From Tennessee, Blount Today reports that David Schwall, 39 Vice president of marketing, Clayton Homes will soon be honored for leaving his mark on East Tennessee through professional achievements and philanthropic efforts. Schwall will be honored January 11 at the Knoxville Convention Center for his application of technology to increase leads at Clayton Homes. The event is presented by the University of Tennessee Professional MBA Program. Schwall began at Clayton as a loan auditor in the direct lending department, but it was as lead generation manager that he helped home center managers around the country understand how technology was changing the way customers shopped. Schwall credits company leaders with giving him the freedom in managing initiatives that lead to success.