2021 Board of Directors

Lodging Council

Paul Jordan – Hilton Knoxville
Bradley Granger – Residence Inn West
Michael Riley – Oliver Hotel
Joe Valentino – Holiday Inn Express Oak Ridge

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

Kim Bumpas – Visit Knoxville

Education

Holly Knowling – Pellissippi State Community College

Knoxville Convention Center

Mary Bogert – Knoxville Convention Center

Airport

Jim Evans – Metro Knoxville Airport Authority

Director at Large

John Watson – Common Grounds Landscape Management

Hospitality TN Appointments

Paul Jordan -Hilton Knoxville

Michelle Arline – M Gibson Hotels

Bradley Granger – Residence Inn Cedar Bluff
Michael Riley – Oliver Royale
Garish Desai – El Chico Mexican Cafe
Dana Hart – Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
Anne Ross – METTC

Chef Tyler White – University of Tennessee RHTM

President

Paul Jordan – Hilton Knoxville

Secretary/Treasurer

Martha Axford – ABC Designs

VP Lodging

Bradley Granger – Residence Inn 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