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ETEC - Victor Ashe, Former United States Ambassador to Poland and Knoxville Mayor

ETEC - Victor Ashe, Former United States Ambassador to Poland and Knoxville Mayor

Friday, May 10, 2024 (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM) (EDT)


ETEC members meet each Friday morning from 7:30am-8:30am. This meeting is open to all members and their guests.

We welcome our members and their guests to attend the ETEC meetings in person. It is the best way to connect, or re-connect, with friends, colleagues, and potential business opportunities. 

Join us at ETEC in person or virtually on Friday, May 10, for a presentation from Victor Ashe, former United States Ambassador to Poland and Knoxville Mayor. His bio is below.

This meeting is open for both in-person and virtual attendees who are ETEC members and their guests.

No registration is necessary for in-person attendance.


Click here to register for the VIRTUAL meeting (note, this is a NEW link for the 2024 ETEC Friday morning  meetings):

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Victor H. Ashe, II
Former United States Ambassador to Poland & Knoxville Mayor

The Honorable Victor Ashe, II was the 25th United States Ambassador to Poland. In 2004, President George W. Bush appointed him Ambassador to Poland where he served to October 2009 making him the longest serving American Ambassador to Poland. He was elected mayor of Knoxville, TN in 1988 and served until 2003, making him the city’s longest serving mayor. He also served six years as a Tennessee state representative (1968 to 1974) and nine years as a state senator (1975 to 1984).

Ashe has been appointed by former U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama to federal positions. President Obama appointed him to the Broadcasting Board of Governors in 2010.

Among his accomplishments, Ashe authored Tennessee’s Natural Areas Preservation Act and Tennessee's Presidential Primary Law. As Knoxville’s mayor he tripled the size of the city’s park system and added 40 miles of greenways. He was formerly president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1994 as well as president of the Tennessee Municipal League.

Ashe was appointed to the Douglas Hentry State Museum Commission by Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey on October 9, 2009 and was elected Chairman of the Commission at the inaugural meeting on January 20, 2010. He currently serves at the Collections Acquisitions Committee Chair.

Ashe received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Yale University. He received his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Ashe lives in Knoxville and is married to the former Joan Plumlee. They are the parents of a son and daughter. 

ETEC - UT Outreach Center
1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Come to the back corner of the building. The entrance faces the Quality Inn and Applebee's. Look for an awning and sign that says University of Tennessee Outreach Center.

Click here to register for the VIRTUAL version of the meeting: 

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Friday, May 10, 2024 (7:30 AM - 8:30 AM) (EDT)

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