Commissioners and Staff

Jenny Boyd

Term: 2021-2026, Congressional District 2

Jenny Boyd is the founder of Boyd’s Jig and Reel, a Scottish pub in Knoxville’s Old City dedicated to preserving and sharing the music of East Tennessee. She currently helps lead the Boyd Foundation, which contributes millions of dollars to the local community, is a member of the University of Tennessee Alliance of Women Philanthropists, and is active in numerous community boards. Her background in the arts includes being a fiddle and mandolin musician in the Good Thymes Ceilidh Band, a previous member of the Knoxville Ballet Company, theatrical productions in high school, college, and a dinner theatre production.

Jenny and her husband Randy, President of the University of Tennessee, are major philanthropic community partners.”