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L & OD Staff

Will Ploskonka

Manager, Learning and Organizational Development


Will Ploskonka is the Learning and Organizational Development Manager for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Will joined the Big Orange family in February 2019. Will has over 30 years of experience in strategically hiring, developing and retaining leaders and staff. The focus of Will’s time in Organizational Development has been on leadership development, employee engagement, and content presentation / facilitation. Will is a Certified Organization Development Professional (Institute for Organization Development) and an awarded facilitator. Will holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from UT. Will is highly motivated and driven to impact formal and informal leaders at all levels within organizational structures.


Kerrie Johnson

Consultant, Learning and Organizational Development


Kerrie Johnson serves as the Learning and Organizational Development Consultant for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Before joining UT in 2021, Kerrie served as the Training Manager for a facilities management company where she focused on developing and retaining staff.  Prior to that role, Kerrie spent her time in higher education.  Her roles included Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Life, and Assistant Director of Student Life, where she focused on developing student leaders.  Kerrie holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from North Central College.