Proffitt, Derrick


Assistant Professor of Business


Direct Line: 423-636-0556
Campus Phone: Ext. 5029
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5016
Office: Knoxville Regional Center
Department: College of Business
Campus or Site Location: Knoxville

Derrick Proffitt has several years of operations and marketing management experience managing several multimillion dollar companies. Derrick Proffitt has been a featured speaker or lecturer at Gatlinburg Hospitality Association, East Tennessee Leadership, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and various marketing and management consulting groups. Derrick has extensive consulting experience in analyzing organizations and complex processes while making recommendations and creating Best Practices for the client’s needs. Derrick loves music, college sports and traveling.

Derrick Proffitt is also a direct descendent of David Proffitt Sr. David Proffitt, Senior, is recorded as a member of the Dunmore/Shenandoah County, Virginia Militia in 1775. Records indicate that he continued to serve throughout the War and became a Captain of Militia on June 26, 1783. The various companies and individual members of the Shenandoah County Militia were very active during the Revolutionary War, due in part, to the continual warfare waged by British, Loyalist and Indian forces along the frontier. In addition, they fought under Daniel Morgan in the battles of Saratoga and King’s Mountain and were heavily represented in the Battle of Yorktown.