Board of Directors
Founder and Principal of Morris Creative Group LLC in Knoxville and serial entrepreneur (The Jackson Avenue Tea Company and Cirkel LLC), Chuck Morris has more than 30 years of experience in graphic design, publishing, public relations, marketing, branding, and advertising. Morris graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and the Pride of the Southland Band. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design, in 1989 he went to work for former Knoxville publishing phenom Chris Whittle at Whittle Communications, L.P. He started his own firm in 1991. In 2005, he was inducted into the Knoxville Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, and in 2013, he was awarded the American Advertising Federation’s Robert McCabe, Silver Medal, for lifetime achievement.
An appointee of former Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Morris currently serves his second term on the City of Knoxville Public Arts Committee. He has also served as chairman of The Bijou Theatre and the East Tennessee Community Design Center. Additionally, he has served in various roles on the boards of Metro Drug Coalition, Knoxville Family Justice Center, Volunteer Ministry Center, Blount Mansion, Knoxville Opera Company, and the Knoxville Chamber. Morris is a graduate of Halls High School and a lifelong Knoxvillian. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2003 and a former member of the Entrepreneurs Organization.