Criminal Justice Hosting a Night with Tennessee Inspector General

The Tennessee Wesleyan University (TWU) Criminal Justice department, Criminal Justice club, and the Professional Leadership in Criminal Justice (PLCJ) program will host McMinn County-native Kim Harmon for a special evening of stories, experience, and wisdom from the Tennessee Inspector General.


Kim HarmonHarmon has held the office of Inspector General since 2018, serving earlier in her career as a Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and a Special Agent and Auditor for the Tennessee Department of Revenue.


The event will be held in the Johnson Event Center inside the Colloms Campus Center on the TWU campus November 10, 2021. Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees will enjoy a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, with the event starting at 6 p.m. 


The event, titled From Wallflower to Undercover Agent to Inspector General, is open to anyone in the community and is free of cost thanks to the generosity of sponsors Athens Insurance & Warren Jackson CPA’s, PLLC. However, RSVP is required on the event webpage. 


“I’m thrilled about Tennessee’s Inspector General, Kim Harmon, sharing an evening with us at TWU on November 10,” said Deb Wallace, Director of the PLCJ program. “The professional experience she brings to the table is phenomenal and the way she shares her story is epic. What an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to meet and learn from Tennessee’s ‘Fraud Fight’n Leader of the Pack,’ a woman who got her start right here in McMinn County.”


Harmon previously worked as the Special Agent in Charge in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s (TBI) Training Division from January 2011 to January 2018, where she developed and oversaw several law enforcement academies, including training TBI Special Agents.