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Board of Directors

Board Directors for the Downtown Knoxville Alliance are elected for three-year terms and are eligible to serve two terms. Nominations can be made at any time by emailing the name and contact information of a nominee to [email protected]. Nominations for FY 2020-2021 will be accepted via email until May 10, 2020. Members will elect one (1) stakeholder and (1) business representative at the June 2020 Annual Meeting.

2020-2021 Board Directors

Matthew DeBardelaben, Vice Chair
Blühen Botanicals
[email protected] 
Business Representative

Michael Riley, Treasurer
The Oliver Hotel
[email protected]
Business Representative

Becky Hancock, Secretary
Historical Tennessee Theatre Foundation 
[email protected]
Stakeholder Representative

Robin Easter
Robin Easter Design
[email protected] 
Business Representative

Rick Emmett
City of Knoxville
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Appt by Mayor of the City of Knoxville

Vince Fusco 
[email protected]
Resident Representative

Lorie Matthews
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Resident Representative

Daniel Smith
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Business Representative

Mary Katherine Wormsley
Hatcher-Hill Properties, LLC
[email protected]
Stakeholder Representative

Ex-officio Board Members

Representative Rick Staples
State House of Representatives
615-741-0768
[email protected]

Senator Richard Briggs
State Senate
615-741-1766
[email protected]