KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Kevin Parton has been named Senior Director of the Knox County Health Department.

Prior to serving as Interim Senior Director after the retirement of Dr. Martha Buchanan, Parton served as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director of Finance.

In the past, he has worked as a Controller for The LETCO Group, an Accounting Manager for Aqua Clear Water Systems, and as Senior Accountant for Altar’d State. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Rocky Hill Baseball.

Parton has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University.

“The Health Department is a vital piece of Knox County Government,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs. “Kevin has been an asset throughout his tenure, and I know he will do a great job in this new role.”

The search for a Public Health Officer is ongoing. In the interim, Dr. Warren Sayre is under contract and working closely with county staff.