Chip Bryant

Chip Bryant is a highly accomplished senior executive with a remarkable track record of success in fundraising, sales, management, relationship building, and strategic planning.

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For the past three decades, Chip has demonstrated his expertise in various leadership roles, including Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), a role he held from August 2016 to July 2023. During his tenure, Chip’s teams achieved extraordinary results, setting multi-year school fundraising records and raising over $1.3 billion while fostering exceptional donor engagement.

Prior to his role as Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Chip held key positions within UTK, where he played pivotal roles in various campaigns and initiatives. As the Director of Campus Wide Campaigns, he spearheaded fundraising drives that brought crucial resources to the university. Additionally, during his tenure as the Executive Director of Development for the Haslam College of Business, Chip’s expertise in relationship building played a pivotal role in nurturing donor relationships and garnering crucial funding for business education and research initiatives. His keen understanding of the needs and aspirations of donors enabled him to match their philanthropic interests with the university’s strategic priorities.

From 2002-2006 Chip made his mark in the sports marketing industry with Action Sports Media. As Regional Vice President, he was responsible for business development and managing numerous collegiate properties across the nation. His expertise in marketing and relationship building played a vital role in enhancing the visibility and financial success of these sports programs.

Beyond his impressive professional accomplishments, Chip is highly regarded in higher education circles for his ability to create a culture of philanthropy and instill a deep sense of commitment to giving back. His donor-centric approach has been a driving force in fostering lasting partnerships and making a meaningful difference in the lives of students and faculty members.

Education: B.S., University of Tennessee