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Conflict of Interest Committee

The Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee is charged with reviewing complex disclosures and determining whether a management plan is necessary to protect the interests of the individual and the university. The Committee may request a meeting with the disclosing party to obtain additional information to determine if a conflict exists. We report all unresolved conflicts to the designated University official.

The Conflict of Interest Committee is not a policymaking body but can make policy recommendations. The Committee has opportunities that may be limited in others, in being able to determine if policies governing an array of concern areas meet with the needs of UT’s mission across UTK, UTSI, and UTIA.

Financial Conflict of Interest Committee Members

Jay Taylor Bailey, Chair, CoI Compliance Manager, Finance & Administration

Andy Benson, Manager for Special Projects, Office of Audit and Compliance

Brad Day, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research, Innovation, & Economic Development

Aziz Ahmad, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Diane Kelly, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost

Tarah Keeler, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources

Kim McCullock, Associate Vice Chancellor, Finance & Administration

Cynthia Nichols, Budget Director, Experiment Station – Administration

Lela Young, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel