Tennessee was the first state in the country to establish the executive position of Chief Learning Officer (CLO), appointing Dr. Trish Holliday to this role. Trish fosters a culture that promotes engagement, encourages retention, and provides continuous learning and leadership development for all employees, ultimately positioning the state as a learning organization. Dr. Holliday’s commitment and passion for helping professionals reach their greatest potential is rooted in her experience as an adult educator and executive coach, and her early years in full-time ministry as a missionary in Tennessee Appalachia. As a successful change agent, facilitator and storyteller, she is often asked by state leaders to undertake complex problem solving opportunities by bringing people together and helping them discover innovative solutions and develop the leaders needed to execute. In 2017, Trish was recipient of the Corporate Learning Network Learning Leader of the Year award, the Tennessee SHRM Human Resource Management Excellence award, the CLO Learning Innovator Leader of the Year award and the Leadership Excellence award Top Corporate Leader, ranked 2nd worldwide. As a result of her influence as a leader, Trish is a Leadership Tennessee, 2017 Class IV graduate and was recently selected to participate in the Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2018. Trish is an active member in the following international, national, state, and local organizations: TNCPE, IPMA-HR, TPMA, MTSHRM, TNSHRM, and NASPE. She was recently selected as an inaugural member of the TEDxNashville Society of Fellows. She serves on various boards and as a speaker at the local, national, and international level. Trish was a founding board member of Impact Nashville. Doc Holliday is driven to help leaders develop strategies, create learning organizations and implement effective change initiatives!
Trish Holliday, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Commissioner & Chief Learning Officer