Bill Martin

Bill Martin is the corporate Sales, Marketing, and Development Manager at Volunteer Blind Industries in Morristown, Tennessee. VBI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that is affiliated with National Industries for the Blind. With two facilities in the state, VBI is the largest employer of visually-impaired people in Tennessee. Bill joined VBI in 2017 after over 40 years in the retail industry, where he held leadership roles at the regional and national levels at a major national retailer, including 6 years at its Corporate Headquarters in Chicago. He received a BBA in 1981 in Management and Economics from East Tennessee State University, and has completed additional coursework in grant writing, fundraising, and social media marketing. He is a member and past-president of the Morristown-Cherokee Lions Club.

Bill and his wife Carri have two grown children, Sarah and Stephen. Carri is a Physical Therapist and also provides those services as a volunteer at First Love on Main.  Bill and Carri are members of First Baptist Church in Morristown, TN.