The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host its January Genealogy Day on Saturday, January 28th at 10 am at the White House at Grace Meadows Farm, 170 John France Road, Jonesborough. The society will host speaker, Alicia Phelps, Executive Director of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association.
Alicia Phelps is the Executive Director of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association. Under her leadership, Northeast Tennessee Tourism was named the state’s 2019 destination marketing organization of the year, as the region continues to dominate with $773 million economic impact annually.
Alicia’s professional career began with Emory & Henry College, where she worked in Public Relations prior to being named Director of Tourism & Marketing for Historic Jonesborough, Tenn. Phelps received her undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College, graduate degree from King University, tourism marketing professional certification from Southeast Tourism Society, and was part of the inaugural Appalachian Regional Commission’s Leadership Institute program.
Alicia was recognized in the Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2022, serves as the instructor for East Tennessee State University’s Hospitality & Tourism Certification program, and short term rental workshops in Tennessee. She is active on several tourism and event related boards in the eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee. Phelps’ interests include continuing operations on her family farm and short-term rental properties, genealogy, running, kayaking, classic cars and is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie.