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Date: 1/25/2019

Mitchell Appointed to Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association Board

Blount Partnership Director of Tourism Kim Mitchell was one of 14 new members appointed to the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association Board of Directors, the organization announced at its first quarterly board meeting held at the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Jan. 15-16.


The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association Board of Directors is the policy-making body of the organization which provides strategic direction, fiscal oversight and program/service monitoring. With the new group of appointed members, the board currently holds 89 seats of Hoteliers, Restaurateurs, Tourism Partners and Preferred Vendors from across the state.


Mitchell has been a part of the Blount Partnership since 2014 after operating as the Special Events Coordinator at the Helen Ross McNabb Center. As the Director of Tourism at the Blount Partnership, Mitchell’s work includes recruiting events and business and group travel for overnight stays in the county.


“I am honored to be appointed to the board,” said Mitchell. “Tennessee remains a prime destination for tourists, especially in East Tennessee, and I’m looking forward to working with the board to make sure our tourism industry continues to prosper.”


Rob Mortenson, newly appointed president and CEO of TnHTA, stated, “We are honored to welcome these members to the TnHTA Board of Directors. The work they have accomplished across the state will bring fresh and instrumental ideas to our ever-changing industry. On behalf of our team, I can confidently say that we are looking forward to the future of this association and the industry under the guidance of our board.”


Also announced as board chairman for 2019 was Wayne Tabor of Metropolitan Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association. Tabor succeeds Bo Connor of Connor Concepts.


The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association is the advocacy voice and source of information and education for the lodging, dining, and tourism establishments in Tennessee.