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Tom Rogers, UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm
August 13, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
This meeting is open for both in-person and virtual attendees. No registration is necessary for in-person attendance.
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President and CEO
UT Research Park
Tom Rogers assumed the leadership of the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm in March 2019, where he is focused on accelerating collisions, connections, and collaborations between private companies and faculty, staff, and students at the University of Tennessee.
Tom has spent his entire career in various economic development and entrepreneurial leadership roles in Tennessee. He served most recently as the Director of Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and prior to that as the founder and CEO of Technology 2020, a public-private partnership focused on building a regional entrepreneurial support system. Tom has also worked as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (now LaunchTN), as President of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, and began his career at TVA in the areas of economic development and strategic planning. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with UT’s Bredesen Center, teaching entrepreneurship to Ph.D. students.
Tom has served over the years on many state and regional economic development boards, including the East Tennessee Economic Council and the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. He is an investment committee member for the Southern Appalachian Fund and Meritus Ventures and serves on the regional advisory board for Truist Bank. Tom holds a B.A. with honors from Michigan State University and a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He and his wife Mary Brown live in Knoxville and have two grown sons and two grandchildren