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

Commissioner

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

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

Dana Ferguson

Director of Business Development

Chassen Haynes

Director of Business Development

Victoria Hirschberg

Director of Business Development

Jennifer Birdwell

Project Specialist

Debbie Clabo

Director of Tax

Kayla Hampton

Tax Information Analyst

Jennie McCabe

Workforce Development Consultant

Allyson Woodward

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

Ordis Copeland

Business Development Consultant, Greater Memphis

Janna Hellums

Business Development Consultant, Northwest Tennessee

Anissa Ingram

Business Development Consultant, Southeast Tennessee

Angela Regitko

Business Development Consultant, Upper Cumberland

Michelle Scarbrough

Business Development Consultant, East Tennessee

Joey Viola

Business Development Consultant, Northern Middle Tennessee

Nathan Woods

Business Development Consultant, Northeast Tennessee

International

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, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg

Adam Breeze

Director of Business Development, United Kingdom and Ireland

Virginia Crowley

Director of Business Development, Italy and Spain

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

Jackson Broadwell

Research Analyst

Tecora Murray

Research Manager

Katherine Scott

Statistical Research Specialist

Jeremy Stiles

Manager

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

Kelly Mulhall

Art Director

Lindsey Tipton

Public Information Officer

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.

Kent Archer

Grants Director

Kirby Lewis

Site Development Director

Logan McCoy

Special Projects 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

Legal

Summer Carr

Assistant General Counsel

Garrett Guillory

Director of Contracts

Julia Eschbach

ECD Contracts and Audit Coordinator

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

Briana Moore

Budget Director

Kelsea Akers

Office & Resource Manager

Angel Giles

ECD Project Coordinator/Office & Resource Manager

Kathy Jenkins

Records Officer

Meseid Mikheil

Accountant

Jasmine Miller

Accountant

John Morton

Auditor 4

Tiffany Pennington

ECD Business Analyst

Jai Starling

Budget and Grants Coordinator

Teresa Trimble

Accounting Technician

Operations

Wisty Pender

BERO Director

Lamont Price

Innovation Director

Jimmy West

Capital Projects Senior Advisor

FastTrack

Joseph Patrick

Auditor 2

Janet Plumlee

FastTrack Training Manager

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