Joy Ringpfeil was born and raised in Tennessee. She is married and has lived in Williamson County for more than 25 years where her and her husband raised their two children. Joy has worked most of her life in accounting and internal audit. She has been employed by local companies such as Service Merchandise, Inc.,…

Administrative Coordinator

  Meet Our Staff

Events & Communications Specialist

Griffin Wilcoxon, Williamson, Inc’s Events and Communications Specialist, graduated from Asbury University with a degree in media and communications. After interning at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, Griffin moved to Williamson County to work as the Director of Logistics and Marketing for the Music City Sports Festival in Nashville. He currently helps…

Director, Williamson County Chamber Foundation

Lynn directs the Chamber’s non-profit foundation and coordinates the adult and youth leadership programs and alumni association. A graduate of Washington College in Maryland, she has a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Prior to working for the Chamber, Lynn worked in public health for many years and owned several businesses. She loves her job, but when…

Director of Membership

Renee is responsible for the development and recruitment of Williamson, Inc. business partners, with emphasis on larger companies. Her background includes 10 years in wireless telecommunications sales and 11 years as Leasing Director at AmericasMart – Atlanta, a wholesale trade mart in the gift and home furnishings industry. Renee enjoys traveling to faraway places, interior…

Director of Government Affairs

Kel McDowell originally hails from Gainesboro, Tennessee. As Director of Government Affairs, Kel serves as a resource and liaison for the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Williamson County. Most recently, Kel headed up the Kosciusko Attala Partnership, an economic/community development organization in Attala County, Mississippi. Previously, he has worked, in different capacities, with the…

Director of Business Development

In his role as Director of Business Development, Nathan is charged with leading Williamson, Inc.’s efforts to recruit new companies to the area and to ensure that those existing businesses that call Williamson County home continue to grow and prosper. Nathan comes to Williamson, Inc. from Vanderbilt University where he served as the Director of…

Director of Talent Development

Nick joined the economic development team at Williamson, Inc. in January of 2015. His primary role is with the business retention and expansion program, helping connect entrepreneurs, small, and medium size businesses with the many resources available in Williamson County. As a liaison between the business community, local and state governments, Nick creates pathways to…

Director of Member Engagement

Leigh has called Franklin home since the age of 4. Her 1995 cum laude degree from Belmont University led her to marketing and sales, including community marketing and public relations with BancorpSouth, and event management for The Battle of Franklin Trust. Leigh has been involved with many community organizations including United Way of Williamson County,…

Senior Director of Events

Abby Bass is an event planning expert who focuses on relationships and juggling lots of moving parts. Bass has held a variety of leadership roles including live performance stage management, engaging volunteers, securing sponsors and booking top notch speakers. As Senior Director of Event Planning, she works strategically with the Williamson, Inc. Board of Directors,…