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Knoxville Chamber
About Us
Executive Division
Rhonda Rice Clayton
Executive Vice President
Phone Number: 
(865) 246-2643

I oversee day-to-day operations of the Knoxville Chamber, which includes administration, membership, economic development and finance. I am also the executive administrator for Innovation Valley, the Chamber’s regional economic development initiative.

Joined the Chamber in 1993

Education and/or Professional Accreditations: 

  • Bachelor of Science in education and political science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Know My Knoxville

Favorite Knoxville location? The Historic Tennessee Theatre.

Favorite thing about Knoxville? It truly is a GREAT place to live and raise a family.

What part of town do you live in? West Knoxville.

Why did you choose that part of town, and what makes it special? It’s a great location because it is centrally located to the things my family is involved in or participates in i.e., school, sports, downtown or the lake.

How long have you lived in Knoxville? 30 years.

Where else have you lived? I grew up on a dairy farm in McMinn County.

Quick Bits 

Favorite movie... Gone with the Wind

Favorite vacation... Family beach trips

Favorite sports team... Tennessee Volunteers

Favorite time of day... Sunset

How do you spend your free time... With family at sports activities or poolside

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