The J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in
Business LeadershipMark E. Mendenhall holds the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
The vision of the Frierson Chair of Excellence is to conduct and sponsor cutting-edge research on leadership and management, and to spread that knowledge throughout the local community, the nation, and the world.
The Frierson Chair carries out this vision by sponsoring worthy research projects, organizing conferences, and publishing the findings that emerge from these projects. The ideas that are generated from the publications are then taken to the business community via public and private seminars, speeches, practitioner conferences, and consulting projects.