Faculty Profile: Nick McBride

Nick McBrideKnox County Register of Deeds
Previous Courses Taught (2)
  • Local Government Forum 2023 (Live Virtual)
  • Local Government Forum 2023 (In Person)

Nick McBride was elected to serve his second term as the Knox County Register of Deeds in August 2022.  Nick has over 34 years of service in the Register of Deeds office, having started in the record room and working his way to Register. Within his first three years as Register, Nick compiled a substantial list of accomplishments despite the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Nick was instrumental in setting up E-Recording for Knox County which reinforced his commitment to his constituents by providing the best available technology and streamlining the recording process. 

Nick led the office’s internal and external software upgrade that later proved to be a critical move because it allowed members of the staff to work remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Doggedly and safely, Nick worked alongside his loyal staff to keep the Register’s office open so real estate commerce could continue during the pandemic. 

In March of 2022, Nick introduced the Property Fraud Alert Program which is a free program that notifies property owners by email when a document has been recorded in our office affecting their name.

Creating transparency in the county is important and Nick’s team provides reporting on the Register of Deeds website including Top Lenders, Recording Statistics, and other financial reports.

Nick’s proven leadership is demonstrated both in his professional and personal life. In 2020, Nick received the award for Outstanding Register of Deeds.  He proudly served as President of the Tennessee Register’s Association and was selected by his peers as the Tennessee Register’s Association Outstanding Register of the Year in 2022.  Nick has served on the Board of Directors for the County Officials Association of Tennessee (COAT), is recognized by the University of Tennessee as a Certified Public Administrator, and remains very involved with the Knox County Republican Party.  

Passionate about the welfare of Knox County employees, Nick has served as Chairman of the Knox County Employees Insurance Committee and Vice-Chair of the Knox County Retirement Board.  

Public-spirited, Nick serves as President of the Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee where he previously served as Treasurer. Involved in the Elks Association for 20-plus years, Nick has served as President of the Tennessee Elk’s Association and is currently the Treasurer of the Knoxville Elks Lodge. Nick is a graduate of Tusculum University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree.  He and his wife, Lisa, live in West Knoxville.  They have one son, Austin, and one grandson, Asher.  They have also welcomed their two nieces into their home, Emelia who is seven, and Amiyah who is three.  A devoted family man, Nick always makes time to be with his loved ones.