The Alliance is led by a small group of top leaders from several of the state’s largest employers, including:

Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T Tennessee (Chair)

Calvin Anderson, Senior Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Bobby Arnold, President & CEO, West Tennessee Healthcare

Scott Becker, Senior Vice President, Nissan North America, Inc.

Randy Boyd, Chairman & CEO, Radio Systems Corporation

Kevin Clayton, President & CEO, Clayton Homes, Inc.

Mark Costa, Chairman & CEO, Eastman Chemical Company

Christine Karbowiak, Chief Administrative Officer, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Joe Landsman, President & CEO, University of Tennessee Medical Center

Christine Richards, Executive Vice President, FedEx Corp.

Clay Thompson, President, Cat Financial Insurance Services

Tom White, Senior Vice President, Unum


Please join the Alliance today!


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Governor Haslam has challenged our state with a critical new mission: the Drive to 55. It’s not just a mission for higher education, but a mission for workforce and economic development, a drive to reduce unemployment and improve quality of life.