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.

Janet Testerman, a Knoxville native, is the CEO of Young-Williams Animal Center, the largest municipal nonprofit animal welfare organization in Tennessee. Prior to joining Young-Williams, she spent nearly a decade in communications as manager of internal communications 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 eight years.

Janet has served on numerous boards including, Truist Bank Community Advisory Board, Metropolitan Drug Coalition, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (now Visit Knoxville), Leadership Knoxville, Bijou Theatre, Dogwood Arts, and Young-Williams Animal Center for five years prior to joining the organization full time.

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

Married to Joey Creswell, she also is proud stepmother to Elie and Georgie, both Auburn Tigers. When she’s not catering to the needs of her Golden Retriever/Corgi mix, Buddy, and rescue Dachshund, Lollie, you can find her enjoying Knoxville’s great arts and food culture, as well as bringing her passion to many of the community’s worthy causes.

 Janet is the current Beer Board Chairperson. 

Other selected community/organization involvement includes: 

2022 - Present: Pet-Friendly Tennessee, Secretary
2021 - Present: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra board member
2016 - Present: City of Knoxville Animal Control Board/Chair
2012, 2019: YWCA Tribute to Women Finalist
2019: American Cancer Society Hope Gala honoree
2019: Knox County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy graduate
2009: FBI Citizens Academy graduate
2016: Women in Cable Telecommunications Rising Leaders
2011: Winner of three Addy Awards for Knoxville Magazine
Subject of year-long monthly segment about her breast cancer journey on NBC/WBIR Channel 10