Senior Advisor on Workforce & Rural Initiatives
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Jared Bigham currently serves as the Senior Advisor on Workforce & Rural Initiatives for the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Director of Chattanooga 2.0. Dr. Bigham has worked as the Director of College & Career Readiness with TN SCORE, and before this, Dr. Bigham served as a K-12 supervising principal, a high school principal, and an elementary principal. Dr. Bigham has served on multiple state and national committees, in addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Rural Education Association, of which he is still an executive board member, and he currently serves as a member of the National Rural Education Association policy committee. He is a contributor to national education blogs like Edweek.org, the author of three books, and cohost of the weekly National Rural Education Association podcast. Dr. Bigham is also an adjunct instructor, teaching classes in leadership, philosophy of education, and school/community relations.