Knox Commerce

Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors 2017-2018

Terry Turner

All Occasions Party Rentals

Board Chair, Knoxville Chamber

East Tennessee native Terry Turner began his 26-year career in the rental industry at Party Rentals in 1991. In 2002, Turner co-founded All Occasions Party Rentals along with his mentor in the rental industry, Chuck Rothstein. They began with six employees and annual sales of $950,000. Their full-service event rental company now employs 55 people and serves more than 4,500 events annually. Annual sales have grown to over $6 million.

Turner started All Convention and Expo Services in 2012 along with Wes Mullins. Later that year, they purchased ToeZay Decorating and combined the two companies to become East Tennessee’s resource for trade show services and the preferred vendor at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Tailgate Tennessee, the Official Tailgate of Tennessee Football, was launched in 2012 through a partnership with the Athletic Department of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since the kickoff, the operation has more than doubled each year, providing more than 400 tailgates for football fans on the UT campus.

Turner is a member of the American Rental Association, a national organization promoting the success of its 10,000-plus members and advancing the growth of the $48 billion rental industry. He is an active member of its Board of Directors, serv- ing as president in 2016 and chairman in 2017. He currently serves on the board of ARA Insurance, the largest provider of insurance services to the rental industry.

Turner is heavily involved in the community and currently serves on the boards of Knoxville Zoo, Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, Live 5 and Tennessee Valley Fair. He is also a committee member of the Knoxville Area Golf Charities which pro- duces the Tour, The News Sentinel Open golf tournament attended by 36,500 people and raising more than $95,000 for 20 local charities. Turner is known for his generous spirit and his passion of giving back. His companies donate more than $250,000 in products and services annually to local schools and non-profit organizations.

Meet the Board of Directors:

Brad Adams, South College

Bruce Anderson, East TN Children’s Hospital, Ex Officio/CBID

Robyn Askew, Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop

Ursula Bailey, Law Office of Ursula Bailey

Robert Baird, Atlantic Capital Bank

Patrick Birmingham

Bruce Bosse, Merit Construction

Mary Ellen Brewington, Cherokee Distributing Company

Kent Bristow, TeamHealth

Daniel Carter, The Trust Company

Faris Eid, Design Innovation Architects

Mel Evans, Insurefit RM

Jeremy Floyd, Finworx

Parker Frost, Gigmark and Big Wheel

Tiffany Gardner, First Tennessee Bank

Jill Green, BGT Recruiting & Consulting

Neal Green, All Occasion Catering

Harry Gross, SunTrust Bank

James Hurley, LMU

Dylan Jones, Scripps Networks Interactive

Nadim Jubran, Capstone Concepts

Joe Landsman, University Health System

Justin Maierhofer, Tennessee Valley Authority

Ed Medford, KUB

David Metz, Marine Accessories Corporation

Denise Moretz, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter

Jim Nichols, Red Door Brokers, Ex Officio/TDC

Tom Rogers, UT-Battelle/ORNL, Ex Officio/UT-Battelle/ORNL

Jim Rooney, PureMagic Carwash

Sara Rose, Bush Brothers & Company

Jorge Sanabria, Expoquip

Cory Schupp, Pilot Flying J

Debra Smith, Home Federal Bank

Nikitia Thompson, Realty Executives – Nikitia Thompson Realty

John Thurman, McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects & Interior Designers

Lance Tracy, Radio Systems Corporation

Terry Turner, All Occasions Party Rentals*

Mahasti Vafie, The Tomato Head

Jim VanderSteeg, Covenant Health

Howard Vogel, O’Neill, Parker & Williamson, Ex Officio/MKAA

Michelle Walters, Regions Bank

Doyle Webb, EXIT Glenn Jacobs Realty

Susan Williams, SRW & Associates