Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation

Meet our leaders


In 1996, Knoxville’s most influential community leaders formed the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve, maintain, and operate the Official State Theater of Tennessee as a performing arts and entertainment venue for the benefit and enjoyment of all.


Becky Hancock, Executive Director
Lila Honaker, Communications and Development Manager
Heather Seiber, Operations Administrator
Andy Thomas, Finance Manager
David Ringley, Facilities Manager
Dr. Bill Snyder, House Organist

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


John Craig, President and Development Chair  Walt Bearden
Chris Chandler, Vice President and Board Development Chair  Jenny Boyd
Jordana Nelson, Secretary  Kim Bumpas
Jim Wansley, Treasurer and Finance Chair  Janice Claytor
Peter "Doc" Claussen, Programming Chair  Joan Cronan
Orlando DiazFacilities Chair  Rick Fox
Tonja Johnson, Community Engagement Chair  Lee Ingram
   Chris Kittrell
   Tracy Mulder
   Cory Schupp
   Lance Tracy
   Robyn Ulrich
   Mariane Whittemore
   Susan Williams
   Tammy Wilson