Dee Ann Turner is Vice President, Sustainability for Chick-fil-A, Inc. She began her career with the organization more than 30 years ago and has spent the majority of her career developing and leading Corporate Talent. She has played an intricate role in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture while overseeing recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and the recruitment and selection of Chick-fil-A Franchisees.
Dee Ann’s insightful knowledge and applicable tools to building an incredible and influential company culture are revealed in her book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and A Compelling Culture.
Dee Ann attended Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in Journalism and Christian Education. She later completed her education at Clayton State University in Atlanta with a degree in Management. She received further certifications at Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, and she completed the prestigious Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Dee Ann currently serves on the board of advisors at the business school at Lubbock Christian University and on the board of advisors for First Care Clinics. Previously, she served as Board chair for the Kenya Project, an organization that provides education, homes, food and spiritual growth for children in Kenya. She has also served as a Board member of Proverbs 31 ministry in Charlotte, NC. She has a passion for missions that support women and children and strengthen families. Dee Ann and her husband, Ashley, have been married for more than 30 years and they have three sons, Trenton, Trevor and Trey.