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Dee Ann Turner

Dee Ann Turner is a business leader, best-selling author and speaker.

She started her career at Chick-fil-A in 1985 as an administrator in the Human Resources department. During those years, she witnessed significant growth and change. Selected as Chick-fil-A’s first female officer in 2001, Dee Ann has led various areas of the business including Human Resources, Franchisee Selection, Culture, Learning and Development, Talent Management and Talent Acquisition. She currently serves as the Vice President, Enterprise Social Responsibility.

In 2015, Dee Ann’s first book, It’s My Pleasure, The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture was released and became a best-seller. She speaks all over the United States and internationally for both business and non-profit organizations on the topics of leading culture, talent selection and talent development among others. During her tenure at Chick-fil-A, Chick-fil-A has grown from 319 restaurants with $161,500,000 in sales to over 2100 restaurants in 46 states and the District of Columbia with annual sales of over $8 billion.

Married to her husband, Ashley for over 30 years, they are the parents of three grown sons, Trenton, Trevor and Trey and daughter-in-love, Katie. She is an avid sports enthusiast and she and Ashley enjoy traveling and active adventures. Together they serve their local church and Dee Ann has served on the boards of a number of ministries that support initiatives for women and children.

You can connect with Dee Ann on twitter @deeannturner or Instagram @itsmy.pleasure or on Facebook: Dee Ann Turner Author.

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"This is one of those rare books that contains such deceptively simple wisdom that you'll wonder, 'Why doesn't every company do this?'"

Patrick Lencioni
President, The Table Group
Author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage