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.

Bob Rolfe


Allen Borden

Deputy Commissioner of Business, Community and Rural Development

Paula Davis

Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Administration

Sharon Kolb

Assistant Commissioner and General Counsel

Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Paul VanderMeer

Assistant Commissioner of Administration

Brooxie Carlton

Assistant Commissioner of Community and Rural Development

Yolanda Mitchell

Executive Administrative Assistant

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.

Edward W. B. Burch

Director of Business Development

Chassen Haynes

Director of Business Development

Victoria Hirschberg

Director of Business Development

Meryl Harris

Director of Business Development

Debbie Clabo

Director of Tax

Ann Thompson

Director of Workforce Development

Kayla Hampton

Tax Information Analyst

Jennifer Birdwell

Project Specialist

Jennie McCabe

Workforce Development Consultant

Joey Viola

Business Development Specialist

Regional Business Consultants

Lyndi Berrones

Northern Middle Tennessee Regional Director

Tracey Exum

Southwest Tennessee Regional Director

Gwyn Fisher

Greater Memphis Regional Director

Cody Huddleston

Upper Cumberland Regional Director

John Hatfield

Southern Middle Tennessee Regional Director

Gary Human

East Tennessee Regional Director

Blake Swaggart

Northwest Tennessee Regional Director

Lynn Tully

Northeast Tennessee Regional Director

Sam Wills

Southeast Tennessee Regional Director

Taylor Belcher

Business Development Consultant, Southeast Tennessee

Ordis Copeland

Business Development Consultant, Greater Memphis

Dana Ferguson

Business Development Consultant, Northern Middle Tennessee

Janna Hellums

Business Development Consultant, Northwest Tennessee

Anissa Ingram

Business Development Consultant, Southeast Tennessee

Scottie McCormick

Business Development Consultant, Southern Middle Tennessee

Emily Mitchell

Business Development Consultant, Northern Middle Tennessee

Angela Regitko

Business Development Consultant, Upper Cumberland

Michelle Scarbrough

Business Development Consultant, East Tennessee

Chelsey Scott-Wallace

Business Development Consultant, Southwest Tennessee

Nathan Woods

Business Development Consultant, Northeast Tennessee

International Staff

The TNECD global team includes foreign direct investment recruitment representatives, as well as offices in strategic locations around the world: Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Masami Tyson

Global Director of FDI and Trade

Steffen Bayer

Director of Business Development, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Adam Breeze

Director of Business Development, United Kingdom and Ireland

Virginia Crowley

Director of Business Development, Italy

Hee-jung Shin

Director of Business Development, Korea

Yumi Mitamura

Director of Business Development, Japan

Center for Economic Research in Tennessee (CERT)

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

Sally Avery

CERT Director

Laura Baker

Research Analyst

Tecora Murray

Research Manager

Katherine Scott

Statistical Research Specialist

Jeremy Stiles


Communications and Marketing Staff

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

Emily Levin Snow

Senior Marketing Manager

Lindsey Tipton

Public Information Officer

Miles Hutcherson

Technical Project Manager

Kelly Mulhall

Art Director

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.

Kent Archer

Grants Director

Kirby Lewis

Site Development Director

Nancy Williams

Tennessee Main Street Director

Logan McCoy

Special Projects Director

Jody Sliger

Community Development Director

Emily You

Broadband Grants Manager

Lindsay Gainous

Project Coordinator

Lee Peterson

Grants Analyst

Alaire Brown

Grants Coordinator

Lynn Tutor

Grants Coordinator

Tracey Davis

Grants Coordinator

Administrative Services

Jessica L. Johnson

Senior Policy/ Fiscal Advisor and Budget Director

Leslie Hathaway

Human Resources Director

Stephanie Burnette

Fiscal Director

Briana Moore

Budget Director

Tiffany Pennington

Budget and Grants Coordinator

Teresa Trimble

Accounting Technician

Emily Hale

Budget and Grants Coordinator

Angel Giles

Office & Resource Manager

Kelsea Akers

Office & Resource Manager

Yolanda Mitchell

Executive Administrative Assistant

Meseid Mikheil


Jasmine Miller


Reem Halasa


John Morton

Auditor 3


Grant Minchew

Director of Legislation

Summer Carr

Assistant General Counsel

Julia Eschbach

ECD Contracts and Audit Coordinator

Garrett Guillory

Director of Contracts

Wisty Pender

BERO Director

Lamont Price

TNInvestco Director

Allyson Woodward

Legal Administrative Assistant

Jimmy West

Capital Projects Senior Advisor

FastTrack Staff

Juandale Cooper

FastTrack Program Director

Dana Glenn

FastTrack Project Manager

Joseph Patrick

Auditor 2

Janet Plumlee

FastTrack Training Manager

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