Erin began answering phones at TWC during the summers and after graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1997 with a degree in Finance, she began estimating and project management. In 2007 Erin was named Corporate Secretary-Treasurer and in 2013 Chief Financial Officer, a position she held until 2017 when she was named Chief Executive Officer and majority owner establishing The Wakefield Corporation as a Woman Owned Business. Erin has served on various local, state and national boards for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors (AGC), and Associated Construction Women. She is currently serving on the Knoxville Chapter of the AGC Board of Directors. After Jim’s (Erin’s father and founder of TWC) passing in 2016, Erin began to invest deeply in cancer awareness. She is a founding member of the Women’s Coalition Against Cancer and currently serves on the Hope Gala Board for the American Cancer Society, the Board of Directors for the Thompson Cancer Center Foundation and Game on Against Cancer. Erin holds a minor in vocal performance and is an active member in the choir at Cokesbury Church. In her free time Erin enjoys spending time with her family, working out and traveling. In October 2021 Erin will marry TJ Mahan, a Knoxville native, and their family will definitely grow! Together they have five children – Zach (a 3rd generation Wakefield employee), Kane, Riley, Samantha and Addy.