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Cole takes on ARA of Tennessee presidency

By Brock Huffstutler

March 14, 2023

Jill Cole

Jill Cole

Jill Cole, owner, Southern Events, Franklin, Tenn., has taken on the role of president for the ARA of Tennessee. She succeeds Mike Royal, president, Showtime Event Rentals, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Southern Events is a locally owned, full-service event party rental company serving Greater Middle Tennessee. Cole started Southern Events with her husband, Chip, to meet the demands of Williamson County’s growing community of families and businesses that had occasions to celebrate. The Coles’ business began in their garage and has grown in tandem with other local companies, building the relationships they now enjoy in Middle Tennessee’s event planning community.

Cole joined the ARA of Tennessee board of directors in 2020 and has served as board secretary since 2021.