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    Thank You to the TN-China Network Board of Directors and Interns!

    Chinese New Year greeting


    On this first day of the Year of the Dog, TN-China Network would like to thank our wonderful Board of Directors for their dedication and commitment to helping grow TN-China trade and investment. With their varied backgrounds and deep, broad China expertise, TN-China Network is truly honored to enjoy their support and participation. THANK YOU!

    Please take a moment to get to know our Board Members by scrolling below and visiting the Leadership page of our website to read their bios.

    If you would like to have a chance to meet our Board Members and draw on their knowledge and experience, JOIN TN-CHINA NETWORK and participate in TNCN events that take place across the state throughout the year.

    We would also like to thank our dedicated TNCN Interns, without whom TNCN would not be able to provide all the events, online resources, and services that we do!

    Thank you so much to Fei Liu, who loyally served TNCN in Knoxville from August 2015 to January 2018. Our longest serving Research Associate/Manager, she provided crucial research assistance, excellent translation and communications support, and more, with close attention to detail. Though Fei has returned to China, she will continue to provide TNCN periodic support as needed. Thank you for your dedication and years of support provided to TNCN, Fei!

    We would also like to thank our second longest-serving intern, Aron Shiers of Memphis! Volunteering for TNCN as a Research Associate from May 2016 to January 2018, he provided a variety of much needed research, writing, and communications support as well. He recently obtained another position with a company in Memphis, and we are excited for him as he enters this new stage of his career!

    Finally we would like to thank our departing Fall 2017 Research Associate in Nashville, Maddie Glumsic, as well as our new Spring 2018 Research Associate in Knoxville, Marlina Som! Maddie was a great help from August to December 2017, and we congratulate her as a new Belmont University graduate! Marlina started interning for TNCN in November 2017, and we are already benefiting from her skills and initiative. We are glad to have her help at least through the spring semester before she graduates from University of Tennessee in May 2018.

    Thank you again to all the TNCN Board Members and Interns! Please scroll below to see them all or visit the Leadership page of our website to read their full bios.


    新年快乐!Happy New Year!


    TN-China Network Board of Directors


    Jeremy Goldkorn. photoBoard Chair

    Jeremy Goldkorn

    Sinica Podcast
    Co-Host and Co-Founder

    Nashville, TN





    Lori Odom headshot

    Board Vice Chair

    Lori Odom

    Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
    Vice President of International Business

    Nashville, TN





    Steven Gu headshotBoard Treasurer

    Steven Gu

    Director of US-China Business Advisory Services

    Atlanta, GA / Knoxville, TN






    Board Secretary

    Darcie Goodwin

    International Marketing / Communications Consultant

    Charleston, SC / Memphis, TN





    Lisa Catron headshotBoard Member

    Lisa Catron

    Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
    International Sales Manager

    Memphis, TN






    Lulu Copeland headshot

    Board Member

    Lulu Copeland

    Chattanooga State Community College
    Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development

    Chattanooga, TN






    Jim Ebel headshot

    Board Member

    Jim Ebel

    CenterBrain Partners

    Knoxville, TN / Shunde, Guangdong Province, China






    Jim Lamber headshotBoard Member

    Jim Lambert

    YCH Hops
    Regional Sales Manager, Craft Asia

    Nashville, TN






    Raymond Liu headshotBoard Member

    Raymond Liu

    McKee Foods Corporation
    International Business Development Specialist

    Chattanooga, TN









    John Scannapieco headshotBoard Member

    John Scannapieco

    Baker Donelson
    Shareholder and Co-Lead of the Firm’s Global Business Team

    Nashville, TN







    sebastian ward headshot

    Board Member

    Sebastian Ward

    Fort Defiance Industries
    Vice President of Sales & Marketing

    Knoxville, TN






    TN-China Network Staff


    Fei Liu headshot

    Fei (Faye) Liu

    Research Manager

    August 2015 to January 2018
    Knoxville, TN (continuing periodic support from China in 2018)




    Aron Shiers headshot

    Aron Shiers

    Research Associate

    May 2016 to January 2018
    Memphis, TN






    Maddie Glumsic headshot2

    Maddie Glumsic

    Research Associate

    August to December 2017
    Nashville, TN





    Marlina Som headshotMarlina Som

    Research Associate

    November 2017 to Present
    Knoxville, TN







    To read TNCN Board Member and current intern bios, visit the Leadership page of our website.

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