Age of Agility Summit Tennessee

In partnership with TennesseeCAN, SCORE, University of Memphis, and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, America Succeeds hosted the Age of Agility Summit Tennessee on August 23rd, 2018.

TennesseeCAN empowers local stakeholders to advocate for improved K-12 policies that put Tennessee children first. Their work is focused on ensuring students have access to high-quality schools, teachers and resources that prioritize their unique educational needs.

Building on the momentum from the Age of Agility report, the summit brought together business, education, and policy leaders to confront the challenges and collaborate on solutions that help to align education-to-employment pathways with the future of work. 

Children attend school to learn, grow and prepare for the real world, but the way the world operates continues to change at a rapid pace. It’s critical that these technological advancements are matched by changes in education to ensure that all students across Tennessee are prepared for the evolving careers that lie ahead. 

Thank you to our Tennessee Partners & Local Sponsors

Tennessee Summit Speakers

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: James Homer, Senior Vice President of AcceleratED Pathways, Pearson


  • Bradley Jackson, President, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Gretchen Stroud, Vice President of Talent, Learning, and Engagement, Hilton
  • Chris Winton, Vice President of Human Resources, Fedex
  • Tim Taylor, President & Co-Founder, America Succeeds


  • Dr. Candice McQueen, Commissioner of Education under Governor Bill Haslam
  • Mike Krause, Executive Director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
  • Dr. David Rudd, President, University of Memphis
  • David Mansouri, President, State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE)

Tennessee Summit Gallery

Photos provided by Demarcus Bowser Photography.

Thank you to our National Co-Hosts & Sponsors