COMMISSIONER RANDY BOYD, March 27th, 2015
The Forum is pleased to welcome Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd to the podium for a discussion of economic issues facing the state of Tennessee. Commissioner Boyd is the founder and executive chairman of Radio Systems Corporation, which he started in 1991, and the outgoing chairman of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). He is a member of a large number of non-profit and education-related boards, including being the chairman of tnAchieves, a mentor-assisted scholarship program he began in 2009. In 2013, he took a year leave of absence from Radio Systems to serve Governor Bill Haslam in a volunteer role as his Special Advisor on Higher Education assisting in the development of the Drive to 55 initiatives and the Tennessee Promise before being named ECD Commissioner in December 2014. Commissioner Boyd was the 2014 University of Tennessee Alumni of the Year, 2014 Tennessee Business Round Table Gordon Fee Achievement Award, 2014 Pinnacle James Haslam Leadership Award, Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the year for the Southeast in 2008, Tennessee Business Magazine's CEO of the Year in 2009, UT's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, and was inducted into Junior Achievement's East Tennessee Hall of Fame in 2008.
Please join us in welcoming Commissioner Boyd to the Forum on Friday, March 27th at Club LeConte, atop the First Tennessee Building, 800 South Gay Street.
Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program at 8:00. The cost of attendance is $20, payable on the day of the event (cash or check only). To make a reservation, fill out the form to the right. Space is limited, so make your reservation today.
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