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Knoxville-Area Major Employers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'15
'14CompanyPhone
Website
Sector
Local employees
FT/PT
Description
Parent company
'14 co.-wide revenue
Top local executive
Locally established
11Covenant Health
100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-374-1000
covenanthealth.com
Service
10,286
8,189 / 2,097
Hospitals/health care system
NA
NA
$1.2 billion
Anthony Spezia
President, CEO1
1996
23Knox County Schools
912 S. Gay St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-594-1800
knoxschools.org
Government
7,241
7,087 / 154
Public education system
NA
NA
$438 million2
Dr. James P. McIntyre
Superintendent
1873
32Y-12 National Security Complex
P.O. Box 2009
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-574-1000
y12.doe.gov; nnsa.energy.gov/fieldoffices/npo
Manufacturing, government
7,0003
NA / NA
Uranium storage, processing, manufacturing; supplying fuel for U.S. Navy, global non-proliferation
NNSA
Consolidated Nuclear Security
Washington, DC
Oak Ridge, TN
NA
Geoff Beausoleil
Jim Haynes
Morgan Smith
Manager4
President, CNS
President, CNS
1943
44University of Tennessee
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-1000
tennessee.edu
Government
6,6095
6,378 / 231
State university
NA
NA
$2 billion
Dr. Joe DiPietro
Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek
President, UT System
UT Knoxville, Chancellor
1794
57Walmart Stores6
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
479-273-4000
walmartstores.com
Retail trade
6,006
NA / NA
Discount stores and wholesale clubs
Walmart Stores6
Bentonville, AR
$485.7 billion
Gregg Treadway
Regional GM
1962
66University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9000
utmedicalcenter.org
Service
4,941
3,671 / 1,270
Health care system
University Health System
Knoxville, TN
$690.3 million
Joseph R. Landsman
President, CEO
1956
75Oak Ridge National Laboratory
One Bethel Valley Road 
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
865-576-1946
ornl.gov
Government
4,493
NA / NA
Research & development
Dept. of Energy/UT-Battelle7
Oak Ridge, TN
$1.4 billion
Dr. Thomas E. Mason
Laboratory director
1943
88Tennova Healthcare
900 E. Oak Hill Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-545-7836
tennova.com
Service
4,067
NA / NA
Hospitals/health care system
Tennova Healthcare
Knoxville, TN
NA
Neil Heatherly
CEO
1928
99DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na-dmtn.com
Manufacturing
3,800
NA / NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$39.8 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
1015K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City)
6307 Lonas Road
Knoxville, TN 37909
865-584-7061
foodcity.com
Retail trade
3,456
1,351 / 2,105
Grocery stores
K-VA-T Food Stores
Abingdon, VA
NA
Mickey Blazer
Executive VP
1955
1110State of Tennessee8
Second Floor, James K. Polk Building, 505 Deaderick St.
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-2087
tn.gov/hr
Government
3,153
3,044 / 86
State government
NA
NA
$27.9 billion
Bill Haslam
Governor
1796
1216TThe Dollywood Company9
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
800 DOLLYWOOD
dollywood.com
Service
3,000
NA / NA
Amusement parks
The Dollywood Co.
Pigeon Forge, TN
NA
Craig Ross
President
1986
1224Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
400 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-632-6000
tva.gov
Government
3,000
1,30010 / NA
Regional power authority
United States Government
Washington, DC
NA
William "Bill" Johnson
CEO
1933
1413City of Knoxville
400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2106
knoxvilletn.gov
Government
2,980
1,531 / 1,46411
Local municipal government
NA
NA
NA
Madeline Rogero
Mayor
1791
1511Knox County Government
400 Main St., Ste. 630
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2000
knoxcounty.org
Government
2,952
2,650 / 59
County government
NA
NA
NA
Tim Burchett
County mayor
1792
1512Kroger Co.
2620 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
615-871-2777
kroger.com
Retail trade
2,952
1,161 / 1,791
Grocery stores
The Kroger Co.
Cincinnati, OH
$108.5 billion
Rick Going
Pres., Nashville div.
1956
1714Clayton Homes
500 Alcoa Trail
Maryville, TN 37804
865-380-3000
claytonhomes.com
Manufacturing, Retail, Finance
2,845
NA / NA
Vertically integrated housing provider
Berkshire Hathaway
Omaha, NE
$194.7 billion
Kevin Clayton
CEO
1966
1816TSevier County Schools
226 Cedar St.
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-453-4671
sevier.org
Government
2,500
NA / NA
Public education system
NA
NA
NA
Dr. Jack A. Parton
Director of schools
1890
1918Lowe's Companies6
1000 Lowe's Blvd.
Mooresville, NC 28117
704-758-1000
lowes.com
Retail trade
2,421
NA / NA
Home improvement retailer
Lowe's Companies
Mooresville, NC
$56.2 billion
Jeff Blocker
VP, store operations
1946
2019Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804
865-983-7211
blountmemorial.org
Medical
2,418
2,015 / 403
Hospital
NA
NA
NA
Don Heinemann
CEO
1947
1 On Mar. 31, 2016, Anthony Spezia will become CEO Emeritus of Covenant Health. Jim VanderSteeg will assume the role of CEO on April 1. ; 2 Fiscal year 2016 budget; 3 Contractor, subcontractor, and federal employees; 4 NNSA Production Office; 5 Includes employees from all UT campuses, institutes, university-wide administration and UT Foundation Inc. working in the following counties: Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union. Includes only regular employees; no student or temporary employees are included ; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber; 7 Joint venture of University of TN and Battelle; 8 Data provided by the Department of Human Resources, Classification and Compensation Division; 9 Includes Dollywood & Dollywood Splash Country; 10 Plus 1,700 contract personnel; 11 Includes City Council employees, Athletic Officials & Event employees (seasonal), law clerks, crossing guards, a city judge
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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