About Us

CUPA-HR Staff

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

Rob Shomaker
Senior Vice President

(865) 637-7673 ext. 113
Email Rob
@rshomaker

Finance

General Inquiries
accounting@cupahr.org

Wendy Lampkin
Director of Finance
(865) 637-7673 ext. 105
Email Wendy

Connie Clower
Accountant
(865) 637-7673  ext. 120
Email Connie

Valerie Hansen
Senior Accountant
(865) 637-7673 ext. 149
Email Valerie

Communications & Marketing

General Inquiries
communications@cupahr.org

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

Missy Kline
Project Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 118
Email Missy

Jeremy Longmire
Senior Graphic Designer & Website Coordinator
(865) 637-7673 ext. 117
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Jessica Thompson
Marketing Coordinator
(865) 637-7673 ext. 101
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Jill Thompson
Content Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 129
Email Jill

Learning & Professional Development

General Inquiries
learn@cupahr.org

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

Brian Roe
Associate Director of Learning and Professional Development
(865) 637-7673 ext. 107
Email Brian
@cupabrian

Lakyn Whaley
Learning & Professional Development Content Specialist
(865) 637-7673 ext. 144
Email Lakyn

Conferences & Events

General Inquiries
conferences@cupahr.org

Tina Le-Phan
Event Operations Coordinator
(865) 637-7673 ext. 101
Email Tina

Member Service and Engagement

General Inquiries
memberservice@cupahr.org

Shiona Christensen
Director of Member Engagement
(865) 637-7673 ext. 115
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Suzi Bowen
Manager of Research Engagement
(865) 637-7673 ext. 114
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Kim Fail
Member Service Representative
(865) 637-7673 ext. 155
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Kaylee Gilbert
Manager of Corporate Partner Engagement
(865) 637-7673 ext. 153
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Beth Humphrey
Manager of Leader Engagement
(865) 637-7673 ext. 101
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Frannie Mason
Member Service Representative
(865) 637-7673 ext. 154
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Jasmine Weatherly
Manager of Member Service and Engagement
(865) 637-7673 ext. 101
Email Jasmine

Information Systems

Joe McLoughlin
Director of Technology
(865) 637-7673 ext. 116
Email Joe

Kelli Brown
Business Intelligence & Technology Manager
(865) 637-7673 ext. 132
Email Kelli

Research

General Inquiries
research@cupahr.org

Jackie Bichsel, Ph.D.
Director of Research
(865) 637-7673 ext. 126
Email Jackie

Melissa Fuesting, Ph.D.
Senior Survey Researcher
(865) 637-7673
Email Melissa

Kate Roesch
Data Visualization Developer
(865) 637-7673
Email Kate

Jennifer Schneider, Ph.D.
Survey Researcher
(865) 637-7673
Email Jennifer

Diana Tubbs, Ph.D.
Survey Researcher
(865) 637-7673
Email Diana

Public Policy

Josh Ulman
Chief Government Relations Officer
(865) 637-7673
Email Josh

Basil Thomson
Government Relations
(865) 637-7673
Email Basil