Janet Testerman - At Large Seat B

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400 Main St., Room 467
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Janet TestermanJanet Testerman - At Large Seat B 
5923 Kingston Pike, Suite 180
Knoxville, TN 37919
[email protected]
Term ends: December 2023

Janet Testerman was sworn in as a City Council member on December 21, 2019.

She is the current Beer Board Chairperson.

Janet Testerman, a Knoxville native, is the CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center. Prior to joining the local nonprofit animal welfare organization, she spent nearly a decade in communications as manager of internal communication for Scripps Networks Interactive and earlier as executive editor of E.W. Scripps’ custom publications, Knoxville Magazine and skirt! Magazine. Before returning to her communications background, Janet owned and operated Testerman Cooperative Catering, a full-service, off-premise catering company for nearly eight years.

Janet has served on numerous boards including Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (now Visit Knoxville), Bijou Theatre, Leadership Knoxville and Young-Williams Animal Center for five years prior to joining the organization full time. She recently rolled off as board president of Dogwood Arts.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Master of Arts in strategic communication from American University in Washington, D.C. 

Married to Joey Creswell, she also is the proud stepmother to Elie and Georgie as well as dogmom to Golden Retriever/Corgi mix, Buddy, and rescue Dachshund, Lollie. 
Other selected community/organization involvement includes: 

• 2016-Present: City of Knoxville Animal Control Board, board member
• 2017-2019: Animal Care and Control Association of Tennessee (ACCAT)/secretary
• Executive Women’s Association
• Leadership Knoxville Class of 2010
• Association of Animal Welfare Administrators (AAWA)
• 2012, 2019: YWCA Tribute to Women Finalist
• 2019: American Cancer Society Hope Gala Honoree
• 2019: Knox County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy Graduate
• 2009: FBI Citizen’s Academy graduate
• 2016: Women in Cable Telecommunications Rising Leaders
• Winner of three (3) 2011 Addy Awards for Knoxville Magazine
• Subject of year-long monthly segment about breast cancer journey on NBC/WBIR Channel 10