Gallatin Economic Development Agency Executive Director James Fenton has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Economic Partnership 2021 Board of Directors.

TEP is a public-private, non-profit organization created in 1990 with members including the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Tennessee’s business and economic development community. Through strategically planned networking events, TEP generates leads and business relationships with key prospects and consultants in an effort to attract jobs and investment to Tennessee.

Fenton will serve as chair of the Marketing Committee. He and his committee will take the lead on TEP’s event specifics as well as review of Red Carpet Tour applications when regions plan inbound events for prospects and site selection consultants. He joins five other members on the Executive Committee. The Board has a total of 21 members from across the state, including TN Economic & Community Development Commissioner Bobby Rolfe.

“I’m honored to be selected by my peers for this role with the TEP,” Fenton said. “This is an incredibly productive group, and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish this year.”

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