Distinguished Alumni


Chris Caldwell

Chris Caldwell, of Corryton, Tenn., is the Finance Director for Knox County, Tenn., Caldwell assists the Knox County Mayor in overseeing a $680 million annual spending plan. He also oversees the finance, purchasing and community development departments.

Caldwell was appointed Finance Director by Mayor Tim Burchett earlier this year. He had worked for Knox County for more than a decade, working his way up until he was one of three key members of the department charged with putting together the annual budget. In addition to his work with the county’s annual budget, Caldwell also serves on the county’s pension board.

Caldwell graduated magna cum laude from LMU in 2002, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bellevue University.  Caldwell was named LMU’s R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012.