Linda M. Good

Linda M. Good
2006 Outstanding Alumna

Class of 1969

Throughout her career, Linda Good has been known for her high energy level, organizational and team-building skills, and effective communication. These, along with her continuing goal to share knowledge, have made her the successful entrepreneur she is today

Good has always made the most of her opportunities even during her “college years” at East Tennessee State University. While working toward her 1969 BS degree, she flourished as a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, as a cheerleader, and as the head of the Reserve Officer Training Corps women's precision drill team which took first place in the 1969 national drill team competition in Washington , D.C.

After growing her leadership skills at ETSU, Good began her career as a vocational education teacher in high schools in Florida and Tennessee . Then, for 16 years, she was employed by IBM, progressing from sales representative to sales and marketing management. It was with IBM that she gained her first experience in Public Sector and New Business strategic marketing. During her IBM tenure, she was recognized as a top national sales producer as well as an innovative leader; and she lived in Knoxville , Columbia , Atlanta , and Washington , D.C. “As an IBMer, I received the very best business and leadership training—upon which I based the remainder of my career efforts,” says Good.

After she left IBM she tackled the electronic funds transfer and credit card transaction processing industry at an Atlanta-based company as a National Sales Manager. Next, she worked for Shared Medical Systems (since acquired by Siemens Health Solutions) as the Marketing Communications Director and Southwest Regional Manager from 1992 to 1998. With SMS, she resided in Malvern , Pa , New York , Dallas , and Nashville.

After assisting Digital Discoveries, a Knoxville start-up, web-based information source in the employment and staffing industry, Linda created her own business, Good Coaching—a career transition services company. In this capacity Linda completed a variety of projects. One project was with Right Management Consultants as the manager of the Career Center that helped downsized Eastman Chemical Comp any employees find new employment.

During 2002-03, she was a Project Manager with Erroyo, a customized learning solutions company and a subsidiary of RIVR Mediain Knoxville, where she created and revolutionized learning content fore-delivery. Using this experience in a huge volunteer effort for Trout Unlimited, Linda has created an electronic, multimedia module for Wildlife and Ecology classes in Tennessee high schools. This module cleverly uses our only Tennessee native trout, the “Brookie,” to teach the importance of clean air and water.

Currently, Linda satisfies her love of the outdoors and entrepreneurship through Fly fishing classes net, allowing this graduate of Joan Wulff's Instructor School to share her knowledge and passion for the sport of fly fishing through teaching.

Her affiliations include membership in the Fly Fishing Federation of America, Trout Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy.

A 1985 ETSU Award of Honor recipient, she is past president of the ETSU Alumni Association from 1991-92 and aboard member from1988- 92. She is married to Joe Bogle, who recently retired from The Aluminum Company of Americain Alcoa , Tenn.