Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner of 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. Experience doing business with Business Facilities Magazine’s 2014 and 2015 State of the Year for Economic Development.

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

Sammie Arnold

Assistant Commissioner of Strategy and Legislative Affairs

Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner of Business and Workforce Development

Paul VanderMeer

Assistant Commissioner of Administration

Betsy VanDam

Executive Assistant to the Commissioner

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.

Lyndi Berrones

Director of Business Development

Jamari Brown

Director of Business Development

Chassen Haynes

Director of Business Development

Victoria Hirschberg

Director of Business Development

Kirby Lewis

Director of Business Development

Debbie Clabo

Director of Tax

Ann Thompson

Director of Workforce Development

Kayla Hampton

Tax Information Analyst

Jennifer Birdwell

Project Specialist

Scottie McCormick

Business Development Specialist

Regional Business Consultants

Clay Banks

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

Iliff McMahan

Northeast Tennessee Regional Director

Blake Swaggart

Northwest Tennessee Regional Director

Sam Wills

Southeast Tennessee Regional Director

Taylor Belcher

Business Development Consultant

Ordis Copeland

Business Development Consultant

Janna Hellums

Business Development Consultant

Donald Hurst

Business Development Consultant

Anissa Ingram

Business Development Consultant

Angela Regitko

Business Development Consultant

Michelle Scarbrough

Business Development Consultant

Chelsey Scott-Wallace

Business Development Consultant

Zach Skipper

Business Development Consultant

International Staff

The TNECD global team includes trade and investment recruitment representatives, as well as offices in strategic locations around the world: Belgium, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Masami Tyson

Global Director of FDI and Trade

Leslee T. Alexander

International Trade Director

Andrew Dunn

Director of Foreign Direct Investment

Takatsugu Yamaguchi

Director of Business Development, Japan

Steffen Bayer

Director of Business Development, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Virginia Crowley

Director of Business Development, Italy

Hee-jung Shin

Director of Business Development, Korea

Li Weaver

Director of Business Development, China

Sergio Fribolle

Director of Business Development, Spain and France

Lorenzo Vignal

Director of Business Development, Spain and France

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


Robert Suttles


Jeremy Stiles


Katherine Scott

Statistical Research Specialist

Tecora Duckett

Research Analyst

John Patten

Research Analyst

Communications and Marketing Staff

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

Justin Lane

Marketing Director

Jennifer McEachern

Communications Director

Hayley Bolton

Art Director

Carly Schroer

Public Information Officer

Scott Harrison

Public Information Officer

Brian Havens

Video Production

Miles Hutcherson

Technical Project Manager

Emily Levin-Snow

Marketing Manager

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.

Brooxie Carlton

Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Kent Archer

Grants Director

Leanne Cox

Site Development Director

Nancy Williams

Tennessee Main Street Director

Jimmy West

Capital Projects Director

Jody Sliger

Community Development Director

Amanda Martin

Special Projects Director

Lindsay Gainous

Project Coordinator

Karla Nicodemus

Grants Coordinator

Rice Pritchard

Grants Analyst

Jamie Bedgood

Grants Analyst

Lee Peterson

Grants Analyst

Crystal Ivey

Broadband Grant and Program Manager

Corrine Wiesmueller

CDBG Grants Program Manager

Briana Moore

Grants Coordinator

Logan McCoy

Special Projects

Administrative Services

Leslie Hathaway

Human Resources Director

Sherri Mays

Office & Resource Manager

Tiffany Pennington

Grants Coordinator

Jessica L. Johnson

Senior Policy/ Fiscal Advisor and Budget Director

Teresa Trimble

Accounting Technician

Stephanie Burnette

Fiscal Director

Meseid Mikheil


Malcolm Givens


Angel Giles

Office & Resource Manager


Kelsea Akers

Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Summer Carr

Assistant General Counsel

Julia Eschbach

ECD Contracts and Audit Coordinator

Garrett Guillory

Director of Contracts

FastTrack Staff

Jeff Bolton

Director of FastTrack Programs

Juandale Cooper

FastTrack Project Manager

Joseph Patrick

Auditor 2

Janet Plumlee

FastTrack Training Manager


Wisty Pender

BERO Director

Lamont Price

TNInvestco Director

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312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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