Raised in Memphis, Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam graduated with a double major in finance and marketing from Emory University’s College of Business in 1980 and served as the vice president of the Business School Council.
After she and her husband, Governor Bill Haslam, were married and moved to Knoxville in 1981, Mrs. Haslam worked as the assistant director of admissions for the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She received her master’s degree in education, in the program of college student personnel, from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1985, where she also worked as an adviser in the College of Liberal Arts.
The Haslams have two daughters, Annie and Leigh, a son, Will, and a daughter-in-law, Hannah. The first lady is a long-time member of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, has served on a variety of local boards, and has volunteered extensively at the Love Kitchen, a provider of meals for Knoxville’s poor and homebound population.