Danni B. Varlan

2nd Congressional District
2010-2013; 2013-2019; 2019 - 2025
Danni B. Varlan

Danni B. Varlan was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents on September 29, 2010, representing the second congressional district. She was reappointed to serve a second term in 2013 and a third term in 2019.

Varlan previously served as the Major Gifts and Annual Giving Officer at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville from 2012-2022.  Prior to joining Children’s Hospital, she served for ten years as 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.  She was Program Director for Leadership Knoxville from 1999 – 2002. 

Varlan has served her community in many capacities including board of directors of the East Tennessee Economic Council, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, Chairman of the Knoxville Salvation Army Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.  She is a graduate of the 1998 class of Leadership Knoxville and is in the 2015 class of the East Tennessee Regional Leadership Program.

Varlan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.   


Board, Academic Policies and Programs, Student Life Committee, Personnel and Compensation Committee, External Affairs Committee, Workforce Development Committee