Keynote Speaker

Jim Domanic

Jim Domanic is the General Manager of Blackberry Mountain in Walland Tn.  Prior to Blackberry Mountain opening in February of 2019, Jim served as VP of Retail and Wholesale for Blackberry Farm with additional responsibilities of Strategic Planning, On Property Production and HR.  Before joining Blackberry Farm, he worked for Ruby Tuesday Restaurants for 22 years beginning as a Restaurant Manager straight out of college, progressively rising through the ranks of operations serving as a Regional Director of Operations, and the Director of Domestic and International Franchise Operations, and finally finishing as their Vice President of Training and Development.

Jim has served on the board of the Ruby Relief Fund, ultimately serving as its President, and most recently has been a board member for the National MS Society.

Outside of work Jim has been happily married to his wife, Jen,  since November 2013 and has a 15 year old step-daughter named Avery.  They live in West Knoxville with their puppy, Rosie.  When not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to support Avery with her passion for dance, and playing golf.