March 21, 2013


Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board welcomes new members

Michelle Kiely and Frank Sewell, both of Knoxville, recently joined the Alcoa Community Advisory Board.


Founded in 2001, the Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board assists Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations and Knoxville offices in the prioritization of its Alcoa Foundation grants by sharing the needs of their constituents and communities.  The Community Advisory Board is composed of business, government and community representatives from Blount, Knox and Sevier counties in East Tennessee and Graham County, N.C.  Kiely and Sewell join seven other members of Alcoa’s Community Advisory Board:  Bernie Bowman (Maryville), Jim Hart (Sevierville), Jackie Hill (Alcoa), Larry Martin (Maryville), Wanda Moody (Knoxville), George Williams (Alcoa) and Anne Woodle (Knoxville).


Kiely is the director of membership development for the Knoxville Chamber.  She manages the Chamber’s membership sales team, while providing customer service to Premier Partner level members.  Kiely volunteers for Knox County Schools as a family and community engagement representative.


Sewell is the executive director of Knoxville Recycling Coalition, a local nonprofit organization that offers recycling service and community education.  He most previously served as the Anderson County Government solid waste director during which time he implemented multiple recycling programs for residents of Anderson County.


About Alcoa Tennessee Operations
Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations is the world’s largest producer of rolled aluminum can sheet for beverage cans and is based in Blount County, Tennessee.  Locally, it employs more than 1,000 at its fabrication plants in Blount County and its downtown Knoxville office.


About Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., with assets of approximately $460 million. Founded 60 years ago, Alcoa Foundation has invested more than $570 million since 1952. In 2012, Alcoa Foundation contributed more than $21 million to nonprofit organizations throughout the world, building innovative partnerships to improve the environment and educate tomorrow’s leaders for careers in manufacturing and engineering. The work of Alcoa Foundation is further enhanced by Alcoa’s thousands of employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in the communities where Alcoa operates. Through the Company’s signature Month of Service program, in 2012, a record 60 percent of Alcoa employees took part in more than 1,050 events across 24 countries, benefiting more than 450,000 people and 2,050 nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit and follow @AlcoaFoundation on Twitter.




Michelle Kiely



Frank Sewell