HELPING MAKE TENNESSEE THE STATE OF OPPORTUNITY
A PASSION FOR PEOPLE & PETS
Randy & Jenny’s Work
Randy and Jenny are committed to making Tennessee THE State of Opportunity – for better education – for better jobs – for everyone. They are devoting the rest of their lives to giving back to the state that has given them so much.
More than 25 years ago, Randy risked everything he owned to create Radio Systems Corporation. Today, the company sells more than 4,600 pet products in over 60 countries, with annual revenues of nearly $500 million. Randy continues to encourage and support other entrepreneurs through the Boyd Venture Fund, Junior Achievement, and other initiatives.
In just the last two years, Randy and Jenny have given more than $10 million to more than 100 charitable causes, from entrepreneurship and education, to child and animal welfare, and so much more. This year, their Boyd Foundation launched the Tennessee Dog Park Dash to better support community dog parks and to help make Tennessee the most pet-friendly state in the nation.
As Tennessee’s former Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, Randy helped secure over 50,000 new job commitments and a record-breaking $11 billion in new capital investment in just two years. Today, Randy and his family are dedicated to revitalizing the “Old City” in Knoxville by renovating historic buildings and returning the area to its former glory.
Learn More About RANDY
Randy Boyd is the President of The University of Tennessee where he serves as chief executive officer of the statewide university system that includes five campuses. A successful entrepreneur, business, and philanthropic leader, Boyd is the founder and chairman of Radio Systems Corporation in Knoxville.
Randy and his wife Jenny have been married for 33 years and have two sons, Harrison and Thomas, with daughter-in-law Lindsey and their first granddaughter Wiley Mae, and their two family dogs, Oskar and Jolene.