2018 Board of Directors

Lodging Council

Fred Bullard – Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West
Lisa Benker – TownePlace Suites Oak Ridge
Michael Riley – Oliver Hotel
Joe Valentino – Holiday Inn Express Oak Ridge

Max Janow – Red Roof Inn Plus & Suites
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

Max Janow – Red Roof Inn Plus & Suites
Fred Bullard – Hilton Garden
Michael Riley – Oliver Royale
Garish Desai – El Chico Mexican Cafe
Mary Bogert – Knoxville Convention Center
Anne Ross – METTC

President

Fred Bullard – Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West

Secretary/Treasurer

Martha Axford – ABC Designs

VP Lodging

Lisa Benker – TownePlace Suites Oak Ridge

VP Restaurant

Brenda Herron – Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants

VP Attraction/Museum

Tom Bugg – Tennessee Theater

VP Service/Supplier

Martha Axford – ABC Designs