Staff Directory

Executive & Administration

Allen Smith, IOM, CCE

President and CEO
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John Kimbrell, IOM, CCE

Chief Business Affairs Officer
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Katherine O'Neill

Chief Economic Development Officer
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Timothy Bush, CDME, TMP

Chief Tourism Development Officer
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Shauna Axelrod

Director of Administration
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Mary Kathryn Snead, IOM

Vice President of Finance
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Business Development

Jalitha Moore

Director of Business Engagement & Inclusion
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Cindy Teaster

Director of Leadership Development
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Hope Howard

Member Services Manager
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Economic Development

Kyle A. Sox

Vice President of Industrial Development
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Dwayne Hatchett

Director of Existing Industry
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Carter Smith

Director of Special Projects
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Nancy Whitworth

Economic Development Advisor


Tourism Development

Patricia Byrd, CMP, TMP

Director of Group Sales
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Kristyn Hawkins, MSA, CSEE

Director of Sports Tourism Development
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Marketing and Communications

Naomi Sargent

Vice President of Strategic Communications
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Lordwin Neal

Design Manager
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Zach Fox

Communications Manager
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Mission Support

Matt Roos

Vice President of Investor Relations
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Doug Gregory

Director of Research and Data
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Jonna Turner

Director of Events
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Dr. Russell Booker

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor | OneAcorn, LLC


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