Occupation: Director of Marketing at PA Group USA Hometown: Damascus, VA
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga has become an exciting place to live because of the natural beauty, vibrant arts and culture, and amazing people. There is a growing business startup community with lots of local resources and support. It seems like there is always something fun going on for people of all ages.
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga is a city that combines the modern, progressive values and amenities of a major metropolis while still maintaining its’ unique, small town southern charm. Add to that the rapidly developing business community, the thriving middle class, and a downtown restoration that is the envy of every city in the southeast, and you have a truly fantastic place where any young professional can develop to their full potential.
Loutrisha Armstrong, Member-at-large
Sarah Basel, Community Relations Chair
Occupation: Public Relations Specialist at Derryberry Public Relations Hometown: Brentwood, TN
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga is wonderful example of a revitalized city, and has a plethora of opportunity to offer residents in all walks of life. With a breathtaking landscape and many outdoor amenities just minutes away, the community also has a booming arts and cultural scene and, an overflow of volunteer opportunities, and a growing number of businesses to support and be a part of. Chattanooga has it all!
Evan Bissonette, Sponsorship Chair
Occupation: Logistics Coordinator at Access America Transport Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga is a great place to live because it is a shiny, progressive diamond in the Southern rough. It is constantly trying to grow and adapt to the changes wanted and needed by its people. Most of all, Chattanooga exists both naturally and intelligently among the beautiful scenery by which it is surrounded. It's a great city with limitless potential!
Bethany Chaffin, Membership Chair
Occupation: Office Team Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? I am a native Chattanoogan and graduate of Baylor School. I graduated from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. I returned to Chattanooga in Spring of 2009, and have been employed as a Career Servcies Associate at the Virginia College School of Business and Health since June 2009.
James Chapman, Events Chair
Occupation: Southeast Tennessee Development District Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? The people here are invested in making our city great. There is a lot of Chattanooga Pride within these here city limits!
Michael Dumitru, Secretary
Occupation: Associate Attorney at Miller & Martin PLLC Hometown: New York, NY
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga is, by far, the most welcoming city I've ever lived in, providing a sense of place and community that you can't find anywhere else. Although it's already full of events and locations to fill your schedule, it continues to grow in a sustainable and energizing way.
Hunter Ellis, Data and Strategic Research Chair
Occupation: Strategic Research Associate at EPB Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga is a great place to live and work because of the wide variety of things to do and constant growth of the city backed by our fiber optic network. Residents have many outdoor options such as biking in the mountains or boating on the lake. In 2011, Chattanooga was voted a Top Seven Intelligent Community of the Year. Known as “Gig City,” Chattanooga attracts some of the brightest minds around the world to come and use our gigabit speed internet.
Enoch Elwell, Programming Chair
Occupation: Co-founder of The Company Lab Hometown: Woodstown, NJ
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? Chattanooga is just big enough to have all the benefits of a big city, but it's still small enough to have the friendly recognizable faces and small-town community. I've never experienced a community that is so supportive and open to different people, and new business ideas. If that's not enough, we've got some of the most beautiful trail running ever on the ridge of Lookout Mountain.
Natalie Roy, Communications Director
Occupation: Marketing and PR Director at Collier Construction Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Why is Chattanooga a great place to live and work? My favorite thing about Chattanooga is the people in it. I am constantly amazed by this community's willingness to give back, and I can't wait to see where all the friendly energy Chattanooga is buzzing with takes us next.