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Brooke Barrett

Director of External Affairs
Department of Environment & Conservation

Brooke is the Director of External Affairs for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). Brooke oversees statewide efforts by the department to provide outreach and communication to department stakeholders, including local government, other government agencies, the regulated community, public interest groups and citizens. Brooke earned her Bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Electronic Media Journalism.

A veteran of the communications industry, Brooke has over a decade of experience behind the scenes at several television stations across the state of Tennessee.  Brooke has been nominated for three Regional Emmy awards.

Brooke is a native of Middle Tennessee, growing up in Franklin, Tennessee. Brooke has two daughters – Gabi (12) and Charlotte (7). Brooke’s hobbies include hiking, visiting Tennessee State Parks, involvement in children and school activities, and anything outdoors.