Appointed to the Board by Governor Bill Lee in November 2021, Jordan Mollenhour is committed to serving Tennessee’s students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders in an effort to improve the lives of all Tennesseans of all ages. Jordan is a 7th generation Tennessean, an entrepreneur, a business executive, and a committed supporter of those who similarly serve their communities across the Volunteer State.
Jordan began his working career at age 12; started his first business at age 16; attended the University of Tennessee full-time while growing his companies; and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting, a full-time MBA, and a law degree (all from UT-Knoxville). He most recently graduated from The Wharton School in Philadelphia, earning an Executive MBA with academic honors and receiving the Benjamin Franklin Award, an elected distinction given to one member of each graduating class.
Jordan and business partner, Dustin Gross, founded the privately-owned investment firm Mollenhour Gross, LLC in 2004, and together, they have since started, acquired, or invested in numerous businesses throughout the United States (some of which have been relocated to Knoxville). During the financial crisis of 2008, Jordan and Dustin (and their families) experienced total financial loss and learned many important life lessons through those difficult times. The experience forever changed their perspectives and it shaped their understanding of the challenges that many families still face.
Jordan, Christina, and their four children remain actively involved in the Knoxville community, their church, a variety of social impact organizations, and in the lives of the many fine friends and family members who are a part of their journey. Jordan serves on the boards of the Trinity Health Foundation, the East Tennessee Historical Society, and the Knoxville Chamber.