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Dewayne is a 1988 University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate in Economics and Business Management. The first 15 years of his career were at Kroger Company in the executive ranks followed by 17 years as President/CEO of SRS Incorporated, a company Dewayne co- founded in 2001. Under his leadership, SRS successfully completed over 300 contracts as a prime contractor for 15 different federal agencies and in 2008 was the 250th fastest growing company in the US. 


Dewayne is now focused on sharing his corporate and entrepreneurial experience with individuals and businesses through his consulting firm, TDS & Associates. Furthermore, in March 2021, Dewayne was appointed and accepted the position of Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, where he leads the strategic planning and leadership development areas for the agency. 

Dewayne is the recent author of the book, Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone,” available now; and plans to release his second title in 2023.


Dewayne has been married to Kaye Johnson-Scott for 38 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, golfing and meeting people. At the foundation of Dewayne’s focus for conducting successful business is a God-centered focus on biblical core values of Integrity, Humility and Generosity. 

"Time and circumstances change the minds of most people."

— Dewayne Scott

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