Our Team

Our team is committed to helping Keep Tennessee Beautiful through recycling, greening and litter prevention. We invite you to join our efforts.

Missy Marshall

Missy Marshall

Executive Director

Missy Marshall(missy [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) serves as Executive Director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB). In this position she provides direction, management, and supervision for KTnB staff, leadership to 30 Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliates and a 21 member citizen advisory board appointed by the Governor.

Since joining the KTnB staff in July 2013, Marshall has led the team to receive national awards from KAB: 2013 and 2014 Diamond Level State Affiliate Recognition Awards, and 2014 Best Statewide Promotion of the Great American Cleanup. She was the recipient of the 2015 Alma Bucovaz Urban Service Award – an honor given by the University College of the University of Memphis.

During Marshall’s tenure, March has been recognized as “Keep Tennessee Beautiful Month” by Governor Bill Haslam. Marshall has gained five new Tennessee KAB affiliates and has been instrumental in establishing fruitful partnerships with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), former University of Tennessee football coach, Phillip Fulmer, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Chad Pregracke, and Guy Gilchrist, cartoonist of Nancy and Sluggo.  The success of these partnerships have resulted in effective projects that further the KTnB mission to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.

Marshall came to KTnB with over 20 years of experience in public service. She began her career in state government as a public health educator for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Over the course of her career, Marshall has held several executive positions, serving as legislative liaison for eight state departments, nine commissioners and on the team of three Governors. 

During her state tenure, Marshall has had the distinct honor to serve on the legislative team that assisted the legislature with establishing the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).

Prior to her appointment at KTnB, Marshall served nine years as Director of Communications and External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Development Disabilities (DIDD).

A Maryville native, she received a bachelor of science in communication from Middle Tennessee State University, where she focused on public relations and minored in business administration. She is also a graduate of LEAD Tennessee, the state government’s premier leadership training initiative.  Marshall serves on the Advisory Board for Shelby Residential Vocational Services (SRVS) and as a member of the Collierville Tourism Commission.

She lives in Collierville with her husband Barry. They have four children, Alex, Blake, Addy and Barrett

Howard Cobbs

Howard Cobbs

Affiliate Services and Development

Howard(howard [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) serves as Affiliate Services and Development Coordinator for Keep Tennessee Beautiful. In this position, Howard travels the state providing direct support to our network of affiliates, including board development and program development training. He also works with our non-affiliate partners to educate them on our core initiatives, and encourage them to become KAB affiliates.

A “transplanted” native of Memphis, he received his education at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC where he received his B.A. in Fine Arts. He continued his education and received a Master degree in theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. After teaching on both a high school and college level, he moved to Memphis to work at the Gaslight Dinner Theatre, a Memphis entertainment icon, which he managed and then owned over a 20 year period.

Since his work with Gaslight he has worked as Communications Director for the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross, and helped develop and then market the Cordova contemporary church, Heartsong United Methodist Church.

Howard lives with his wife Diann at Walnut Grove Lake in Memphis.

Stine Moss-Cooperwood

Stine Moss-Cooperwood

Community Services Coordinator

Stine(stine [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) serves as Community Services Coordinator for Keep Tennessee Beautiful. In this position, Stine coordinates programs in all 70 non-affiliate counties during the Great American Cleanup. She is also responsible for coordinating and distributing public service announcements to every radio station in Tennessee. Stine joined KTnB in July 2000 as a Project Coordinator.

Stine, a native Memphian, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Memphis, with a major in Public Administration in 1993. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree through University College.

Outside of work, she is the coordinator for Tiger Kamp, a volunteer program designed for special needs individuals to meet and have fun with The University of Memphis’s Men Basketball team.  In addition, Stine enjoys working in the community as a volunteer for Clovernook Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, SRVS, and Arc of Mid-South.

Edmond McDavis III

Edmond McDavis III

Communications Coordinator

Edmond(edmond [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) serves as Communications Coordinator for Keep Tennessee Beautiful. In this position, Edmond maintains the KTnB website, writes press releases, and handles most of the graphic design and photography for KTnB.

A native of Columbus, MS, Edmond earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Mississippi University for Women, with a minor in psychology. Edmond has been a part of the KTnB team since December 2006. 

Pamela Willingham

Pamela Willingham

Assistant Director

Pamela Willingham(pamela [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) is Assistant Director for Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB).

With over 30 years of customer service experience, Pamela believes in the power of people, asserting that one person has the ability to ultimately change the world. This belief lines up with the mandate of KTnB, which is to educate and rally Tennesseans to take personal responsibility for their own community environs. Graduating from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s degree in English, Pamela is an avid reader and writer.

Kyle Howard

Kyle Howard

Kyle(kyle [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) serves as the research and education coordinator for Keep Tennessee Beautiful. He works daily to find new developments in litter prevention and anti-litter education. Kyle is also available to assist affiliates in finding information or educational materials to support their operations.

 Kyle Graduated from the University of Memphis in 2014 with his bachelor’s degree in earth sciences. Prior to working at KTnB, Kyle interned at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy to help raise money for the park. Kyle grew up in South Pittsburg, Tennessee spending a lot of time having fun in the great outdoors, which led to his desire to protect it.

Morgan Lewellen

Morgan Lewellen

Morgan(morgan [at] keeptnbeautiful [dot] org) serves as the Assistant Communications Coordinator for Keep Tennessee Beautiful. She is responsible in promoting KTnB’s mission, values, and ideals across the state of Tennessee. Morgan works closely with KTnB’s social media outlets and website. She also is responsible for the graphic artwork seen online.

Morgan recently graduated from Mississippi State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Morgan is a native of Collierville, Tennessee where she grew to love our beautiful state.