Guest Speakers for SHIP’s Resume Talk Sessions
Hospitality & Tourism is an industry that reaches out to provide a wealth of opportunities in all aspects of the business world. Sevier County is richly blessed with dedicated business leaders, who have built their own resumes as entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders. For many, their stories of success were not overnight. There was a tremendous investment of time, a gazillion steps, obstacles, and opportunities along the way.
Imagine the benefit of sitting in a room with an executive as they talk about their personal resume. SHIP Interns will gain a deeper understanding of life and work in the Great Smoky Mountains’ region of East Tennessee. They will come away with insights on your business and the enormous demands on a business that thrives within a $4 billion tourism mecca.
SHIP’s Resume Talk is an ‘up close and personal time’ with a Sevier County business leader, for a unique perspective inside their world of work. SHIP Interns are offered an exclusive opportunity to listen and hear their stories in Resume Talk sessions. Each one-hour session includes time for a Q&A. Although participation is voluntary, the Intern is responsible to schedule time off with their employer.
Scheduled Resume Talk Sessions
November 17, 2021 Mark Adams – President / CEO, Gatlinburg Convention & Visitors Bureau
October 20, 2021 Russell Archuleta – Resort Executive Administration & General Manager, Westgate Resorts
July 21, 2021 Kay Collier-Pittman – Collier Development Company
June 16, 2021 Pete Tennis – Managing Director, Wilderness at the Smokies & Soaky Mountain Waterpark
April 14, 2021 Jackie Leatherwood – General Manager, Greystone Lodge on the River
March 17, 2021 Eugene Naughton – President of The Dollywood Company
November 11, 2020 Lori McMahan Moore – Account Executive, Sports Facilities Management, LLC
October 14, 2020 Leon Downey – Director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
July 22, 2020 Ryan DeSear – General Manager, US Operations at Ripley Entertainment
Sevier County is a thriving $4 billion Hospitality & Tourism industry in East Tennessee located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.