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Erika Eck

Food and Beverage Manager

Meme Welch assists with management of all food and beverage operations; leading the food and beverage team by attracting, recruiting, training and appraising talented personnel; and ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations.

Welch first worked at the Convention Center in 2013 as a temporary server. Displaying a strong work ethic and knack for the industry, she quickly worked her way up through the ranks – from server to banquet captain and now as assistant food and beverage manager. As a server, Welch was honored as “Server of the Quarter.”

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Welch has lived in Knoxville since 2011. She earned her degree in computer science information from California State University, San Bernardino in 2006.


Phone: 865-251-6077
Mobile: 865-556-2745



701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


What is your favorite activity to do in Knoxville?

I actually have two favorite activities- shopping and eating.

What is your favorite location in Knoxville?

The Knoxville Convention Center. Even though I work here, this place brings so much joy and peace to my life. I particularly enjoy the beautiful artwork and the amazing events that take place here.

What do you think sets Knoxville apart as a great city to visit?

The mountains and the great hospitality.

What is your favorite part about working at the Knoxville Convention Center?

The people who work here and seeing events come to life for clients and guests.