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Staff

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The staff at Sumner County Tourism has deep knowledge of the area’s attractions, ensuring visitors have a memorable and enjoyable experience. Our dedication and passion for promoting the beauty and culture of Sumner County make us invaluable ambassadors for the region.

Executive Director

Mark Efros

Mark has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. In addition to obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Mark has worked as a multi-unit Director of Sales and General Manager of multiple hotels and brands. He has owned and operated three restaurants and with his family owned and operated a successful retail business. l owned his family retail business operating and serving as Director of Sales .  She is a lifelong resident of Gallatin in Sumner County.

Mark is a fun-loving leader with strong knowledge of sales, marketing, human resources, administration, and customer service excellence. At one point in his career he was also a morning radio personality known for creative comedy routines. His true passion is travel and he is proud to serve Sumner County with the goal of bringing a greater influx of tourism dollars into the area using the latest technology and building a marketing and sales team to support all the businesses and events in the county that attract tourists.

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Kelly-Dickey

Executive ASSISTANT

KELLY DICKEY

Kelly Dickey has more than 17 years’ experience in tourism. She joined the Sumner County Tourism staff in 2006, and she serves as the office Queen Bee!

Kelly has filled various roles throughout her tenure and currently serves as the Executive Assistant. Kelly has lived in Sumner County for more than 35 years. She thinks the modern convenience and rural charm of Sumner County make it the perfect place to visit, especially in the fall months when the weather is cool, and the fall foliage is spectacular.

Contact Kelly for administrative needs and information.

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER​

MASON DENNING

Mason is a Sumner County native born in Gallatin and raised in Portland. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2020 from Western Kentucky University and in 2023 with an MBA from Cumberland University.

He has held leadership positions in Sumner County and Nashville that helped him build strong relationships with people within the community. He is most excited to showcase what makes Sumner County a can’t miss destination and foster strong relationships with what makes Sumner County so special, its people. In his spare time, you can catch Mason at a local fitness facility, trying new restaurants, or catching some air on one of the local parks.

Contact Mason for news, story ideas, press releases, visitsumnertn.com, social media, and the event calendar.

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Sales & Events Manager

MADIE LEWIS

Madie Lewis is a Sumner County native, born and raised in Goodlettsville.

She attended Beech High School and went on to earn a degree in Business Management at Volunteer State Community College. She comes from a background in Sales and Events as she previously worked with the White House Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2022, she was awarded by both the Goodlettsville and White House chambers as a thriving young professional in their communities. In her free time, Madie enjoys spending time with her family, fiancé, and friends, traveling, and meeting new people!

Contact Madie for group tour planning, sports tournaments, advertising your business, and events.

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HISTORIC HOUSE INTERPRETER​​

ANDREW SPICER

Andrew Spicer has 6 years of experience in the history field and has been working at the Douglass-Clark House for 4 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Middle Tennessee State University and loves learning about the past.

Andrew was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was raised in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Andrew has worked at Stones River National Battlefield, Grey Towers National Historic Site, and Belle Meade Historic Mansion. Andrew enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies, and going on adventures to old places.

Contact Andrew about history, events, and information about the Douglass-Clark House.

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