Jennifer M. Lankford is Senior Corporate Counsel for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc. With over 670 stores in 45 states, Ms. Lankford’s role includes advising on employment law matters affecting the company’s 80,000 plus employees. Ms. Lankford oversees both the legal litigation team and the Employee Relations department. Prior to joining Cracker barrel, Ms. Lankford was a partner with Thompson Burton, PLLC in Franklin, Tennessee. In 2017, Jennifer was appointed by Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Board of Appeals, the panel for state employees seeking to appeal a demotion, suspension, or termination by the State of Tennessee.
Jennifer received her J.D. in 2010 from the University of Tennessee College of Law and graduated in 2007 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Jennifer has volunteered for TJC for several years and passionately supports the organization’s mission and dedication to Tennessee’s families and their health care.