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Joe Albright

Joe Albright


Joe Albright is honored to serve as the CEO and Board Chair of the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition, Inc. Joe comes to the position while concurrently serving as an Election Commissioner for Gibson County, and Member of the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for West Tennessee. Joe is an Engineering and Facilities Consultant to the Jackson (TN) Madison County School System. He was previously employed as the Chief Operating Officer for the Jackson, MS Public Schools and prior to that as Vice President for Facilities Technical Services for the Universities and Schools Segments for Sodexo North America. He retired from the Army as a Colonel and then served as a Senior Army Civilian in the Office of the Secretary of the Army for a total of over 32 years of service to our Nation, before founding a leadership and management consulting firm.

Joe has significant experience mentoring leaders in both the government and corporate sectors, including several individuals who have attained General Officer or Civilian Equivalent rank as well as senior partners in Fortune 100 companies. He earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and has completed 39 post graduate hours in Organizational Management and Leadership.

Joe has been involved with the Miss America and Miss Tennessee organizations for over 25 years. In addition to numerous awards earned during his distinguished military career, Joe was named an Outstanding Intellectual for the 21st Century by Cambridge International, a Who’s Who Distinguished Humanitarian in 2018, is a recipient of the Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award and was named a Top 100 Educator for 2022. He and his wife, Janie, reside in Milan, Tennessee and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

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