Joan Cronan is a nationally known speaker and business consultant. For nearly thirty years, she was Director of Women’s Athletics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She was appointed United Way Chair and Chair of Leadership Knoxville, as well as serving on the First Tennessee Bank Advisory Board, as a Trustee for the U.S. Sports Academy, and on the Board of Trustees at Carson-Newman College. Sports Business Journal named her a Champion in Sports Business. She was elected President of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics. Cronan has been inducted into the Louisiana State University Hall of Distinction, the College of Charleston Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions.