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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, Director of Marketing and Outreach
Heather Seiber, Operations Administrator
Mary Fran Darwin, Finance Manager
David Ringley, Facilities Manager
Kelly Hider, Development Associate
Freddie Brabson, House Organist

Board of Directors

Executive Committee


John Craig, President and Board Development Chair  Walt Bearden
Chris Chandler, Vice President   Jim Clayton
Jordana Nelson, Secretary  Joan Cronan
Jim Wansley, Treasurer and Finance Chair  Lee Ingram
Peter "Doc" Claussen, Programming Chair  Chris Kittrell
Orlando DiazFacilities Chair  Tracy Mulder
Tonja Johnson, Marketing Chair  Ed Rottmann
Kim Bumpas, Development Chair   Latisha Stubblefield
   Lance Tracy
   Mariane Whittemore
   Susan Williams
   Tammy Wilson