Once again TN-ASPA’s Annual Symposium will feature the Awards Luncheon, a time for us to honor the exceptional performance of two individuals in the field of public administration.
This year, Tom Fleming will receive Hoy Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to retired Tennessee administrators who, during their lifetimes, have made contributions of profound impact to public administration. Through their public service careers, these individuals have improved our society and inspired others.
Mr. Fleming began his career in state government with the Tennessee Public Service Commission, where he established the Utility Assessment Division and served as its first Director. He left state government for a short period of time, returning in 1989 to the Comptroller’s Office as the Director of the Office of Local Government. In October of 1989 Mr. Fleming was also named Director of Property Assessments, and in 1998 he was appointed Assistant to the Comptroller, a position he has served in until the present time, advising the past three Comptrollers.
Mr. Fleming holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University. He has been actively involved with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and has served as president in that organization, as well as being named the IAAO Most Valued Member in 1981. He is a Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) and has earned the IAAO Professional Designee – Certificate of Professional Accomplishment. He is a charter member of the Tennessee Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers. Mr. Fleming will retire in 2013 after 44 years of service to the state of Tennessee.