Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

SALES TEAM

The team at Visit Knoxville would love to tell you more about our city, our facilities and the people who will work to make your next conference or gathering a true success.


Sarah RowanSarah Rowan

Senior Director of Sales

Sarah joined Visit Knoxville in 2013 as a Sales Director and has spent the past 2 years focused on recruiting the scientific, engineering, trade, hobby and agricultural markets to Knoxville. Prior to joining the Visit Knoxville team, Sarah served as the Director of Sales at the Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau. Originally from Johnson City, Tennessee, Sarah earned a degree in Mass Communication from East Tennessee State University. During her free time, Rowan likes to cook, travel, and spend time with her husband John, daughter Haven Marie, and her four-legged children Hershey Kiss (a Corgi mix) and Blue (a Blue Pit Bull). Her favorite things about Knoxville are the great local shops and restaurants and UT football in the fall.


Pearl Dorsey

Sales Director

Pearl is a native Knoxvillian. Working in the hospitality industry for seven years, Pearl brings sales and marketing experience to her role at Visit Knoxville. Pearl has two sons and two grandsons, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to a variety of music, and being outdoors. What she most likes about Knoxville is the people and the great weather.

Tammy Ivey

Sales Director

Tammy Ivey brings over 30 years of sales and marketing expertise to the Visit Knoxville sales team. Tammy's focus is the SMERF (Social, Military, Education, Religious and Fraternal) markets, and she takes pride in showcasing all Knoxville has to offer to meeting planners all over the World. Tammy was born and raised in East Tennessee and witnessing and being involved in the Knoxville revitalization is why Tammy says Knoxville is her forever home. In Tammy's spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband, two children, and their two dogs.

Kristen Combs

Sales DirectorKristen Combs

Kristen relocated to Knoxville in 2011 seeking a new adventure, originally hailing from the metro Detroit area.  She has been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years with both Marriott and Hilton and is a recent addition to the Visit Knoxville team.  Kristen spends a lot of time traveling with her husband and two Boston Terriers with a goal of seeing all the National Park sites in the United States.  She loves calling Knoxville home; it’s been her favorite destination to date!