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Women's Council: "Lead in ... the Workplace "
The Women’s Council quarterly programs for 2018 will center around the theme of “Lead in . . . “
The second quarter program will feature Denise Rice, Director of the Tennessee Manufacturer's Association and President of Peak Performance speaking on Leadership in the Workplace.
Ms. Rice was an Operations Executive with a career spanning more than 25 years with Corning, Inc. and their subsidiaries holding positions including Director of Operations, Plant Manager and Engineering manager. Under her leadership, Cormetech a joint equity venture between Corning and Mitsubishi, was awarded Tennessee’s Business Recycler of the year, Gold and Platinum awards for their BEST (Business and Education Working Together) Program with Cleveland High School and was nominated for the U.S. Department of Defense Freedom Award for their support of military veterans. Cormetech also received the prestigious TN Governor’s Award for Environmental Responsibility in Materials Management and was named Company of the Year by the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association.
Ms. Rice has held the position of Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association and president for the Cleveland Associated Industries. She also served on the Boards of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In 2014 she was appointed to the Southeast Tennessee Workforce Development Board.
Rice received her Bachelor’s of Science in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. She received her certificate from The Lean Manufacturing Leadership Institute at the University of Kentucky and a certificate from the Executive Development Institute at Vanderbilt University.