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Economic Development

Our Economic Development team supports place-based innovation in the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm and in other venues convenient to our campuses, and inclusive workforce development initiatives to meet the needs of Tennessee’s growing economy.


Our Team

Lindsay Hammill Director of Industry & Economic Development
Tom Rogers President and CEO, UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm
Rickey McCallum Vice President of Business Development, UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm
Ashley Stokes Dean of UT Extension in the UT Institute of Agriculture
Paul Jennings Executive Director for the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services


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