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STEPHANIE WHITT, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

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Stephanie Whitt is the executive vice president of the Beacon Center of Tennessee and Beacon Impact. She works closely with Beacon’s CEO to advance our strategic mission, manages the team’s day-to-day operations, and also oversees Beacon Impact’s policy and legislative advocacy arm.

Stephanie previously served as Assistant Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Human Services. She oversaw the department’s legislative affairs, communications arm, and customer service team. Stephanie was responsible for shepherding the department’s priorities through the legislative process. She also led the communications team responsible for all of the department’s internal and external communications, including media relations, social media, and was the department’s lead spokesperson. In her role, Stephanie also helped bring about meaningful reforms to our state’s welfare programs to reduce government dependency and lead Tennesseans to become productive members of society. Prior to joining Gov. Haslam’s administration, she managed Sen. Jim Tracy’s campaign for Congress and worked as the research analyst for the Senate Transportation Committee. She earned a B.S degree in Mass Communication with a double minor in psychology and business communications from Middle Tennessee State University. Stephanie lives in East Nashville with her husband Holt and their dog Barry.

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