Steering Committee

Ricky Boyd

County Commissioner
Obion County, Tennessee


Cathy Cate

Executive Director
Leadership Tennessee

Beth Duffield

Vice President of Workforce Development
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Emily House

Assistant Executive Director of Policy, Planning, & Research
Tennessee Higher Education Commission


Tish Jones

Executive Director

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David Mansouri

State Collaborative on Reforming Education

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Jan McKeel

Executive Director
South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance

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Jayme Place Simmons

Special Assistant to the Governor for Strategy & Policy Director 
The Office of Governor Bill Haslam

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Cameron Robinson

tnAchieves graduate
Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis

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Kyle Spurgeon

President & Chief Executive Officer
Jackson Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Woods

Executive Director
Workforce Investment Network

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Mauricio Calvo

Executive Director
Latino Memphis

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Nancy Dishner

President & Chief Executive Officer
The Niswonger Foundation


Andrew Frantz

tnAchieves graduate & student
Pellissippi State Community College & University of Tennessee at Knoxville


Lora Jobe

Executive Director
PeopleFirst Partnership

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Mike Krause

Executive Director
Tennessee Higher Education Commission


Greg Martz

Plant Manager

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Sarah Morgan

The Benwood Foundation


Karla Coleman García

Policy Manager
Conexión Américas

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Teresa Sloyan

Hyde Family Foundations

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Ann Thompson

Director of Workforce Development
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development