Chuck Shoopman, Assistant Vice President

Assistant Vice President

Chuck Shoopman is Assistant Vice President of the University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service (IPS).  The Institute is composed of five outreach organizations that connect people and solutions to improve the efficiency and performance of businesses and governments across Tennessee. Chuck leads the organization’s efforts to help business and government leaders improve job retention, promote job growth, strengthen leadership capacity and build stronger, safer communities.Shoopman currently serves as Past-President of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), representing over 150 member institutions across the U.S., and as a member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) Board of Directors.Before rejoining UT in 2004, Shoopman worked over ten years with the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Economic Development organization.  While at TVA he served in a variety of leadership roles, including Acting Vice President of Economic Development.  Program responsibilities ranged from managing the organization’s revolving loan programs and small business assistance efforts to international industrial development activities.An alumnus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Vanderbilt University, Chuck and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of two adult sons and two adult daughters.

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