Colin McRae

2016 Board of Directors – President Elect

Tennova-Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


110 Hospital Drive

Jefferson City, TN 37760

Phone: (865) 471-2400



Colin McRae was educated in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, NC School System, graduating in 1993 from West Forsyth High School. He went on to attend East Carolina University, in Greenville, NC, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He later earned a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, located in Richmond, VA.


During graduate school, Colin was recruited by the Hospital Corporation of America, headquartered in Nashville, TN.  Upon completion of an internship with HCA in Houston, TX, Colin was selected to participate in the company’s Chief Operating Officer Development Program.  At the age of 28, Colin received his for COO position while living in Houston.  After serving in this role for four years, Colin was given the opportunity to lead the integration and financial turnaround of a newly acquired hospital in Largo, FL.  In 2012, Colin was recruited by the parent company of Tennova Healthcare to become the COO at Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN.  Colin has served as CEO of Jefferson Memorial Hospital since January 2013.



In addition to the Chamber of Commerce, Colin is also a Board Member for the Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County and Jefferson County EMS.  Colin lives in Dandridge with his wife Jodi, and sons Aidan and William.  The McRae’s are members of First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City.