2018 Board of Directors

Lodging Council

Fred Bullard – Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West
Lisa Benker – Courtyard by Marriott Alcoa
Michael Riley – Oliver Hotel
Joe Valentino – Holiday Inn Express Oak Ridge
Paul Jordan – Hilton Knoxville
Sam Patel – Comfort Inn Powell

Restaurant Council

Brenda Herron – Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants
Garish Desai – El Chico Mexican Cafe

 

Service/Supplies Council

Jim Bales – Kelsan
Martha Axford – ABC Design

Attraction/Museum

Tom Bugg – Tennessee Theater

Visit Knoxville

Laney Palmieri – Visit Knoxville

Education

 

Knoxville Convention Center

Mary Bogert – Knoxville Convention Center

Airport

Jim Evans – Metro Knoxville Airport Authority

Director at Large

John Watson – Common Grounds Landscape Management

TnHTA Appointments

Paul Jordan -Hilton Knoxville
Fred Bullard – Hilton Garden
Michael Riley – Oliver Royale
Reed Lindsey – Buddy’s Bar-B-Q
Mary Bogert – Knoxville Convention Center
Anne Ross – METTC

Chair of the Board

Fred Bullard – Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West

Secretary/Treasurer

Martha Axford – ABC Designs

VP Lodging

Lisa Benker – Hampton Inn West at Cedar Bluff

VP Restaurant

Brenda Herron – Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants

VP Attraction/Museum

Tom Bugg – Tennessee Theater

VP Service/Supplier

Martha Axford – ABC Designs