Talented duo are looking forward to showcasing the great state of Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has announced some new hires.

Grace McKinney (left) was born and raised in Middle Tennessee and received her Bachelor’s in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2020.  Since graduation, she has worked at Sumner County Tourism as the Sales and Events Manager and is excited to join the TDTD  team as the Sales Manager. Grace is an avid sports fan and has season tickets to the Tennessee Titans and Nashville SC, and enjoys a Predators game occasionally.  She also loves to travel and enjoys eating at new restaurants in Nashville.

Jaisie Shehan joins TDTD as Creative Manager. Jaisie graduated from Lipscomb University with a BS in Marketing & Graphic Arts. She began her career as a digital media manager for local online newspapers where she managed the ad process and was the main designer for the company. She most recently comes from Gaylord Opryland Resort where she was the Marketing Manager and handled a variety of responsibilities ranging from project management, graphic design and social media. Jaisie is a devoted Disney fan and hopes to be invited to Club 33 one day. She enjoys exploring Tennessee with her husband and looks forward to being a part of showcasing our great state.

Main photo: Great Smoky Mountains National Park