Paul Smith Leaving Chattanooga Market To Head Operations At Finley Stadium

Friday, August 23, 2013

Paul Smith is leaving the Chattanooga Market to take the position as executive director of the Stadium Corporation that operates Finley Stadium.

He replaces Merrill Eckstein, who is retiring from the $75,000-per-year post.

Mr. Smith, along with Chris Thomas (executive director) and Melissa Siragusa (director of marketing) revitalized the Chattanooga Market in 2008,  and together grew it into a robust non-profit organization which touches hundreds of small businesses and partner charities annually, officials said.  

Chattanooga Market officials stated, "Paul Smith is a large part of the success, growth and overall experience at the Market and his efforts have not gone unnoticed.  He has been a community leader involved in the arts, agriculture and many other non-profit events in Chattanooga.  His rapport with Market vendors, city officials, and the general public is well known and he will certainly be missed in his current capacity. Paul will continue to work closely with the Market, however, as one of his new responsibilities at the Stadium Corporation is to manage Finley Stadium and the First Tennessee Pavilion, the site on the Market every Sunday."

Steve Brehm, who joined the Chattanooga Market in 2011, has been promoted to operations manager. 

The Chattanooga River Market & Sunday Market Master will be Bob Moore, who has been on the team at the Market during the 2013 season. 



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