President's Message
Thanks to the over 200 members and our sponsors who attended this year's fall conference in Gatlinburg. We were privileged to be among of the first in the state to enjoy the new Margaritaville Resort. It was a beautiful facility and was the perfect way to escape from the rain with festive beach resort decor and scents from the beach permeating the air.  

We had several informative sessions and updates from TN Department & Community Development, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and TVA. Per your requests, we have uploaded two of the presentations, Site Selection Market Overview by Josh Bays with the Site Selection Group and the Van Hool Project, by Marshall Ramsey, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce and Victoria Hirschberg, TN Dept. of Economic and Community to the TEDC website.
On Thursday evening, we honored economic development professionals that have gone above and beyond this past year. For the first time in the history of TEDC, we honored three receiptients for the Jim Spradley Volunteer of the Year award. One from each grand division of the state, West TN, Tom Dyer, Vice Chairman of Memphis & Shelby County (EDGE), Middle TN, Darrell James, P.E., James + Associates, and from East TN, Dr. Matthew N. Murray, Director, Howard Baker Center for Public Policy and Associate Director, Center for Business & Economic Research.  Mike Evans, Vice President, Clarksville Montgomery County EDC who was also awarded the Legacy Award for his many years of economic development work in the state. See more details in this email.

On the evening of our awards banquet, we received the tragic news that my boss, Phil Trenary, President/CEO of the Memphis Chamber suddenly passed away. It was difficult to learn of this news away from my work family, however, it was also comforting to be with colleagues and friends who offered their love and support. Thank you TEDC family! We will need your continued support over the days and weeks ahead.

Mark your calendars now for the TEDC Day On the Hill, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton, downtown Nashville and then for the spring conference April 24-26, 2019 in Panama City, FL.

See you there!
- Susan Hadley Maynor
2018 Fall Conference Gallery
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Tom Dyer
Volunteer of The Year Award Winner
Pictured L to R: Tom Dyer, Vice Chairman of Memphis & Shelby County (EDGE); John Threadgill, President of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce
TEDC has recognized Tom Dyer, Vice Chairman of Memphis & Shelby County (EDGE), as the 2018 Jim Spradley Volunteer of the Year. Mr. Dyer’s experience and success in economic development were honored in his award selection.

Tom has been actively engaged with economic development for Memphis and Shelby County for more than two decades. His legacy began in 1995 as a member of the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.
Darrell James
Volunteer of The Year Award Winner
Pictured L to R: Darrell James, P.E., James + Associates, and Bob Rial, Mayor of Dickson County
TEDC has recognized Darrell James, President of James + Associates, as the 2018 Jim Spradley Volunteer of the Year. Darrell’s leadership efforts and success in economic development were honored in
his award selection.

Darrell’s contributions have been made in part by his volunteer work with Dickson County, the City of Dickson, the Economic Community Development Committee and the Industrial Development Board.
Dr. Matthew Murray
Volunteer of The Year Award Winner
Pictured L to R: Dr. Matthew Murray and Bryan Daniels, President/CEO, Blount Partnership
TEDC has recognized Matthew Murray, director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, as the 2018 Jim Spradley Volunteer of the Year. Matthew’s leadership efforts and success in economic development were honored in
his award selection.

Murray, who is a past chair and current member of the Blount County Industrial Development Board, joins Fred Lawson, who received the award in 1978, as the only people associated with Blount County to receive this honor.
Mike Evans
Legacy Award Winner
Pictured L to R: Mike Evans, Vice President of Clarksville Montgomery County EDC, Mary Evans, granddaughter, Anna Clark Evans, Katie Evans, and Wil Evans, President of Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance
TEDC has recognized Mike Evans as a recipient of the Legacy Award. Mr. Evans’s experience and leadership in economic development were honored in his award selection.

Mr. Evans has worked for the economic development profession since 1996. During his tenure with the Clarksville Montgomery County Economic Development Council, Mr. Evans worked to create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in capital investment, including names such as Hankook, LG and Google.
Fall Conference Presentations
Click on the button below to view the presentations from the 2018 Fall Conference.
Golf Winners
Deluge Open
First Place Team
Sara Heston | Michael Cochrane | Randy Laine | Green Faircloth
Second Place Team
Daniel Webb | Jimmy Johnson | Sam Wills | Barry Cleveland
Longest Drive
Michael Cochrane
Closest to the Pin
Michael Cochrane
Save the Date!
President
Susan Hadley Maynor
Greater Memphis Chamber
Vice President
Bryan Daniels
Blount Partnership
Secretary/Treasurer
Greg Lowe
City of Lewisburg ECD
Immediate Past President
Bob Bibb
MTIDA
West Tennessee Director
Lindsay Frilling
Obion County Joint Economic
Middle Tennessee Director
Travis Groth
Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance
East Tennessee Director
Marshall Ramsey
Morristown Area Chamber
State Liaison
Jamie Stitt
TN Dept. of Economic & Community Development
UTCIS Representative
Beth Phillips
Institute for the Public Service - University of Tennessee
SEDC Representative
Kathy Price
McMinn County Economic Development
TVA Representative
Roxann Fry
TVA - Northeast Region Economic Development
Become a Member
If you are currently actively engaged in or supportive of economic development within the state of Tennessee, you may apply for membership to TEDC. Membership may be granted to more than one individual from a particular agency, organization or firm. Memberships reside with the individual rather than with the organization. If you have questions regarding membership, contact Suzie Lusk via  email  or by calling  615.256.5141 .
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