The Savannah Event Network was established by Tammy Moseley Ray in 2016. With more than 20 years’ experience of planning events in various capacities, Tammy is familiar with the logistics required for a successful gathering.
Tammy opened her first business, The Detail Department, in 2006 as a consulting firm specializing in corporate event planning and public relations. Ranging from 3,000 guests to 50, her events have included swearing-in ceremonies for Congressman Buddy Carter, Georgia Historical Society’s gala to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the colony and subsequent annual galas, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s 200th anniversary gala, Massie Heritage Center’s 150th anniversary gala, luncheons for former gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson, groundbreaking ceremonies for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, Memorial Health’s 60th anniversary celebration and employee recognition events, art shows for New York City artist Laura Loving, Savannah magazine’s Best of Savannah party and many more.
Her six-year tenure as the director of the Tourism Leadership Council, a non-profit association that provides resources to businesses in the Savannah hospitality industry, began when the entity was a year old; she ultimately doubled its membership and raised almost half a million dollars to support its programs. Her background includes serving as the sales and marketing manager for Southeast Fast Food Partners, a franchisee of 24 Hardee’s restaurants; directing a career program, handling public relations and organizing fund-raising events for the Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, and writing feature stories for the Savannah Morning News.
Tammy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communication. She is a past president of the Junior League of Savannah and the Savannah Advertising Federation and has chaired numerous committees for both organizations. A former member of the Savannah Technical College Community Council, she has served on the board of directors for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia food bank, CrimeStoppers and Savannah Downtown Business Association. She has chaired committees for the American Diabetes Association, the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and the Savannah Book Festival. Her outstanding service has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the Junior League of Savannah and the Savannah Advertising Federation. In addition, she was named a Top 40 Under 40 business professional by the Business Report & Journal and received an ADDY advertising competition award from the Savannah Advertising Federation.
The Savannah Event Network would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions to this endeavor:
Focus Group Members
Maria Center, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Airforce
Shannan Flathman, Hyatt Regency Savannah
Heather Gordon, Heather Gordon Consulting
Patti Lyons, Senior Citizens, Inc.
Diana Morrison, Advertising Specialty Services
Madeleine Warren, Edibelles
Lauren Baker, Chatham County Health Department
Bret Bell, City of Savannah
Kristin Detwiler, Savannah Destination Management
Blake Greco, Oliver Maner LLP
Stacy Jennings, Savannah Morning News
Sally Silbermann, Coastal Health District
Lee Summerford, Oliver Maner LLP