Tina Benkiser is an experienced and respected leader in the areas of law, politics, and volunteerism.

Licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Texas, Tina has served as in-house corporate counsel in an international energy company, counsel in an international intellectual property law firm, and in her own private law practice. She currently lectures and coordinates business law and ethics classes at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Also actively involved in politics and in advancing constitutional principles, Tina is committed to promoting conservative principles and helping those who share such principles be effectively involved in the political process. She is a long-time grassroots activist who currently serves as a Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committeewoman (SD-11), is a board member of Tennessee’s Beacon Center, and a founding member of Hamilton Flourishing. She has also served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, member of the Republican National Committee, Senior Advisor to Gov. Rick Perry’s gubernatorial campaign, and in many other leadership positions. Inspiring people who share our principles, Tina knows how to share a conservative message in a positive and practical way.

Tina received a Juris Doctor from The University of Alabama, where she served as Co-Editor of the Journal of the Legal Profession, was on the National Trial Advocacy Team, and clerked for Alabama Supreme Court Justice Samuel Beatty. Tina has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Physical Science (honors in Biochemistry) with an Economics minor from Mississippi University for Women.

Tina and her husband Eric have been married for over 28 years and live in Signal Mountain, TN. They attend Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga. Tina continues to lead a Precept Bible study at Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, her home church for over 25 years.