OUR PEOPLE

STEPHANIE WHITT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

OUR PEOPLE

Stephanie Whitt is the chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Beacon Center of Tennessee and Beacon Impact. She works closely with Beacon’s CEO to advance our strategic mission, manages the team’s day-to-day operations, and also oversees Beacon Impact’s policy and legislative advocacy arm.

Stephanie previously served as Assistant Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Human Services. She oversaw the department’s legislative affairs, communications arm, and customer service team. Stephanie was responsible for shepherding the department’s priorities through the legislative process. She also led the communications team responsible for all of the department’s internal and external communications, including media relations, social media, and was the department’s lead spokesperson. Prior to joining Gov. Haslam’s administration, she worked for the Tennessee Senate as a committee research analyst. Stephanie is a proud alumni of Middle Tennessee State University and lives in East Nashville with her husband Holt and their two children Robert and Molly.