Dennis Tumlin is the executive director of the Rhea County Economic Development and Tourism Council in Dayton, Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BS in Business Administration and is a TN Certified Economic Developer through the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services.

Tumlin has served on Governor Haslam’s Rural Task force subcommittee on rural economic development, and also served on Governor Haslam’s Project H20 board focusing on a long term plan for water stewardship in Tennessee. His vision to create the 330-acre Rail Hub South industrial development paved the way for the recently announced Nokian Tyres manufacturing plant that selected Dayton in May 2017.

Dennis is a Rhea County native where he currently resides with his wife and three daughters.

Rhett Bentley