Kick-off Luncheon 2024

Chattanooga Engineers Week

The Engineers Week Kick-off Luncheon starts off the celebration of Engineers Week for the Chattanooga Area. It is an event that highlights the contribution of engineering to the betterment of the world and encourages participants to recognize the importance of their work.

Event Information

When: Monday, Feb 19, 2024
Where: UTC University Center’s Tennessee Room
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


Cost of $25 per person or $250 for a table of 8

Contact Lulu Copeland for details and sponsorship.

2024 Kickoff Luncheon Guest Speaker

Denise Hartmann

Senior Vice President Dispersions & Resins Division
BASF Corporation

TOPIC: Engineering our Global Sustainable Future

Bio: Denise is responsible for the North and South American division of the Dispersions and Resins Business Unit and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Denise and her husband, Ian Crancer enjoy most outdoor activities including hiking and boating and both love to travel. Together, they summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2018. Denise also enjoys long distance running and is an avid volunteer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Denise earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA, with emphasis in Finance and Marketing from the University of Michigan.