Service above self in the Scenic City.


January 22nd Meeting- (MEETING LOCATION CHANGE) Ron Harris, BCBST: “Generational Differences in the Workplace”

Ronald Harris serves as the Director of Workforce Diversity at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. In this capacity, Mr. Harris provides strategic leadership and counsel for diversity initiatives within the organization that include diversity awareness training, recruitment, employee development, supplier diversity, and community outreach. He also ensures adherence to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Plan and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

January 15th Meeting: Rick Johnson, CEO

Rick Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness, a non-profit corporation that is leading and directing a statewide initiative to improve health outcomes in Tennessee.

He was previously Special Assistant to Governor Bill Haslam and prior to that was Executive Vice President of Provision Healthcare. Before joining Provision, he was President of Eastern Management, a planning and project management consultancy.

Rick served as Senior Vice President and was a member of the Executive Committee of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. In the mid-1990s, he was Vice President of Dollar General Corporation, a multibillion-dollar discount retail chain. Prior to that, Rick was Senior Vice President of Morrison Restaurants, Inc. and President of its Specialty Restaurants Division.

He and his wife, Mary, have two children, Mary Margaret and Pace. Rick is President of the Knoxville Symphony Society, a Trustee of Emerald Youth Foundation, and a member of the inaugural class of Leadership Tennessee. He is a published author and an invited contributor to the Sewanee Writers' Conference at the University of the South.

January 15, 2015
Convention Center
Meeting Rooms: 13/14/15

January 8th Meeting: Autumn Graves- Head of School at GPS

A nationally-recognized educator, Autumn Graves brings years of educational leadership to Girls Preparatory School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a master's in educational administration from Columbia University, and this past summer, her doctorate in education (Ed.D) from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as the Upper School Dean of Students at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.; as Assistant Principal at Friends Seminary in New York City; and most recently as President of Girard College, an independent boarding school for students, grades one through twelve in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While Graves's chief responsibilities throughout her career have been in school administration, she has also taught United States History and Health and Wellness and has served as a student advisor and coach.

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