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
President, Dolly Parton Productions
Co-Chair – Jack Soden
CEO, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Commissioner - Susan Whitaker
Commissioner of Tourist Development, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
President & CEO, Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism 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
Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, 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, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
President and CEO, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp
President and CEO, Music Road Hospitality
Founder, Partner and CEO, Sullivan Branding
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Director of Planning and Investments, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Chief Marketing Officer
President, Sullivan Branding
Director of Research, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Partners
Director of Development
Assistant Commissioner, Administration
Public Information Officer & Director of Public Relations
Director of Sales
Director of Marketing
Assistant Commissioner, Welcome Centers