Betty Ann Tanner is an interior decorator and owner of Betty Ann Tanner Accessories. She is a trustee with the University of Tennessee System which includes the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. Her Washington, DC non-profit boards include Ford's Theatre Society, The Congressional Club and International Student House. She previously chaired the March of Dimes Gala, Prevent Cancer Foundation Gala, Meridian Ball and First Lady's Luncheon. She serves on the board of Discovery Park of America in Tennessee where she resides with her husband, former Congressman John Tanner, when she is not in Washington.