The Tennessee Tourism Committee is represented by members of tourism from every region of the state. The members are all leaders of their organizations and range from convention and visitors bureaus to attractions to chambers of commerce to hotels. The committee also has advisory members that include the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, the University of Tennessee and the Center for Non-profit Management. Please click on the committee member names below to view and download their full biographies.
Chairman – Colin V. Reed
Chairman, President and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Co-Chair – Ted Miller
Business Manager and Partner, Dolly Parton Productions
Co-Chair – Jack Soden
President and CEO, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Commissioner - Susan Whitaker
Commissioner of Tourist Development, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
CEO, Tennessee Hospitality Association
President, Tennessee Aquarium
Vice President Marketing and Public Relations, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau
Founder, Arrington Vineyards
Country Music Artist
President, Visit Knoxville
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
General Manager, Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
Regional Manager, Ripley’s Entertainment, Inc.
Robert B. Doak
President and CEO, Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Executive Director, Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
President and CEO, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau
Vice President of the Consumer Group, Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway
Executive Director, Jackson-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Executive Director, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
President and CEO, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation
President and CEO, Music Road Hospitality
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Director of Planning and Investments, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Assistant Commissioner of Marketing, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
President, Sullivan Branding
President, Center for Nonprofit Management
Director of Marketing, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Director of Research, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation
Founder, Partner and CEO, Sullivan Branding