Brett Howell, Executive Director


Brett began as TCHOA executive director July 1, 2021. He served as a communications consultant with the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) for the past 26 years. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from Tennessee Technological University, where he also received a minor in history.

In 2019 he earned the Certified Public Manager designation. At CTAS he worked directly with the county associations of highway officials, mayors and commissioners, and has been responsible for public policy and fiscal analysis, particularly as it relates to how the state budget and proposed legislation impact counties. During his tenure he has served as the managing editor of Tennessee County News.

Brett's email: [email protected]

Tanya Todd, Assistant Director for Member Services

Tanya joined TCSA in April 2021 with 34 years of experience providing a wide range of range of business functions including office management, finance, marketing, sales, research and development.

She previously worked as the chief operating officer for Cannon Industrial Products, Inc. Prior to that, she worked at UT-CTAS as the administrative assistant III for the training department. Tanya will concentrate on member programs and services available from TCSA and its affiliates, and the National Association of Counties.

Tanya's email: [email protected]