Board Member Election Info


There will be 5 vacancies on our 13 member board that will need to be filled for the upcoming term, as current service terms will be expiring. 

The candidates are listed below with links to their individual applications and professional bios. 

Dee Wiseman


Producer, William Knight Insurance Agency

As a founding officer Dee, has served as Secretary, Vice President and President for TNSSA as well as being a very vocal association spokesperson. As the Director of Self Storage & Investment Properties Programs for William Knight Insurance Inc., she is dedicated to providing insurance products that meet and/or exceed the self-storage industry standards and expectations. Her knowledge and expertise also includes a variety of commercial and personal insurance products.

A Tennessee native, Dee began her insurance career in 1990 and through hard work and perseverance established herself as one of the most dedicated and successful professionals in the insurance industry working throughout the South East. Dee’s area of specialty/expertise is in her knowledge of insurance products which are offered to accommodate the commercial insurance needs of building contractors, as well as insurance on commercial/residential investment properties. She is a former board member of the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce and has held a board position with The Insurors of Tennessee – Knoxville Chapter since 2006. Through that organization she has been instrumental in raising funds for different charities in the area.

Anne Williams


First Vice President Investments, Marcus & Millichap

Anne has served the self-storage industry for nineteen years in many different capacities.  She started her career at Extra Space Storage where she started out as an Acquisition Analyst and Cell tower/Billboard Lease Manager. After two years, she was promoted to District Manager and directed the sales and operations of a fifteen property self-storage portfolio in Memphis, Tennessee. 

In 2006 Anne left Extra Space Storage and joined Marcus & Millichap’s National Self Storage Group as a real estate broker in their Memphis, TN office where she facilitates the acquisition and disposition of self-storage assets in the southeast and provides advisory services to her clients relevant to operations, market conditions, capital markets and economic trends affecting the self- storage industry. In addition to working for Marcus & Millichap, Anne works for Self Storage Profits where she is a professional mentor/coach to real estate investors who want to learn how to locate, acquire and successfully operate a storage facility. 

In 2007, Anne and two other industry veterans founded the Tennessee Self Storage Association where she has served as President, Vice President , Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Chair, and Events & Education Chair.  She is currently a board member of the Mississippi Self Storage Owners Association and a member of the Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana Self Storage Associations.

Trey Kirby


Vice President CCIM, NAI Nashville

Trey is a commercial real estate broker with an emphasis on self-storage investments, but also handles various other transactions.  He has been married for 20 years to wife Kim, who is a 2nd grade teacher at Trinity Elementary. They have two children (Kyla 15 & Will 12) and enjoy all types of sports and activities. Trey also enjoys being the soccer coach for both of their teams.


Lee Creech


Manager, Northshore Pellissippi Storage

Lee joined Northshore Pellissippi Storage in 2012 as Assistant Manager, bringing a commitment to the highest levels of customer service and to applying modern revenue management techniques to the facility. He became Manager in 2014, and during his tenure has twice overseen the facility's expansion. He is currently TNSSA's 2018 Manager of the Year.

Drawing upon previous experience in the non_profit sector and as a revenue manager in the hospitality industry, Lee has implemented a data-driven approach to challenging many of the assumptions about self-storage. He is committed to maximizing revenue and creating value through providing "the right space, at the right time, for the right price."

Lee is originally from North Carolina and is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Vestry and is active at St. James Episcopal Church. He and his wife, Beth, live in Knoxville with their dog and two cats.

Scott Mittler


Servant Fire Protection

I was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky, moved to Nashville in 1992, got married in 1994 and I have two daughters. I graduated from ITT in 1997 with a Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronics, and got my start into the security industry as a technician with a company called Mosler. Three years later, I ended up with Siemens, where I was responsible for most of our security and CCTV installs and service. I was with Siemens for approximately seven years and then went to Ingersoll Rand where I was responsible for security and service installs across the entire state of Tennessee. A few years after that, I became a manager at Beacon technologies, where I was responsible for managing the service and installation crews for both fire and security. While at Beacon I was personally responsible for overseeing several Fire, security and CCTV projects in many high-rise buildings in Nashville. I also became Beacon's designated qualifying agent for both security and CCTV, which is a certification that any low voltage integrator in Tennessee has to have on staff. I stayed with Beacon for approximately five years and then I accepted a position with Anixter as branch manager of the distribution store in Nashville. In 2018 I excepted a sales role with Servant Fire Protection. Since joining Servant Fire Protection we have become a member of the TNSSA, MTHA and a few other organizations. I have many certifications as well as my QA license. My hobbies are sports, playing music with friends and spending lots of quality time with family.

Online voting will be held

Monday, November 4th - 11:59 pm Monday, Nov 18th


Results of the election will be announced at the 4th Quarter Luncheon in Nashville on November 19th, 2019.

All elected members of the Board of Directors serve a two year term. All members of the Board of Directors are expected to attend Board meetings; in the event that a board member is absent for more than three (3) consecutive board meetings, his or her position may be considered vacant.

Board Members continuing in their 2nd year of term 2019-20

John Budd - Non-voting board member

Stephanie Tharpe - Incoming President

Jennifer Copper 

Michelle Engler

Bev Krueger

Chris Novarese

Chris Johnson

Andy Beeckman

Jamie Tuck

If you have questions about the election process, 

please contact Melissa Roberts (423) 443-8249  

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