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 and operate the Official State Theatre of Tennessee as an arts and entertainment cornerstone for the cultural enrichment and enjoyment of all.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Ed Rottmann, President Thomas Boyd
Rick Blackburn, Vice President

Kim Bumpas

Jenny Swanson, Secretary Rob Candelino
Jason Hamilton, Treasurer and Finance Chair Cory Chapman
Sandi Swilley, Community Engagement Chair  Jim Clayton
  Matt Eyre

Andrew Hart


Jeff Hay

  Dylan Jones
  Omar Jubran
  Jeannette Mills
  Katrice Jones Morgan
  John Nelson
  Liz Sherrod
  Latisha Stubblefield
  Hannah Whatley
  Jody Zahn