Ann Thompson is the Director for Workforce Development with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD). Serving statewide, she connects recruitment, expansion, and retention projects to local workforce resources. She is the primary TNECD liaison regarding education and labor initiatives, and she develops and implements inter-departmental workforce strategies. In her role, Thompson actively supports all programs under Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative and works collaboratively to increase the alignment of education and industry in Tennessee.
Thompson has more than 10 years of experience in government relations, university advancement and economic development. She earned a BA in Political Science from Miami University of Ohio and her MBA from Western Carolina University. Thompson currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and 2 young sons.