Meet our Team

The highly trained and professional staff members of
UT Conferences & Event Services are prepared to make your next event a success.

Our Team

Leanna Belew

Executive Director
lbelew1@utk.edu

Megan Henderson, CCP

Director of Conferences
mhenderson@utk.edu

Suzanne Beeler

Director of Finance
sbeeler@utk.edu

Jeremy Easterday

Sales Manager
jeasterd@utk.edu

John Humphrey

Operations Manager
jhumphr1@utk.edu

Jessica Swett

Office Manager

Mark Russell

IT Administrator

Barry Neal, CMP

Contracts & Procurement Manager

Greg Eisele

Certified Executive Chef

Heather McNeal

Event Manager

Jenny Lackey

Accounting Specialist

Emily Huffman

Event Coordinator

Brianna Nelson

Social Media Specialist

Dianna Hembree

Administrative Specialist

Samantha Bergstrand

Banquet Captain

Patrick Alley

Art Director

Hope Antone

Conference Center
Sales & Service Manager
hantone@utk.edu

TBD

IT Administrator

TBD

Event Coordinator

Why Join Our Student Staff?

Paid Internship Opportunities

Gain Valuable Event Management Experience

Temporary Summer Event Staff Roles Available

From Start to Finish, Our Experience Shows

As a former student intern with UT Conferences, I can confidently say that this experience was the catalyst for my career in tourism. The real-world challenges of planning so many diverse events not only solidified my passion for the industry but also equipped me with practical skills that continue to set me apart in my profession. UT Conferences was not just an internship; it was a springboard that ignited my passion for the tourism and hospitality industry.

Justin Keyes-Bundy, Digital Content Manager, Visit Bend Oregon