Meet Our Team
Lori Dodd Business Development Director
My job in one sentence: I am in sales and basically sell the city to meetings and conventions trying to get them to meet in Chattanooga! Three things I love: The sunshine and outdoors, being with my kids/family, and sports! My go-to recommendation for when folks visit Chattanooga: Depending on the time of year, summer being my favorite, you don't want to miss being on the river - rent a kayak and take a trip up and down the river and around Maclellan Island. You not only experience the city from another aspect on the river but all of the wildlife around the island.
Brian Murphy Chief Development Officer
My job in one sentence: I work with a team of great people to promote the hospitality industry in the Chattanooga Area to visitors and residents. Three things I love to do: Hang out with my kids, play golf, and watch sports & relax. My go-to recommendation for when folks visit Chattanooga: Eat, drink, and be merry! The Chattanooga area has a diverse amount of restaurants to try and enjoy. From hole-in-the-walls to food trucks to fancy restaurants with views!
Marci Smith Business Development Director
My job in one sentence: I tell corporate meeting planners how great Chattanooga is so they book their meetings here. Three things I love to do: Travel, go to concerts, and spend time with my dog, Cooper. My go-to recommendation for when folks visit Chattanooga: Spend time exploring downtown- there's so much to do in a walkable space.
Jeannie Tatum Business Development Director
My job in one sentence: I get to tell people how great Chattanooga is and help them picture why we are the perfect place to hold their next event, family vacation, or next place to call home. Three things I love to do: I love to travel and explore what makes other Cities and Countries unique. We are a family of eaters; we love good food either made in our own kitchen, dining at some of Chattanooga's best local spots, or stumbling upon a great food find while traveling. Because of my love for food, I also have a love for working out although it has been harder to find the time to squeeze in these days. My go-to recommendation for when folks visit Chattanooga: I love soo many things about Chattanooga. It is hard to choose just one, however, if I was forced i would say a hike up to Snoopers Rock to catch the sunrise or sunset. It is truly breathtaking and peaceful! For those who can't hike, there is parking available just a few steps away from Snoopers Rock.
Emma Witz Event Services Coordinator
My job in one sentence: I connect event planners and attendees to all things Chattanooga while ensuring they have best possible experience possible while in town. Three things I love to do: I love conquering house projects with my husband, making and enjoying good food, and performing in local theatre productions. My go-to recommendation for when folks visit Chattanooga: Go check out our amazing brunch/coffee scene and hit the antique stores!