• “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in the Meeting Industry” – Connect Magazine
  • “Top 43 Meeting Planners to Watch in 2013” – Convention South Magazine

Professional Groups

  • American Society of Association Executives
  • Meeting Professionals International

Joe Fleenor

Director of Events & Client Relations

Joe is the Director of Events and Client Relations for The Rainmaker Companies, serving Alliance members by planning and executing their educational conferences to promote member relationships, business referrals, and personal growth. He works directly with member planning committees to ensure there is leading-edge content for all Rainmaker Alliance events. In addition, Joe oversees sponsorship business development efforts and assists in new member recruitment.

 Prior to joining Rainmaker, Joe worked in numerous capacities with the United States Tennis Association, including event management, marketing, consulting, and sales. He also served as Managing Editor for a local newspaper in Middle Tennessee. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and an avid tennis player and triathlete. Currently, he is serving as Race Director for the Riverbluff Triathlon. In addition, he is a board member with the Tennessee Tennis Patrons Foundation, and serves in numerous volunteer roles with the Brentwood Endurance Athletic Team and Nashville Sports Council.


• Father of two

• Guilty Pleasure: watching WWE Monday Night RAW

• Enjoys reading Malcolm Gladwell

• Owns a one-eyed cat named Uno

• Was the play-by-play radio voice for the University of Tennessee Softball team while in college