Rhett Bentley

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Rhett Bentley manages communications for Thrive Regional Partnership, a regional placemaking agency that addresses holistic, sustainable growth in the tri-state greater Chattanooga region.

As Thrive’s Communications Manager, Rhett is dedicated to developing and sustaining relationships with regional media to share news and stories of various communities and constituencies across the tri-state greater Chattanooga region.

Residing in Chattanooga for the last four years, Rhett has established connections in the city’s vibrant nonprofit sector. She has facilitated communications for organizations such as Southern Lit Alliance and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Rhett grew to love the regional landscape while a student at Sewanee, the University of the South. She graduated in 2012 with a major in English and minors in Spanish and Art History.

Bentley lives in the North Shore neighborhood of Chattanooga with her husband, Rob, and two dogs. Outside of the office she can be found hiking the area’s scenic trails, on her mat at a hot yoga studio, or practicing her fly fishing cast. She enjoys reading and writing about people and places, and maintains a cultivated interest in the various characteristics that compose a community.

Erik McNair