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Brandon 2012

Brandon Boyd, Director of Development, College of Agriculture and Human Ecology and Whitson-Hester School of Nursing
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Phone 931-372-3997

A native to Cookeville and third-generation graduate of Tennessee Tech, Brandon began working in University Development in 2007. Brandon worked as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for six years where he reached out to alumni and friends on behalf of the departments and programs on campus. Brandon and his wife, Julie Beth also a Cookeville native, live in Cookeville with their children, Will Henry and Annie Blake.

Jim 2012

Jim Brock, Director of Development, College of Education 
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Phone 931-372-3055

Jim was a Tennessee Tech engineering co-op student at Marshall Space Flight Center during the Apollo Program. He has a BS in Engineering Science from TTU and completed his MBA studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. He retired from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel. Jim worked for DuPont and in mergers and acquisitions for Honeywell International before spending 22 years pursuing entrepreneurial interests. His wife is Tech alumna Carol Shoub Brock; together they operated a fund-raising company with hundreds of universities, hospitals and businesses as clients. Jim returned to Tennessee Tech to work with alumni in 2004.

Brooke 2012

Brooke Dedmon, Administrative Secretary, University Development
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Phone 931-372-3055

Brooke joined TTU as a student and student worker in May 1998. She has been in the Development Office since 2002 after graduating with a BS degree in Management. Brooke lives in Baxter with her family.

Cheryl 2012

Cheryl Montgomery, Director of Development, College of Business Administration
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Phone 931-372-3649

Cheryl joined the TTU Development Staff in December of 2007 after holding positions in both the government and private sector. From 2000-2007, she worked as the Economic Development Manager for Sprint Corporation. Her government work included a political post at the US Department of Justice from 1995-2000. At the Justice Department she served as Director of Scheduling and Briefing for Attorney General Janet Reno. Prior to her Justice tenure Cheryl held staff positions in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Cheryl is a native of the Upper Cumberland and now resides in Cookeville with her two sons, Ben and Will.

Kristie 2012

Kristie Phillips, Director, Annual and Special Programs
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Phone 931-372-6554

Kristie is a native of Cookeville who joined the TTU Annual Fund office in June 2001. A 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Kristie has used her public relations skills in newspaper as business editor for the Putnam Morning Light, in radio as promotions director for Clear Channel Communications, and in marketing as an account executive for MMA Creative. Kristie is an active volunteer for many activities and organizations, including Fall FunFest, Cooking on the Square benefiting Habitat for Humanity and the Hawg Roast benefiting Genesis House.

Tiff 2012

Tiff Rector, Associate Vice President, University Development
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Phone 931-372-3055

A Cookeville native and proud life-long member of the Golden Eagle family, Tiff has had the great privilege of helping university alumni and friends plan their estate gifts to TTU since 1994, shortly after receiving his MBA and accounting degrees from Tech. He lives in Cookeville with his wife Vickie (a 2nd grade teacher who also holds two degrees from the university) and their two children, Kinsley and Tanner (future TTU graduates).

Tracy 2012

Tracy Russell, Director of Development, College of Engineering
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Phone 931-372-3055

Tracy started at Tech in August 2009. His credentials and experience as a comprehensive financial advisor, and obtaining the Certified Financial Planner® designation in 2001, help him serve Tech and the College of Engineering. Tracy has been involved in the Upper Cumberland business community and most recently serving as Vice President & Financial Planner for First Tennessee Bank. Tracy graduated from TTU's College of Business in 1994, majoring in Finance and Economics and served as captain of the Golden Eagle Football team. Tracy and his wife, Bedelia Hicks Russell (TTU School of Nursing, 1997) have two children and have made Cookeville their home since 2001.

Kevin 2012

Kevin Bostian, Associate Athletics Director-Development
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Phone 931-372-3929

Kevin has been the Associate Athletics Director for Development at TTU since June 2011. A native of Durham, NC, he was on the staff at East Tennessee State University for nearly seven years before taking his new position with the Golden Eagles. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Sports Administration (MSA) from Ohio University in 2002. He earned his B.S. in Business Management from North Carolina State University in 2000. Kevin is married to the former Megan McGraw, and they have two daughters, Ayla (4) and Zoe (2).

Kristin 2012

Kristin Wells, Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
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Phone 931-372-3248

Kristin was previously the Director of Development and Marketing for WCTE PBS Television. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Kristin moved to Tennessee in 1993 and now enjoys raising two boys in Cookeville. Kristin's activities include volunteering for WCTE, Friends of Genesis House and singing soprano with Mastersingers.

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