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 the Chair of the Milan Tennessee Regional Planning Commission, Election Commissioner for Gibson County, and Member of the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for West Tennessee. Joe is Vice President for Facilities Technical Services for 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, before founding a leadership and management consulting firm; all prior to his current position with Sodexo. Joe has significant experience mentoring young 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, Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, and has completed 38 post graduate hours in Organizational Management and Leadership. Joe has been involved with the Miss America and Miss Tennessee organizations for over 20 years. In addition to numerous military awards earned during his distinguished career, Joe was named an Outstanding Intellectual for the 21st Century by Cambridge International, a Who’s Who Distinguished Humanitarian in 2018 and is a recipient of the Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. He and his wife, Janie, reside in Milan, Tennessee and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.