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. 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 Community and Rural Development

Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Paul VanderMeer

Assistant Commissioner of Administration

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

Director of Business Development

Victoria Hirschberg

Director of Business Development

Kirby Lewis

Director of Business Development

Meryl Harris

Business Development Director

Zach Skipper

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

Caleb Knight

Business Development Specialist

Jasmine White

P20 Data Governance Coordinator

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

Janna Hellums

Business Development Consultant, Northwest Tennessee

Donald Hurst

Business Development Consultant, Northeast Tennessee

Anissa Ingram

Business Development Consultant, Southeast Tennessee

Angela Regitko

Business Development Consultant, Upper Cumberland

Michelle Scarbrough

Business Development Consultant, East Tennessee

Chelsey Scott-Wallace

Business Development Consultant, Southwest Tennessee

April Foxx

Business Development Consultant, Greater Memphis

Edward W. B. Burch

Business Development Consultant, Northern Middle Tennessee

International Staff

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

Masami Tyson

Global Director of FDI and Trade

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

Terry Terasawa

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

Jeremy Stiles


Katherine Scott

Statistical Research Specialist

Tecora Murray

Research Manager

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

Carly Schroer

Public Information Officer

Scott Harrison

Public Information Officer

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

Logan McCoy

Special Projects Director

Amanda Martin

Senior Rural Policy Advisor

Jody Sliger

Community Development Director

Crystal Ivey

Broadband Director

Jimmy West

Capital Projects Senior Advisor

Lindsay Gainous

Project Coordinator

Rice Pritchard

Grants Analyst

Lee Peterson

Grants Analyst

Maxwell Dotson

Grants Analyst

Corrine Wiesmueller

Economic Development Grants Program Manager

Briana Moore

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

Tiffany Pennington

Budget and Grants Coordinator

Stephanie Burnette

Fiscal Director

Teresa Trimble

Accounting Technician

Malcolm Givens

Budget and Grants Coordinator

Emily Hale

Budget and Grants Coordinator

Angel Giles

Office & Resource Manager

Kelsea Akers

Administrative Resource Coordinator

Yolanda Mitchell

Administrative Assistant & Receptionist

Meseid Mikheil


Jasmine Miller


Reem Halasa



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

FastTrack Staff

Juandale Cooper

FastTrack Program Director

Joseph Patrick

Auditor 2

Janet Plumlee

FastTrack Training Manager

Richard Stottlemyre

FastTrack Project Coordinator

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