Bruce Anderson appointed to KCDC Board of Commissioners

Chris WeathersUncategorized

Anderson4x5Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has appointed Bruce Anderson to a five-year term on the Board of Commissioners of Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC).

“Bruce is very involved in the community, and he will bring tremendous expertise to KCDC,” said Art Cate, executive director and CEO of KCDC. “His legal expertise and experience serving on boards that work with development and local government will be extremely valuable to this agency and its board.”

Since 2008, Anderson has served as the vice president for legal services and general counsel at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. He was a trial lawyer in private practice and specialized in medical malpractice defense. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Tennessee and his juris doctorate from the UT College of Law.

Anderson serves on the boards of the Knoxville Chamber, Central Business Improvement District and UT Federal Credit Union. He is a past president of the Knoxville Bar Association. His past board service includes Knoxville Utilities Board, Leadership Knoxville, Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and Volunteer Knoxville.

In 2002, Anderson received the National Distinguished Leadership Award for the Community Leadership Association.

Anderson and his wife, Monique, reside in downtown Knoxville. They have two sons, James and John.

Anderson began his term on the KCDC Board of Commissioners on Jan. 1.

KCDC’s Board of Commissioners oversees programs provided by the agency, including affordable public housing administration, redevelopment and rental assistance programs. Other board members are: Chair Daniel P. Murphy, professor of accounting at the University of Tennessee; Vice Chair Jacqueline Arthur, general manager of the Three Rivers Market; Lisa Wagoner, supervisor of health services for Knox County Schools; Dr. John Turner, retired senior vice president of education, training and diversity at the Tennessee Valley Authority; Dr. John Winemiller, partner at Merchant & Gould; and resident commissioner Phyllis J. Patrick, administrative assistant at Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc.

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 quality affordable housing, advancing development initiatives and fostering self-sufficiency. For more information, visit