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Chattanooga Tourism Co. Board of Directors

The Dream Team, The Avengers, The Beatles... child’s play. The Chattanooga Tourism Co. Board of Directors is literally the greatest assembly of people in the history of the planet. These super Chattanoogans dedicate their free time to volunteer on our board of directors. Their reward is seeing the quality of life for Hamilton County residents improve by growing and strengthening the visitor economy. That’s it. They volunteer to make the lives of the people who live in and around Chattanooga better. Pretty great, right?

Please feel free to reach out to our board of directors with any questions, concerns or feedback about the work of the Chattanooga Tourism Co. If you’d like to become a super Chattanoogan and dedicate your time to improving the quality of life of Chattanoogans, please reach out to our Chairman and express your interest.

Rebecca Ashford President | Chattanooga State Community College

Chip Baker* Chair | Hamilton County Commission

Darik Dawes CEO | Dawes Hospitality Group

Ken Defoor Owner | Defoor Developments

Evann Freeman Director of Governmental Relations | EPB

Emily Mack* President | River City Company

Lisa Maragnano Executive Director | CARTA

Patty Martinez Regional Director of Operations | Vision Hospitality Group, Inc.

Hugh Morrow President | Ruby Falls

Erik Neil Owner/Restauranteur | Easy Bistro / Main St. Meats

John O'Brien Owner | Contemporary Healthcare, LLC

Keith Sanford President | Tennessee Aquarium

Weston Wamp* Mayor | Hamilton County

Elizabeth Williams Chief Development Officer | Chattanooga Preparatory School

Barry White** CEO | Chattanooga Tourism Co.

* Ex-officio

** Ex-officio, non-voting