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Entrepreneurs Club

College of Business and Technology

Guest Speakers

The ETSU Entrepreneurs’ Club would like to thank our speakers for fall semester 2017.  Without their willingness to help the club would not be possible.


Dr. Bill Duncan

Dr. Duncan is vice provost for Research and Sponsored Programs at East Tennessee State University.  He also serves as president of the ETSU’s Research Foundation and oversees the university’s intellectual property, patents and copyrights. He is responsible for all technology transfer activities associated with ETSU intellectual property and provides oversight for ETSU’s business incubator, the Innovation Laboratory, and currently serves on the Innovation Laboratory’s Board of Directors.


Ms. Leanna Johnson

Ms. Johnson is general manager for her family’s business, Valley Equipment in Jonesborough, Tennessee.  This is a 60-year-old company that sells industrial machinery and remanufactures used equipment for domestic and international markets.


Ms. Beth Hutton

Ms. Hutton is co-owner of Just Jump Trampoline Park.  She worked at Bristol Tennessee Essential Service for 10 years, leading her to co-found The Motive Group. The firm assisted utilities around the U.S. with operational and financial plans for developing and operating telecommunications business within their existing organization. Hutton is now co-owner of Just Jump Trampoline Park with two locations in the Tri-Cities and a third one currently under construction.


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