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Melissa Woody


Melissa Woody

Vice President, Tourism Development
Phone Number: 423-472-6587
Email Address: mwoody@clevelandchamber.com



Primary Responsibilities at the Chamber:

Creates and implements marketing strategies to promote the region to tourists, works with community organizations to develop tourism products/attractions, works with media to feature local tourism industry to attract visitors and to create positive publicity for the Chamber and community, advocates for tourism issues to state legislators and maintains relationships with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development


Other Professional/Community Affiliations:

Part-time faculty member, Communication and the Arts, Lee University; Tennessee Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (past chair); Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association (board member); Tennessee Tourism Roundtable (past board member); Cleveland Media Association; Charleston-Calhoun-Hiwassee Historical Society; Bradley County Historical Society; Southeast Tourism Society; and Travel Industry of America; International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off (committee co-chair); Allied Arts Council; Evening Shade Committee; MainStreet Cleveland (past president, board member)

First Baptist Cleveland (sanctuary choir)


Professional Recognitions:

Tourism Marketing Professional (TMP), Southeast Tourism Society; Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional (CTTP), Tennessee Tourism Roundtable; Spotlight Award for Leadership & Management, Tennessee Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus; graduate of Leadership Cleveland



MS degree in communications, public relations emphasis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

BS degree in communications, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN


225 Keith St SW
PO Box 2275
Cleveland TN 37320-2275
Phone: 423-472-6587
Fax: 423-472-2019
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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