Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Our Team

Our knowledgeable and dedicated team is one of the reasons that, every day, more and more businesses select Tennessee to relocate or expand their facilities.

Executive Leadership Team

Whether you want to expand or relocate your facility, connecting with the right people is everything.

Stuart C. McWhorter


Allen Borden

Deputy Commissioner of Business, Community and Rural Development

Paula Davis

Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Administration

Brooxie Carlton

Assistant Commissioner of Community and Rural Development

Sharon Kolb

Assistant Commissioner and General Counsel

Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Paul VanderMeer

Assistant Commissioner of Administration

Jennings Ragan

Advisor to the Commissioner & Scheduler

Yolanda Mitchell

Executive Administrative Assistant

Legislative Affairs

Braden Stover

Director of Legislation

Business Development Staff

We offer first-class service to ensure your investment will continue to grow. To learn more about available site locations, eligible incentives for your business, our business-friendly regulations, and why our infrastructure is second to none, contact our team.

Chassen Haynes

Senior Director of Business Development

Edward W. B. Burch

Director of Business Development

Callie Cook

Director of Business Development

Dana Ferguson

Director of Business Development

Jennifer Birdwell

Project Specialist

Debbie Clabo

Director of Tax

Allyson Crystal

Business Development Specialist

Charita Allen

Director of Workforce Development

Jennie McCabe

Workforce Development Consultant

Regional Business Consultants

Lyndi Berrones

Northern Middle Tennessee Regional Director

Tracey Exum

Southwest Tennessee Regional Director

John Hatfield

Southern Middle Tennessee Regional Director

Janna Hellums

Northwest Tennessee Regional Director

Gary Human

East Tennessee Regional Director

Angela Regitko

Upper Cumberland Regional Director

Blake Swaggart

Greater Memphis Regional Director

Lynn Tully

Northeast Tennessee Regional Director

Sam Wills

Southeast Tennessee Regional Director

Crystal Bryant

Business Development Consultant, East Tennessee

Ordis Copeland

Business Development Consultant, Greater Memphis

Kenderek Harris

Business Development Consultant, Greater Memphis

Erin Hutchens

Business Development Consultant, Northern Middle Tennessee

Anissa Ingram

Business Development Consultant, Southeast Tennessee

Tessa Kyle

Business Development Consultant, Northwest Region Tennessee

Jill Osborne

Business Development Consultant, Upper Cumberland

Michelle Scarbrough

Business Development Consultant, East Tennessee

Scottie Tudor

Business Development Consultant, Southern Middle Tennessee

Allison Woodward

Business Development Consultant, Northeast Tennessee

Hannah Young

Business Development Consultant, Southeast Tennessee


The TNECD global team includes foreign direct investment recruitment representatives, as well as offices in strategic locations around the world.

Karel Abboud

Global Director of FDI and Trade

Steffen Bayer

Director of Business Development, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

Adam Breeze

Director of Business Development, United Kingdom and Ireland

Virginia Crowley

Director of Business Development, Italy and Spain

Yumi Mitamura

Director of Business Development, Japan

Hee-jung Shin

Director of Business Development, Korea

Center for Economic Research in Tennessee (CERT)

CERT provides key research to support informed decisions and strategic competitiveness in economic and community development.

Laura Baker

Research Manager

Jackson Broadwell

Data and Research Specialist

Jeremy Stiles

Research Manager

Kristal Tejeda

Data and Research Specialist

Communications and Marketing

For first-class service regarding brand identity guidelines, publications, press releases and other brand assets, please contact our team.

Jennifer McEachern

Director of Communications & Marketing

Levi Gibson


Brandon Maxwell

Application Administrator Lead

Lindsey Tipton

Public Information Officer

Victoria Trusty

Lead Graphic Designer

Baylee Vrtiska

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Community and Rural Development

Our core focus is on programs centered on workforce, technology, tourism, agriculture and entrepreneurship to ensure our communities are among the best places in the world to live and work.

Rachel Powers Selbe

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Rural Development

Kent Archer

Grants Director

Kirby Lewis-Gill

Site Development Director

Jody Sliger

Community Development Director

Nancy Williams

Tennessee Main Street Director

Taylre Beaty

Broadband Program Director

Alaire Brown

Director of Grants Management

Tracey Davis

Grants Coordinator

Allison Fox

Grants Analyst - Federal Programs

Lindsay Gainous

Project Coordinator

Emily Hale

Broadband Grants Manager

Lee Peterson

Grants Analyst

Lynn Tutor

Grants Coordinator

Jill White

Grants Analyst


Summer Carr

Assistant General Counsel

Julia Eschbach

ECD Contracts and Audit Coordinator

Alex Humphreys

ED Grants Program Manager

Claudia Lewis

Grants Coordinator

Administrative Services

Stephanie Burnette

Fiscal Director

Leslie Hathaway

Human Resources Director

Jessica L. Johnson

Senior Policy/ Fiscal Advisor and Budget Director

Angel Giles

ECD Project Coordinator/Office & Resource Manager

Kathy Jenkins

Records Officer

Meseid Mikheil


Jasmine Miller


John Morton

Auditor 4

Tiffany Pennington

ECD Business Analyst

Teresa Trimble

Accounting Technician


Wisty Pender

BERO Director

Lamont Price

Innovation Director

Jimmy West

Capital Projects Senior Advisor


Amy Kosanovic

FastTrack Program Director

Joseph Patrick

ECD Program Coordinator

Chastity Elliott

FastTrack Project Manager

Janet Plumlee

FastTrack Training Manager

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