Todd Napier

President and CEO of The Development Corporation of Knox County.

Todd is the President and CEO of The Development Corporation of Knox County (TDC) where he has worked since 2001.  Before joining TDC, he worked as a consultant in community and land use planning for Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon Engineering, and as a property specialist for a national cellular communication company as part of the company’s launch into the East Tennessee. The first seven years of Todd’s professional career were spent working as an engineer and manager in the chemical and food processing industries.

Todd holds a Master of Science degree in Planning from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University.

He is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) professional by the International Economic Development Council and has earned certification as a Master Practitioner in Economic Development. As a member of the American Planning Association, Todd earned, and still holds, designation as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

Todd is active in several professional associations, including: The East Tennessee Industrial Council, the local Knoxville Chapter of the American Planning Association, the International Economic Development Council, and the Tennessee Economic Development Council.