What is MMAA?
The Metro Memphis Attractions Association is a professional organization that celebrates and supports the world class attractions community in the Greater Memphis, TN, area.
With monthly networking meetings, educational opportunities, and statewide hospitality and tourism updates, membership in the MMAA is a valuable tool for attractions, hospitality entities, and service providers to the industry.
The mission of the Metro Memphis Attractions Association is the betterment, growth and development of attractions within the Mid-South region's tourism industry.
Meet Executive Director Shirley Davis Conner
Shirley Davis Conner has proudly served as MMAA's Executive Director since October 2020. A native Memphian, Shirley has been in the Memphis hospitality industry since college, although she's not saying exactly how long ago that was! After starting out as a front desk clerk at a local hotel, she moved into reservations and then on to hotel sales before spending 28 years with Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley. Shirley loves to travel and is always happy to have the opportunity to promote the entire Mid-South region and specifically MMAA members, wherever she roams.
2022 MMAA Board of Directors
President: Michael Todd, America's Incredible Pizza Company
Immediate Past President: Kim Terrell, DeSoto County Tourism
Vice President: Ashley Carver, City of Collierville
Secretary: Meagan May, Backbeat Tours
Treasurer: Lori Huffstutler, The Guesthouse at Graceland
Member at Large: Nick Harmeier, Memphis Zoo
Member at Large: John Paciera, Travel Host of Memphis
Member at Large: Kelly Woods, Graceland
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Appointee: Marty Marbry
Memphis Tourism Appointee: Leah Gafni
Soul of Memphis by Kelvin Baldwin
"Through my involvement in MMAA over the past 25 years, I have gained a countless number of tourism industry friends and have built professional relationships that would not have been possible without MMAA."
- Michael Todd, America's Incredible Pizza Company
"As someone who entered the tourism/hospitality industry having had no previous experience, and then moving quickly into a management role within the industry, MMAA has helped me learn the ins and outs of the business and introduced me to people who have become not only invaluable colleagues, but also great friends! The monthly meetings cover topics that help us all keep our fingers on the pulse of Memphis tourism and global tourism as a whole. "
- Meagan May, Backbeat Tours
"The MMAA has been a tremendous avenue to network with the decision makers in the tourism industry in Memphis. The informative monthly meetings and timely insider updates have helped me build my business as well as forecast future opportunities."
- Dena Ferrell Nance, Entretech Solutions