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 their 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 session includes time for Q&A, behind-the-scenes tour, lunch and a fun-type activity. Although participation is voluntary, the Intern is responsible to schedule time off with their employer. (Attendance may be limited based on the first registrations received).
Scheduled Resume Talk Sessions
July 22, 2020 Ryan DeSear – General Manager, US Operations at Ripley Entertainment
October 14, 2020 Leon Downey – Director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism
November 11, 2020 Lori McMahan Moore – Account Executive, Sports Facilities Management, LLC
March 17, 2021 Eugene Naughton – President of The Dollywood Company
April 14, 2021 Jackie Leatherwood – General Manager, Greystone Lodge on the River