Meet Austin Williams

Hoping to make a “dent in the universe,” Austin founded Compass with an eye for developing East Tennessee’s future. As Compass continues to grow and add to its portfolio of projects, Austin envisions more dreams becoming reality through development. He has a passion for Downtown Sevierville’s revitalization efforts and contributes to those as Chairman of the Sevierville Commons Association and developer of projects including The Appalachian and Graze Burgers.

As a homegrown Sevier County local, Austin’s passion for his hometown led to involvement with numerous civic organizations in various roles. Austin is a graduate of leadership programs Leadership Tomorrow, Leadership Sevier, and East Tennessee Region Leadership. He now serves on Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, United Way of Sevier County’s Board of Directors, and Sevier County Quarterback Club as Chairman. He previously served on Carson-Newman Alumni Board, Sevier County Republican Party Board, and co-founded Young Executives of Sevierville.

Austin graduated from Carson-Newman University with a B.S. in Business Administration, then briefly worked in finance in Knoxville before returning to Sevierville with his wife Katie. They have been blessed with twins Harper and Rhett, as well as with their newest addition Baker.

As Austin leads Compass to a bright future, he also leads his community to one. He will continue to leave a positive impact on the people and places his success-oriented mentality reaches.

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Austin's passion for community comes thru in every project he leads, it's a pleasure to watch it unfold.

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    Carl Jacobs

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    Austin is a unique visionary with the ability to build for the future, while keeping elements of the past in the present.

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      Steve Jones

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