Chattanooga Tourism Co. Announces New Partnership Director

Friday, February 5, 2021
The Chattanooga Tourism Co. has hired Allison Wolfe as partnership director, who will work closely with Chattanooga’s attractions, restaurants, hotels and tourism-related businesses to help enhance collaboration and the local tourism economy. Ms. Wolfe comes to the Chattanooga Tourism Co. from theCO, an entrepreneur center serving 60 rural counties across Tennessee. 
 
Before that, she was part of the founding team of CO.LAB, and during her nine years there, Ms. Wolfe helped lead the organization to serve over 1,000 entrepreneurs and host more than 500 public events.
She is a founder of Startup Week Chattanooga, a board member of The UNFoundation, and the 2018 inaugural winner of the Charlie Brock Ecosystem Impact Award.  
 
Ms. Wolfe was born and raised in Chattanooga. After graduating cum laude with a degree in finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, she was named a CreateHere fellow and focused on entrepreneurial, arts and nonprofit support. Outside of the office, Ms. Wolfe is based in the Southside with her husband, Sam, and their rescue dogs, Maggie and Birdie. 
 
For more information about the Chattanooga Tourism Co. and partnership information, go to www.visitchattanooga.com/partnership.

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