EOD Staff

Dr. Ron Tredway, SPHR, CPLP

Executive Director, HR/Employee & Organizational Development

Ron joined the University of Tennessee in 2010, bringing over 25 years of management and leadership experience in a variety of functions, including human resources and training. His training experience includes technical training, leadership development and team development. After completing a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.B.A. in Management, Ron went on to earn a doctorate in Training and Development from NC State University in 2005. Currently, Dr. Tredway oversees the Employee and Organizational Development department, UT’s Leadership Institute, and HR State-wide Strategic Planning.

Professional Certifications: SPHR, CPLP, SHRM-SCP

Program Certifications: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Life Orientations (LIFO); Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

Areas of Focus: Leadership Development, Organization Development; Needs Assessment; Strategic Planning; Change Management; Self Awareness (MBTI; FiRO-B; DiSC; LSI; COI).

Volunteer/Outreach: Board of Directors-Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Talent Development; Speaker- CUPA-HR Southern Region Conference; Speaker-TVHRA Strategic Leadership Conference.

Angie McLemore, CAP

Senior Training Specialist

Angie joined Employee & Organizational Development in 2005 after completing internship with the Human Resources-Employment (now Recruitment) office. Prior to UT, she held positions in Accounting, Customer Service and production Quality Control, and graduated from Tennessee Technology Center at Knoxville with an Accounting Assistant Diploma. Angie currently coordinates and schedules state-wide training classes for EOD, designs the departmental Training Pages publication, supervises the EOD front office, and oversees the UT Career Development Fund for non-exempt employees across the UT System.

Professional Certifications: Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

Areas of Focus: Training scheduling; Classroom scheduling and management; Training supplies ordering and inventory; Training equipment maintenance and inventory; Training catalog creation/publication; Program for Minors training coordination/support

Volunteer/Outreach: Vol for Life

Johanna Owenby

Trainer and Management Specialist

Johanna joined Employee & Organizational Development in November 2007.  She holds a master’s degree in adult education (2009) and a bachelor’s in psychology (2007), both earned at UTK.  She is a certified instructor of Leading at the Speed of Trust™ and The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity™, from FranklinCovey.  In 2015, Johanna began a two-year appointment on the Commission for Women at UT Knoxville.

Ivory Patten

Trainer and Management Specialist

Ivory Patten joined the University of Tennessee in 2015.  She brings to the university a creative energy and passion for professional growth and motivation.  after working in corporate, government, and retail human resource functions.  Her training experience includes program development, facilitation of team building activities, leadership development, customer service, and communication.  She earned a B.A. in Communications and is currently working on her Masters in Educational Psychology.

Educational Background: B.A. Communications, currently in the Educational Psychology Master’s Program

Areas of Focus: Customer Service, Communication, Time Management, Work/Life Balance, and Business Etiquette

Volunteer/Outreach: Overcoming Believers Church Professional Development Jobs Ministry; Overcoming Believers Church Ministry Oasis: Life Coach Development Leader

Gina Walkowiak

Administrative Support Assistant III

Gina Walkowiak joined the University of Tennessee in 2014 and worked in the Human Resources Records Department before transitioning to Employee & Organizational Development. Her passion is helping others to better themselves.