Joni served as the Executive Assistant to the President at PEF for 19 years. In addition to her role as Executive Assistant, she supported the first year of the BlueSky Tennessee Institute alongside the BlueSky Recruitment and Strategy consultant and PEF’s internal BlueSky team from 2021-2022.
In 2022, Joni transitioned to her new role as Program Coordinator for the Project Inspire Teacher Residency and College and Career Success programs, reporting to the Director of each program. In addition, she provides administrative support to the Finance and Operations department reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.
In her current roles, Joni brings her experience working across multiple aspects of an effective non-profit; through event planning, team collaboration, strategic communication and coordination, and administrative and logistical organization.
Joni relocated from Atlanta to Chattanooga in 2003 and quickly settled into her role at PEF. She attended the University of Georgia, but as the daughter of one of Dodd’s boys, her heart will always belong to Georgia Tech.