About Us

CUPA-HR Staff

Andy Brantley
President & Chief Executive Officer
(865) 637-7673 ext. 121
Email Andy
@andybrantley

Rob Shomaker
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

(865) 637-7673 ext. 113
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@rshomaker

Sissy Meredith
Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
(865) 637-7673 ext. 127
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Finance

Glee Wilson
Director of Finance
(865) 637-7673 ext. 106
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Wendy Lampkin
Senior Accountant
(865) 637-7673 ext. 105
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Chris Tate
Senior Accountant
(865) 637-7673 ext. 120
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Communications & Marketing

Gayle Kiser
Director of Communications & Marketing
(865) 637-7673 ext. 111
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@cupagayle

Missy Kline
Content Manager – Communications & Marketing
(865) 637-7673 ext. 118
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Jeremy Longmire
Senior Graphic Designer & Website Coordinator
(865) 637-7673 ext. 117
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Sarah Carson
Marketing Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 134
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Jill Thompson
Communications & Marketing Specialist
(865) 637-7673 ext. 129
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Learning & Professional Development

Wes Harmon
Manager of Learning and Professional Development
(865) 637-7673 ext. 128
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@harmonwes

Brian Roe
Manager of Learning and Professional Development, LMS
(865) 637-7673 ext. 107
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Amanda Davis
Manager of Learning and Professional Development, Knowledge Center
(865) 637-7673 ext. 144
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Conferences & Events

Lisa Hill
Director of Conferences & Events – Operations
(865) 637-7673 ext. 108
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Katie Edmiston
Event Operations Specialist
(865) 637-7673 ext. 104
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Shiona Christensen
Director of Conferences & Events – Partner Management
(865) 637-7673 ext. 115
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Member Service

Julie Boggs
Director of Member Marketing and Engagement
(865) 637-7673 ext. 125
Email Julie
@cupajulie

Hilary Anderson
Membership Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 102
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Beth Humphrey
Membership Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 101
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Sara Lewis
Member Service Specialist
(865) 637-7673 ext. 119
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Information Systems

Jason Heydasch
Technology Solutions Director
(865) 637-7673 ext. 116
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@jheydasch

Kelli Brown
Business Intelligence and Technology Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 132
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Research

Jackie Bichsel, Ph.D.
Director of Research
(865) 637-7673 ext. 126
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Adam Pritchard, Ph.D.
Senior Survey Researcher
(865) 637-7673
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Jingyun Li
Researcher
(865) 637-7673
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Suzi Bowen
Research Operations Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 114
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Jasper McChesney
Data Visualization Researcher
(865) 637-7673
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Public Policy

Josh Ulman
Chief Government Relations Officer
(865) 637-7673
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Christi Layman
Government Relations Manager
(865) 637-7673
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Basil Thomson
Government Relations Specialist
(865) 637-7673
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