Mark Chandler

Mark Chandler
Business Coordinator, West Tennessee

rchand10@utk.edu

Mark Chandler is a regional Business Coordinator located in Paris, Tennessee.  He conducts outreach and marketing activities within the business community to promote the benefits of employing people with disabilities.  He provides professional development and employment services to assist Tennessee businesses in recruiting, hiring and retaining qualified employees.  He works in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services to increase employment opportunities for individuals served by this agency.  Mark has been in this role since July, 2018.  In addition, Mark currently serves as the Workforce Development Coordinator for the West Tennessee Workforce Development Board.

Mark retired from the State of Tennessee – Department of Labor & Workforce Development in July 2015 with 31 years of service.  He previously served as the department’s West Tennessee Regional Director and in Nashville as the Statewide Director of Field Operations.  He is a member of the National Association of Workforce Boards and the Southeastern Employment & Training Association.  He is a member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, having served as the President of the Tennessee Chapter.  He is a former member of the  U. S. Department of Defense Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve.  Mark is a graduate of the UT-Martin WestStar Leadership Program, Class of 2000.