Visionary Center for Sustainable Communities

Chairman of the Board – Mr. Cavanaugh Mims

Over the past nearly 30 years, Mr. Cavanaugh Mims has established himself as a leader in business and program management. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in nuclear engineering, he began his career as a station nuclear engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority and advanced to senior program/project manager for the Department of Energy providing expertise in the waste management field before creating Visionary Solutions, LLC (VS) – In 2000, Mr. Mims established VS to provide technical support for Government and Commercial clients on sensitive material campaigns. In 2006 he acquired Interstate Ventures, Inc. to manage the transportation and logistics of commercial nuclear clients both nationally and internationally. Today, he is providing high quality solutions to complex technical challenges across an array of services, including transportation and logistics, waste management, nuclear operations, training and other technical services. VS is now recognized as a “one-stop” shop for government and private companies seeking to address complex challenges spanning logistics, program management, and training services. Mr. Mims has managed large scale, highly visible contracts for the Department of Energy and has earned several awards based on his leadership and participation in the local TN community. VS proudly supports other small businesses, serving as a mentor to assist others who face similar challenges to that which VS has overcome during the past 12 years. Mr. Mims and his wife Telicia have founded a non-profit organization, Visionary Center for Sustainable Communities, to provide mentoring, consulting, education and outreach to support industries that have significant skills gaps, such as manufacturing and transportation.


Secretary/Treasurer – Mrs. Telicia Mims


Directors at Large:

Ms. Melissa Ragsdale, NovaCopy