is chair of the Blount County Library Board of Trustees and the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Adult Education Foundation of Blount County. Maryville residents since 1998, Bowman and his wife, Carol, have two grown children and one grandson.

Doug Kennedy has 31 years of construction experience. He is currently the chief executive officer of Johnson and Galyon Inc., where he has worked for the last eight years. He is the chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee for the Knoxville Chamber and currently serves as president of the Emerald Youth Foundation’s Board of Directors. Kennedy and his wife, Vicky, live in West Knoxville with their three children.

Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations is the world’s largest producer of rolled aluminum can sheet for beverage cans and is based in Blount County, Tennessee. Alcoa employs more than 1,200 workers at its smelting and fabrication plants in Blount County, its hydropower facilities and its downtown Knoxville office.

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