corporate staff

CEO Joe Albright

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CFO Belinda Arender

         A native of South Mississippi, Belinda is a graduate of Belhaven University and the Ole Miss School of Banking. For nearly a decade, she served as a local executive director for a Miss Mississippi triple crown preliminary.  Married to her husband, Joey for over 27 years, she is the proud Mom to two sons, Blake and Brock. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her son play baseball, traveling and being entertained by her fur babies, Rusty, an energetic GoldenDoodle and Buster, a grumpy Chihuahua.

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Hollie Alexander

Outstanding Teen Director

           Hollie Alexander was born & raised in Gallatin, Tennessee. She was a competitive dancer & cheerleader for 24 years, winning several state, national and world titles. Hollie graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's degree in History & Political Science. During college she was the captain of the MTSU Dance Team, intern with the house agriculture committee with the Tennessee House of Representatives, and represented MTSU at the 2010 Miss Tennessee Competition (Miss America Organization) as Miss Middle Tennessee Blue Raider. After graduating from MTSU she worked doing marketing for companies and politicians. She was the campaign director for former State Representative Mike Mcdonald. For the last 8 years Hollie has been an educator. She is a level 5 highly qualified teacher for the State of Tennessee. Hollie is the state director for Miss Tennessee's Outstanding Teen which is the state competition to Miss America's Outstanding Teen. The Tennessee Outstanding Teen program awards over $10,000 in college scholarships annually.  In her down time Hollie enjoys running, working out, watching movies & spending time with her husband Chris.

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Phil Shirley

         Phil Shirley is from Sherwood, Arkansas, and currently lives in Nashville where he is employed as an Audiovisual/Video Conference Specialist with UBS Financial. Over the past 30+ years he has held many roles while working in the Entertainment, Television and Live Event Technology industry. He has an over 15+ year relationship with the Miss Tennessee/Miss America Organization as a certified judge and more recently as a regional field director. His daughter, Kelsi, is 23 years old and lives in Chattanooga.

Middle TN Field Director