Ann Rigell joined the Energage team in July 2013, after retiring from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) as Director of Talent Management after 31.5 years. In her role with ORAU, she managed a team of 10 and was responsible for Employment, Development (including all required and developmental training, educational reimbursement, and professional memberships), Outplacement, and Performance Management.
She is very excited to be working with Energage because she was responsible for implementing Catalytic Coaching at ORAU, working with Gary to get the program implemented and everyone trained. She then ran the program through its first two years, getting it off to a good start. She thinks CC is a wonderful program and was pleased to see significant changes in many employees’ lives and futures as a result of the system. ORAU has experienced positive results from moving to Catalytic Coaching.
Ann was born in Atlanta, attended high school in Jackson, MS, and went to college at Maryville College in Maryville, TN. She received her BA in English from Maryville College and her MS in Communications from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
She and her husband Craig live in Ten Mile, TN, now, where she enjoys being on the water (Watts Bar Lake) and is currently serving as the national President of the Alumni Association for Maryville College. They have two children and three grandchildren, and enjoy being with any and all of them, when they can.
Her daughter, Ginny is the Principal at John Sevier Elementary School in Maryville, TN; her husband is project engineer for AMEC in Oak Ridge, they have a daughter Sydney, 16; and two sons James, 8; and Ben, 4.
Her son, Allen is a Psychiatrist in Madison, WI; his wife, Amanda, is an English teacher in Madison; they have a country/folk/indie band called Count This Penny.
Ann’s husband, Craig, is a retired educator of 40 years in Oak Ridge and Athens, TN, serving as School Superintendent for Athens City Schools for his last 10 years, retiring in 2010.