Committee Members

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. Please click on the committee member names below to view their full biographies.

Chairman – Colin V. Reed
Chairman and CEO, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Co-Chair – Jack Soden
CEO, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Commissioner – Kevin Triplett
Commissioner of Tourist Development, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development


Greg Adkins
President & CEO, Tennessee  Hospitality & Tourism Association

Charlie Arant
President, Tennessee Aquarium

Regena Bearden
Chief Marketing Officer, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

Sharon Brawner
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Kix Brooks
Founder, Arrington Vineyards
Country Music Artist

Kim Bumpas
President, Visit Knoxville 

Steve Cruz
Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Robert  B. Doak
President and CEO, Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Leon Downey
Executive Director, Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism

Kevin Kane
President and CEO, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

Logan McCabe
Vice President of the Consumer Group, Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway

Brenda McCroskey
Chief Executive Officer, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce

E.L. Morton
County Mayor, Campbell County, Tennessee

Lori Nunnery
Executive Director, Jackson-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Vicki Simms
Executive Director, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

Butch Spyridon
President and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Kyle Young
 Chief Executive Officer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Advisory Members

Aaron Gumpenberger
Director of Planning and Investments, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Gary Hahn
VP of Marketing & Media, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Deana Ivey
Chief Marketing Officer, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Chelsea McCready
Director of Research, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Partners

Melanie Beauchamp
Director of Outreach and Engagement

John Carr
Assistant Commissioner, Administration

Cindy Dupree
Public Information Officer & Director of Public Relations

Kimberly Leonard
Director of Sales

Nekasha Pratt
Director of Marketing

Pete Rosenboro
Assistant Commissioner, Welcome Centers

Brian Wagner
Assistant Commissioner, Marketing