Kevin Whalen was born and raised in Memphis, TN.  He and his family make their home in Piney Flats, TN.  He is responsible for daily operations, policy development, safety and risk coordination, planning and supervision of various agency programs and services with First Tennessee Human Resource Agency, Johnson City, TN.

He is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Energy Management from the School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, and a Master’s Degree from East Tennessee State University in Public Administration with concentration in Urban & Regional Planning and Development.

Career experience includes Apparel Product Planning and Manufacturing, Restaurant and Hospitality Management, Project Planning for Regional Economic Development, and most recently as the Corporate Operations Director and Risk Manager for a Quasi-Governmental Agency at First Tennessee Human Resource Agency.  In 2015 Kevin was presented with the TnPRIMA Public Risk Manager of the Year Award for his hard work in safety and risk management with that organization.