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Rhonda Rice is Executive Vice President of the Knoxville Chamber, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, including Membership and Economic Development activities. In this capacity, Rice is largely focused on Innovation Valley, the regional economic development program made up of six partner agencies for the Knoxville–Oak Ridge area. She has been with the Chamber since 1993, having held the position of Vice President of Economic Development.
Rice is active in several national associations, including Industrial Asset Management Council, Corporate Real Estate Network, International Economic Development Council and the Southern Economic Development Council. She has served as chair of the Tennessee Economic Partnership, past President of the Tennessee Economic Development Council and past chair of the University of Tennessee Chancellors Associates. Currently, she serves on several local board of directors including the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, Tech 2020, and is a member of the Executive Women’s Association and a 2003 graduate of Leadership Knoxville.
Rice holds a B.S. in Political Science and Education from the University of Tennessee.
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