McCallum joined the University of Tennessee Foundation as the Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement in September 2014. He assists in overseeing UT’s campus-wide strategy for engaging industry and is responsible for developing and maintaining the University’s key local corporate partnerships. He works closely with staff and faculty of the University’s 11 colleges, research centers, institutes, the UT Research Foundation and other corporate entry points on campus to connect industry needs to university resources. In addition, he assists in coordinating and advancing UT’s efforts with private foundations by working closely with the Office of Research, UT administration, and faculty to successfully identify and cultivate partnerships with private foundations.
Prior to joining UT, he managed leadership and workforce development efforts for TVA here in the Knoxville area. Rickey graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a B.S. Sports Management and Marketing.