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    Kirk New ECU Board Chairman

    December 02, 2019


    KINGSPORT – The ECU Board of Directors elected E. Wayne Kirk to serve as Chairman at the October meeting.

    As a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst, Kirk brings 45 years of accounting and management experience to the board.  He is a partner in Trinity Valuation Consulting Group, which is a leading financial services consulting group, located in Johnson City.  Trinity serves as a resource center for the financial and legal communities with clients in the United States and abroad.  Prior to Trinity, Kirk was the co-founder of Kirk & Fortner, CPAs.

    Kirk, who has served on ECU’s board of directors for 15 years, has also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Finance Committee.  In addition, Kirk was the Board Treasurer prior to his appointment as the Vice Chair in 2014, a position that he has held for the last five years.

    Kirk served in various leadership roles within the Wellmont Health System for over 30 years including Chairman of the Board.  Kirk is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). 

    Apart from his career, Kirk has a passion for staying engaged in the lives of the next generation.  He is very active in his church and finds it a blessing to share in the journey of tomorrow’s leaders.

    Originally from Southwest Virginia, Kirk resides in Johnson City, TN.  Married to his wife, Sue, for 52 years, they have two children and four grandchildren.

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