Executive Leadership Team

Whether you want to expand or relocate your facility, connecting with the right people is everything.

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.

Regional Directors

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.

Center for Economic Research in Tennessee (CERT)

The Center for Economic Research in Tennessee (CERT) is a team of research professionals within the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. CERT provides key research to support informed decisions and strategic competitiveness in economic and community development. In addition to research created for the department's recruiting and community development efforts, CERT offers to the public original, themed analysis on trends that impact Tennessee's economy.

Sally Avery Director 615-979-6064EMAIL ME
Robert Suttles Manager 615-979-6001EMAIL ME
Jeremy Stiles Manager 615-532-1895EMAIL ME
Katherine Scott Statistical Research Specialist 615-761-4127EMAIL ME
Tecora Duckett Research Analyst 615-574-8962EMAIL ME

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 615-253-4897EMAIL ME
Jennifer McEachern Communications Director 615-253-1852EMAIL ME
Ryan Bush Marketing Manager 615-770-1165EMAIL ME
Carly Schroer Public Information Officer 615-770-0498EMAIL ME
Scott Harrison Public Information Officer 615-417-2076EMAIL ME

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 615-336-2481EMAIL ME
Kent Archer Grants Director 615-354-3591EMAIL ME
Leanne Cox Site Development Director 615-613-4818EMAIL ME
Nancy Williams Tennessee Main Street Director (615) 806-3185EMAIL ME
Jimmy West Capital Projects Director 615-532-3037EMAIL ME
Jody Sliger ThreeStar Director 615-393-4393EMAIL ME
Amanda Martin Special Projects Director 615-982-4399EMAIL ME
Lindsay Gainous Project Coordinator 615-253-1907EMAIL ME
Joe Slaughter Resilience Coordinator 615-770-1164EMAIL ME
Karla Nicodemus Grants Coordinator 615-532-3594EMAIL ME
Rice Pritchard Grants Analyst 615-741-5543EMAIL ME
Jamie Bedgood Grants Analyst 615-253-1897EMAIL ME
Lee Peterson Grants Analyst 615-532-1902EMAIL ME