Jill Griffin is a Forbes.com contributor, NYSE independent Public Board Director, internationally-published Harvard “Working Knowledge” author, and NACD Governance Fellow. She is the author of five books. Her newest are Earn Your Seat on a Corporate Board and Women Makes Great Leaders. Since 2003, Jill has served as an Independent Board Director for Luby’s/Fuddruckers Restaurants […]


Thomas Brewer provides leadership of industrial collaboration and workforce development initiatives for Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville. Leveraging the university’s intellectual capital, he develops and implements strategies for technology transfer, economic development and innovation/entrepreneurship programs. In Spring 2015, Brewer was named the Executive Director of the TTU TCIM Initiative and served as the Managing Director […]


Dr. Charlie Apigian is a Professor and Director of the Data Science Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, where he teaches big data concepts with machine learning and predictive analytics. The Data Science Institute works to partner business and academics to solve real problems and create a data driven approach to analytical thinking and strategic […]

Hytch Gives $5K + Enables User Donations to Ease Transportation Costs For Goodwill Employees

Each year Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee recognizes outstanding members of their community at the Impact Luncheon Awards ceremony. From achievers and volunteers to community partners, ambassador, and donors; Goodwill celebrates the contributions that help make the organization one of the largest employers in the region. This year, in addition to recognizing outstanding members of […]