Director of Sponsorships
Tommy Whitwell of Lexington, serves Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization as Director of Sponsorship. For over 45 years, Tommy has been involved in every aspect of the Miss America Organization starting with being a local director at the young age of 25 after attending the University of Tennessee at Martin. During his tenure, he has served on the Miss Kentucky board and has been a respected local director in Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky. He has been honored with the Prestigious Director of the Year award in 2008 and 2018 from the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition. In addition, Tommy was recognized and awarded the Legacy Award in 2021 for his dedication to the Miss America Competition. He proudly boasts 3 Miss Tennessee winners for whom he served as Executive Director, Grace Gore Sturdivant 2007, Nicole Jordan 2010 and Caty Davis 2017, as well as 2 Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen Winners Maggie Belew Ricketts 2010 and Allie Privitt 2015. Tommy is passionate about his work with the Miss Tennessee Scholarship organization.