Dee Nollner has deep ties to the community, both as a business woman and as a steady volunteer for various organizations.
Mrs. Nollner attended the U of M afterward she had two different professions first as an advertising copywriter and second in business. She ran the Memphis Branch office of CINCINNATI INCORPORATED, an Ohio –based manufacturer of machine tools. She served as state liaison between corporate headquarters and customers in the state of TN, coordinating regional efforts of customer service and parts departments. During her tenure she oversaw major shifts and innovations in the office; dealt directly with all customers in the district, assisted branch offices in other states, and developed a reputation for creating strong customer satisfaction, efficiency and dependability for the company.
Dee Nollner began her volunteerism as Cub Scout Den mother continuing through Senior Services (now Meritan) and the Literacy Council. She served on the board of the Memphis/Shelby Adolescent Pregnancy Council and on both local and state boards of the League of Women Voters, organizing state and local meetings. Still a member of the league, she has edited several editions of the Directory of Elected Government Officials, a vital resource for businesses and professional organizations, schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations. She also created the Guide to Voting in Shelby County, a strictly nonpartisan informational flyer. While serving on the boards of the league, Ms Nollner planned and edited a cookbook which also included recipes from famous Tennesseans incorporating TN history with voter information. Her steadfastness and dedication to duty have been recognized in her fields of interest including Shelby County Republican Women, Germantown Writers Group, Germantown Book Club and GOP Headquarters organizer.
Her interest in the Election process deepened as a delegate to a national convention after hearing the experiences of other delegates from across the country. She began attending the SCEC meetings in 2003 and her constant presence earned the honorary title “our sixth commissioner”. The complexity, efficiency and forward thinking of Tennessee’s election system made a lasting impression.
Dee Nollner was born to a family who honored the election process and valued books more than toys. Books---and bridge--- remain a constant in her life and she is passionate about voter education!
Mrs. Nollner is married to Robert Nollner; she has two sons, two granddaughters, three stepchildren and six step-grandchildren.