Life Partner, Proud Mother
Knoxville native Becky Duncan Massey has been married to software developer Morton Massey for 35 years. Both of them received a BA in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. They are the proud parents of two daughters – Courtney, 32 and Kristen, 28. Actively involved in all of her daughters’ school activities, Becky was a long time volunteer with the Rocky Hill Elementary PTA and was a Girl Scout leader. She and Morton jointly coached the girls softball team for 22 years at Rocky Hill Ballpark and the field was named after them in 2000. The family has been members of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church for 34 years.
Successful Business Woman
As Executive Director of the Sertoma Center for 14 years, Becky manages a staff of 160 people and balances an annual operational budget of $6,000,000. The center serves over 100 adults with intellectual disabilities by providing vocational training, part-time employment, mental health support, life skills and residential services. Becky facilitates the funding for the non-profit center from writing grants, soliciting Federally appropriated money and organizing numerous fundraisers. She also worked for the Dogwood Arts Festival as Special events Director and was the Vice President of American Savings and Loans. As an Adjunct Professor at Walter State Community College, she taught a Money and Banking course.
Giving back to your community is very important to Becky. She is the President-Elect of Tennessee Community Operators and has served on the board of directors of the Akima Club of Knoxville, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Overlook Center, Sertoma Center, and the U.T. Knoxville Alumnae Chapter. A long time volunteer with the Dogwood Arts Festival, she was a board member and co-chair of the festival in 1992. Becky has been honored as the Alpha Omicron Pi Outstanding Alumnae, YWCA Tribute to Women finalist and Leadership Knoxville. She and her husband Morton developed a software program to do computerized checkout for fund raising auctions. Together, they donate over 200 hours of their time per year helping charities with their auction events.
Growing up in Holston Hills, the Duncan family was always participating in ways to help their neighborhood. Being a public servant was instilled in Becky at a very young age. Her late father John J. Duncan, Sr. served as Mayor of Knoxville from 1954-1964 and as United States Congressman from 1965-1988. Her brother John J. Duncan, Jr. followed in their dads footsteps as the U.S. Representative in Washington, D.C. Retired Judge Joe D. Duncan is Becky’s uncle and she is an aunt to Knox County Trustee John Duncan III. Giving back to your community is important to all of the Duncan family.