TTL is pleased to introduce John Cheney as Tennessee Regional Business Development Director. John brings his 25 years of experience in business development and project management to this position where he will build and enhance client relationships, support long-term client and pursuit strategy, and lead TTL’s community and industry engagement.

Growing up with a contractor dad, John worked on roof-tops while assisting his dad with take-offs and estimates. With a love for taking someone’s inspiration to reality, John obtained his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Auburn University in Auburn, AL and took part in the Mexico Study Abroad Program studying pre-Columbian architecture. Johns unique background in contracting combined with his education in Architecture, skills in problem-solving, and a deep understanding of the impacts of design on construction allowed him to bring his clients vision to life effectively, economically, and practically.

John also learned the importance of relationships from his grandfather, a dentist who always put his clients at ease by building relationships. John has embraced the role of business development focusing his career on building authentic relationships that enable him and his colleagues to help solve his client’s challenges.

Passionate about community and industry involvement, John is a Rotary International two-time club president, Paul Harris Fellow, and Multi-District Board Member for International Youth Exchange in 13 states, North America, Latin America, and Europe. John is also involved in the Society of Military Engineers (SAME), Tennessee School Plant Managers (TSPMA), Tennessee Sheriffs Association (TSA), and the Southern Economic Development Council.

John and his wife Connie love to get out on their bikes on the greenway, root for the Auburn Tigers, and spend time with their three adult daughters.