Dee Ann Turner


Job Title: Author, CEO, Former Vice President of Sustainability, Chick-fil-A, Inc

Specialties: Company culture cultivation, top talent retention

Favorite Quote: “She lived a consequential life.” – on Barbara Bush, documentary quote

Their Books:
It’s My Pleasure
Bet on Talent
Crush Your Career

Their Podcast:
It’s My Pleasure
Bet on Talent
Talent, Culture, Character and Chemistry

Dee Ann is a 33-year veteran of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Prior to retirement in 2018, she was Vice President, Talent and Vice President, Sustainability. The company’s first female officer, she was instrumental in building and growing Chick-fil-A’s well-known culture and talent systems. During her long career, she worked closely with Chick-fil-A’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, and other key leaders as an architect of their organizational culture. She was responsible for thousands of selections of Chick-fil-A Franchisees and corporate staff members. Additionally, she led Talent Management, Staff Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Culture and Engagement. Most recently, Dee Ann launched and led the Sustainability function focusing on Chick-fil-A’s strategy to implement sustainable practices at the $11 billion company.

Today, she leads her own organization, Dee Ann Turner, LLC, writing books, speaking to over 50 audiences per year and consulting and coaching leaders globally. She is the author of the best seller, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture and Bet On Talent. Her latest book, Crush Your Career, will be released March 2021.