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Dana Glenn to Depart NETWORKS for TNECD
BLOUNTVILLE, TN – NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership announced today that Director of Marketing and Business Development, Dana Glenn, has resigned in order to continue her career in economic development as the FastTrack Project Manager for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development effective January 6. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and maintaining seamless interagency processes to assist the FastTrack team by executing grant contracts with companies and following compliance regulations.
“We look forward to having Dana join the TNECD team and know she will be a great addition not only to the FastTrack division, but the department as a whole,” TNECD Deputy Commissioner Allen Borden said. “For years, NETWORKS has been a valued partner to the state, and it is a privilege to have one of their own support our efforts throughout Tennessee. As an East Tennessee native, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Dana as she begins a new chapter in Nashville.”
Glenn began her stint at NETWORKS in June 2015 as the Administrative and Marketing Coordinator. She was promoted to Director of Marketing and Business Development in September 2018. Glenn was the organization’s first marketing-focused employee, with notable projects that include the viral Sullivan County Community Video (a recipient of the Southern Economic Development Council Award of Merit in 2017), Tri-Cities TN Quality of Life video (recipient of an International Economic Development Council Gold Award in 2019), and the Northeast Tennessee Red Carpet Tour rebrand.
“It’s going to be quite an adjustment with Dana no longer at NETWORKS, but it is more than offset by our happiness for our friend and colleague as she takes this step,” NETWORKS CEO Clay Walker said. “Dana has done outstanding work in her time here. She has shown the utmost poise, professionalism, and creativity, which is why I recruited her to our team almost five years ago. Well beyond her work product, we will miss her as a person and all that her personality has brought to our office and our lives. We’re losing a tremendously valuable team member, but our loss is the state’s gain and we’re happy that she’s still on our larger team – Team Tennessee – and we look forward to seeing her career continue to thrive.”
Glenn is a member of TVA’s Young Talent Cabinet, the Business Journal of the Tri-Cities TN/VA’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2017, a graduate of Leadership Tennessee NEXT’s inaugural class, and a 2016 graduate of Leadership Kingsport. She has served on various community boards, most notably as the President of PEAK – Kingsport Young Professionals.
Prior to joining NETWORKS, Glenn was the Administrative and Marketing Coordinator for the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development (KOSBE), a program of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from East Tennessee State University and is a graduate of Oklahoma University’s Economic Development Institute.
“It has been an incredible privilege to serve the community that I’ve called home my entire life and to work with Clay, Michael, Abby, and Ronnie every day,” said Glenn. “I’m going to miss this team, our partners, and our board immensely, and I appreciate their encouragement and support as I begin a new chapter in my career. Working at TNECD has been a ‘dream job’ for many years, and I’m thrilled that it’s now a reality.”
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com.
NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership is the economic development organization serving the Northeastern Tennessee communities of Sullivan – including investor partners Bluff City, Bristol, and Kingsport – and Hawkins County. To learn more about NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership, please visit networkstn.com.