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602 South Gay Street, Mezzanine Level
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Main Office:  637.4561
Fax:  546.2213
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Dogwood Arts Festival :: Staff
Executive Director: Lisa Duncan
Direct phone: 865.246.4397
Lisa was hired as ED in June 2008 after spending 30 years in the publishing business with the EW Scripps Company. Previously the Director of Marketing for the Knoxville News Sentinel and Publisher of skirt! Magazine, Knoxville Magazine, and Metro Pulse, she is well-known for her leadership, strategic planning, business development, budgeting, project management, media and community relations. Lisa has been an influential leader and community volunteer for Knoxville for over 30 years. As a longtime supporter of the Dogwood Arts, she has served in a variety of positions including volunteer, marketing and communications committee member, media and presenting sponsor, board advisor, and member.
Director of Programs: Alaine S. McBee
Direct phone: 865.246.4398
Alaine joined Dogwood Arts in July 2008, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience managing a variety of community-wide events. Serving ten years as Events Manager at the largest local media company, Alaine executed the highly successful Women Today Expo, drawing more than 40,000 attendees every year. Other events she managed include the News Sentinel Auto Show and semi-annual Job Fair. Prior to joining the News Sentinel, Alaine worked in the marketing department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center where she managed a variety of community health events. She has broad experience in budget management, sponsorships, program development, quality control, vendor, and exhibitor relations.
Marketing Manager: Erin Slocum
Direct phone: 865.246.4392
Erin joined the Dogwood Arts team in March 2010. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.A. in Marketing before moving to Knoxville. Having worked for several years as a Marketing Manager for a local advertising/marketing agency, as well as the Knoxville News Sentinel, she joined the group with a diverse background including: community relations, event management, brand management, media buying, and social media. Also a CrossFit coach, Erin’s married to Ben and they have a young daughter, Teigan.
Project Manager: Jennifer Baxter
Direct phone: 865.637.4561
Jennifer joined Dogwood Arts in November 2011. She earned a B.S. in Geology from Middle Tennessee State University and has a natural love of the outdoors. She will work as staff liaison for the Trails, Open Gardens, Walking Trails, outdoor and indoor art exhibits, and the featured performances and art events of our fine art organization programs. She will also be responsible for administrative work and management of the intern program. Jennifer has five years of experience in the hospitality industry that includes event planning, guest services, and food & beverage management at hotels in Knoxville, Nashville, and Houston, TX.
Finance Manager: Katie Greene
Direct phone: 865.342.6059
Katie joined Dogwood Arts in December 2011. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2004 with a B.S. in Service Management. She has a passion for accounting and brings with her history of six years in various accounting positions. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Katie is married to Ashley and they have a daughter, Ella.
Spring 2013 Interns
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Ainsley Baggott is a sophomore attending the University of Tennessee and studying PR and Business. She’s involved with PRSSA and United Way Volunteering on campus and enjoys dance, fashion, and modeling. While back home in Nashville on holiday, Ainsley works as a hostess for Jim N Nicks and loves visiting with her family. She’s looking forward to pursuing her career in the business world, wherever God takes her.
A public relations major, Lauren Baker, is finishing up her senior year at the University of Tennessee. She is originally from Brentwood, Tennessee and, although she loves her home of country music, she looks forward to graduating and the possibility of moving to a new city. Lauren spends free time traveling, drawing, painting, reading, running and spending quality time with her friends and family. Lauren is currently a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and PRSSA chapter on UT’s campus.
A recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, Angela Chen graduated with a concentration in Management and Marketing. She currently works as a Client Services Specialist at Perfectserve, Inc. — a medical solutions company. A native of Tennessee, Angela aspires to soon experience other parts of the world, hoping to gain as much experience as she can through traveling, wherever the journey leads her. Along with traveling, she loves to paint, make DIY crafts, and spend time with friends and family. Angela also volunteers as a counselor for a yearly summer camp for kids learning to cope with ADHD back in her hometown, Memphis, TN.
Jade McCampbell is a Knoxville native in her senior year at the University of Tennessee and will graduate this spring with a degree in French and World Business. Her interests include international travel, art, and philanthropic work. After studying in France last spring, she hopes to have an opportunity to work abroad after graduation. On campus, she is involved with her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
A senior at the University of Tennessee, Peyton White is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism with a minor in Business Administration. Upon graduating in the spring, she hopes to focus her efforts on finding her place in the event planning industry. This past summer she was the “Gotta Know Knoxville” intern through Visit Knoxville, where she gained valuable experience in the hospitality sector. She is originally from Nashville and is looking forward to being a part of the career world in the city that never stops growing. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends. Peyton is currently a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and Rocky Top will always be home sweet home to her.