505 Main Street, Suite 50
Fax: (865) 523-5662
How do you help our members?
One of the main goals of the Knoxville Bar Association is to provide our Members with resources to help and grow their practice. As the Program Administrator my job is to help our members by keeping the KBA website up to date and easy to navigate when looking for upcoming Continuing Legal Education courses, to helping them with access to other Member Resources and making it easy to for our members connect through networking events. Another way I help our members, is by being the “behind the scenes person” to make any KBA or Barristers event a success. Watching an event or program go from just an idea at a planning meeting to seeing the event or program come full circle and be a success is my ABSOLUTE favorite part of my job!
What is a typical day for you?
My time is spent supporting several functions for the Bar. My days vary according to upcoming events and tasks scheduled that day or in the future. Some daily tasks would be answering any incoming call, with “Knoxville Bar Association, this is Lacey”, working with Tammy on Continuing Legal Education courses, updating the KBA website, or coordinating the next Barristers Young Lawyer event. With any non-profit job, you always wear multiple hats on a daily basis. That is one of the many reasons I love my job so much, because it’s never the same day twice.
Tell us more about yourself.
I was born and raised in Clarksville, TN. My mother spent her career as an Elementary School Guidance Counselor on Fort Campbell Army base and my father is a Dairy Queen franchise owner of two stores in Clarksville, TN. My parents exposed me to many different activities growing up, but I absolutely fell in love with dance at the age of three. In my grade school and college years, I focused primarily on competitive dancing and even got to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade my senior year in High School. Dancing also helped me pay for my college education while being a part of the Austin Peay State University Pom Squad (Yes, it’s different than cheerleading!). I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Austin Peay State University and it is also where I met my husband, Mason Dillon. Following College Graduation in 2013, I started my professional career at the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce as their Events Coordinator. After getting married in May of 2015, Mason and I decided to move back to Knoxville, TN (his hometown) for him to pursue a career as an Attorney. Ironically, we switched roles as he went into the mortgage business and I received the job here at the KBA.