Name: DeWayne Scott
LMT Class: 2016
Employment: Deputy Commissioner
TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Development
““I think we have to know Why We’re Here (our purpose) and that can keep us focused as we incur distractions along the way.”
Work: Deputy Comissioner, TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
About: A Gallatin native and a University of Tennessee graduate, DeWayne has practiced leadership for years. A former Kroger Company executive, he’s a co-founder and CEO of SRS and a business and leadership development consultant for TDS& Associates. DeWayne has been married to his wife, Kaye, for 36 years and is a father to three and grandfather to four. He’s an active member of his community and serves as a shepherd and associate minister in his church. He assumed his new role with the state of Tennessee in March 2021.
Leadership: “Using my influence to make my community and the people I come in contact with better than before they met me.”
Favorite Book on Leadership: Purpose Driven LIfe by Rick Warren. “I think we have to know Why We’re Here (our purpose) and that can keep us focused as we incur distractions along the way. “
Regional Issue: “Doing what I can to assist those that are disadvantaged to create opportunities to better themselves and their families.
Favorite LMT Experience: “The bus rides between sessions and the bonding that occurred. “
Dream Lunch Partner: Nelson Mandela
Favorite Quote: “Seek to undersand rather than to be understood.”
You’d Be Surprised to Know: He bakes! “I’ve perfected my mother’s chocolate meringue pie and homeade banana pudding.”