The Tennessee Labor Management Foundation brings together the state's top executives, union leaders, academia and decision makers. Regarded as one of the top labor-management organizations in the state, they provide an association between labor, management and higher education, offering educational conferences statewide.


This fully volunteer organization hosts annual conferences focusing on current workplace topics including communication and conflict management, collaborative negotiations, labor relations and employment law, and others.

Executive Board Officers

  • Van Tenpenny, President
    • Wayne Bolinger, Treasurer
      • Tony McBee, President-Elect
        • Chad Wallace, Past President       
        • Bobby Parker, Secretary

        Advisory Board

        The advisory board is comprised of representatives from the following organizations:

        • Air Engineering Metal Trades Council at AEDC
        • Alliance for American Manufacturing
        • Athens State University
        • Atomic Trades and Labor Council
        • Chugach Management Services at AEDC
        • Federal Mediation and Concilliation Services
        • Golden Services
        • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 10th District
        • International Guards Union of America Local 3
        • Memphis Diversity and Inclusion
        • Memphis General Services Division
        • Tennessee Building and Construction Trades Council
        • TN American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
        • United Auto Workers CAP Council
        • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1995
        • United Steel Workers Local 1155
        • United Way Mid-South
        • URS|CH2M Oak Ridge
        • UT-Battelle Oak Ridge National Laboratory

        Board Members

        The Board of Directors includes members of the following:

        • Atomic Trades and Labor Council
        • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
        • Consolidated Nuclear Security Y-12
        • Cooperative Agreement of Labor and Management
        • Federal Mediation and Concilliation Service
        • International Guards Union of America Local 3
        • TN American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
        • TN Bureau of Workers' Compensation
        • TN Human Rights Commission
        • United Steel Workers District 9 Local 7655