A Knoxville businessman has thrown his hat into the ring to run for Governor of Tennessee in 2018. Randy Boyd announced his intention to run Monday. Boyd served as the former state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and architect of the Tennessee Achieves and Tennessee Promise scholarship programs. Boyd is a well known Republican raised in South Knoxville with roots also in West Tennessee. He is the founder and chairman of Radio Systems Corporation, headquartered in Knoxville, with over 700 employees worldwide and with offices in seven countries.