Tierra Kavanaugh (Turner) Wayne, CEO of TKT & Associates, has joined the Board of Water Works, the governing body for Louisville Water.
Wayne, a native of Danville, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
She has held various management positions with such companies as BellSouth Mobility (now known as AT&T) and American Express. She is the founder and previous owner of Executive Courier Express LLC, a small package express delivery business.
In March 2004, Wayne was appointed by Governor Ernie Fletcher to serve as the first executive director for the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment.
Wayne had the responsibility of researching and formulating policies affecting Kentucky’s minority community in the areas of economic development, education, healthcare, housing, government services and criminal justice.
In 2006, Wayne founded TKT & Associates, Inc., which has become a leader in workplace diversity management and professional staffing for the public and private sectors.
In 2008, she was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear as a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee, 30th Judicial Circuit and District.
In 2012, she launched a subsidiary of TKT & Associates called TKT-nectir Global Staffing. It’s a full-service agency serving such industries as manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, government, financial services and utilities.
Wayne co-founded a subsidiary of TKT & Associates called TKTKonnect, a workforce managed service provider, in 2013.
In addition to the Board of Water Works, Wayne is a member of the Executive Committee of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) and the chair of GLI’s Public Policy Committee.
She serves on the board of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce as an Executive Committee member and is the Vice Chair of Public Affairs. She also serves as an Executive Committee board member of Leadership KY.
The Board of Water Works is a seven-member, bi-partisan body. Louisville’s mayor serves ex-officio and appoints the remaining six members for staggered four-year terms.