Danni B. Varlan
Major Gifts and Annual Giving Officer
East Tennessee Children's Hospital
2100 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37901-5010
2nd Congressional District, 2010 – 2013
Danni B. Varlan was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents on September 29, 2010, representing the second congressional district.
After serving for 11 years on the Board of Directors, Varlan joined East Tennessee Children's Hospital as the Major Gifts and Annual Giving Officer. ETCH is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric medical center that has serviced children since 1937. The 152 bed children's hospital is certified by the State of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
From 2002 until 2012, Varlan was the President of East Tennesseans for Airfare Competition (ETAC), a nonprofit business coalition created for the purposes of developing and implementing initiatives to bring competitively priced air service to McGhee Tyson Airport. In this role, Varlan planned, developed, and implemented strategies to educate the community and businesses in the East Tennessee region on how to support and keep competitive airfare service in the regional market. .
In addition to her professional positions, Varlan is active in her community. She currently serves on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity where she is the chair-elect and the Knoxville Salvation Army Advisory Board. She is a graduate of the 1998 class of Leadership Knoxville where she also served as the Program Director from 1999-2002.
Varlan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She and her husband, the Honorable Thomas a. Varlan, have four college-aged children.