Chris McAdoo joins KEC as Director of Strategy and Engagement

Speaking of the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC), it was announced yesterday that Chris McAdoo has joined the organization as Director of Strategy and Engagement.

“Chris knows the soul of the creative entrepreneur, because as a maker, business owner and an artist, he’s lived that reality for over 20 years,” said KEC Executive Director Jim Biggs. “He’s launched his own businesses, spoken all over the country about creative thinking and clear communication, and understands the worlds of technology and advanced manufacturing as well. His diverse experience will be invaluable to us.”

McAdoo describes himself as a self-professed “recovering advertising agency creative director,” having exited Design Sensory in 2020 where he was Creative Director and Account Manager. The company acquired his start-up named the Best Behavior Creative Club in 2018.

The Sevier County native and Carson-Newman University graduate said his first year priorities include directing a new KEC brand rollout “and drawing attention to our area’s innovators and makers who dream big, launch businesses, and bring ideas to life” through initiatives such as the recently launched “Made for Knoxville” campaign.

McAdoo shared his journey during a session of the Fall 2020 “Vol Court Speaker Series & Pitch Competition,” and we captured it in this article.

For more information, read the KEC news release (Chris McAdoo Joins Leadership of KEC).

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