Knoxville Chapter May Meeting and Committee Day
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Inky earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee. A spectacularly gifted athlete with a prototypical NFL cornerback’s build, Inky’s football career and life were changed instantly with a life-altering injury suffered in a game against the Air Force Academy on September 6, 2006. Instead of a lucrative career in the NFL, Inky is now making even bigger hits across the nation as a much sought-after motivational speaker.Back to Instructors
Chris Crouch's career reflects impressive success in the corporate world as a CPA with the accounting firm KPMG and senior executive of a Fortune 500 company; however, his true passion has always been learning, teaching, and personal development activities.
Through his own company formed in 1999, DME Training and Consulting, Chris offers leadership development consulting to business owners, executives, and those being considered for executive-level positions. His consulting practice focuses on practical and executable strategies.
Chris lives with his spouse in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, serves on the board of the Knoxville Transportation Authority and works for many local charitable organizations on a volunteer basis.
Chris has several published books including “The Contented Achiever”, Simple Works”, “Getting Organized”, “Being Productive”, “Getting More Done”, “Licking Your Elbow”, “Happiness”, and “”Sifting” – a novel about exploring life and well-being. Chris also publishes a blog www.joyfullyparticipating.com offering practical tips for successful living.Back to Instructors
Team Foster HR Strategy provides comprehensive human resources consulting services for small to mid-size organizations. Prior to founding Team Foster HR Strategy, LeeAnn Bailes Foster was Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer for WS Packaging Inc, where she was responsible for Human Resources, Training, & ESH compliance for this national corporation with 21 locations and over 2,100 employees. She also spent over 22 years serving as Vice President of Human Resources for Edfinancial Services where she oversaw employee benefits, employee relations, payroll, recruitment and retention for this $2 billion national student loan service provider. A former teacher and coach, LeeAnn received her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. LeeAnn is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville’s Class of 2009. In 2012, she was appointed by Tennessee Governor Haslam to the State Board of Appeals, which is the final step in the appeals process for disciplined or terminated state employees. With 30 years of industry experience, LeeAnn excels at relationship management, conflict resolution and employee engagement. LeeAnn is now a Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. Team Foster HR Strategy embodies LeeAnn’s business philosophy of Compliance with Compassion. LeeAnn is a devoted wife, mother and mother-in-law. Being the youngest child of a long-time sports-writer, LeeAnn loves all sports. Currently, she is learning and loving Pickleball! She has run 4 half marathons and 1 full marathon and loves to bike and swim. She currently serves on the Rental Advisory Committee for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL and on the Board of Directors for Volunteer East Tennessee. LeeAnn is an active member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, where she is a commissioned and active Stephen Minister, a member of the Staff Parish Committee and a Welcome Greeter.Back to Instructors