Marson elected president of the national tourism association | Lifestyles

RUSSELL CO., Ky – Janette Marson, Executive Director of the Cumberland Lake Tourism Commission, has been elected 2022 President of the Kentucky Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (KACVB).

KACVB is a state association focused on policy advocacy, public awareness and education for convention and visitor bureaus (tourist boards) across the Commonwealth. The aim of the organization is to improve understanding of the economic and social contribution of the tourism industry to society as well as to monitor and influence government policies and programs affecting members, the convention industry and visitors.

Additionally, the organization encourages continuing education opportunities for members that enhance their skills and support high standards of professional practice throughout the convention and visitor industry.

“2022 is shaping up to be a great year for tourism in Kentucky, possibly even bigger than before the pandemic, and I am honored to be president of this great organization,” said Marson. “We have a lot of new Executive Directors of Tourism in Kentucky, and there’s no better place to learn and grow in the industry than the Kentucky Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. Managers come, learn, and then bring new, innovative ideas to promote their communities. I am excited for the New Year and to guide our association to even higher heights.

KACVB works with sister organizations such as the Kentucky Department of Tourism, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association, the Kentucky Restaurant Association, and the Kentucky Marina Association.

Marson will serve as KACVB President throughout the year and will complete her appointment at the December 2022 meeting. Marson has been the Executive Director of the Cumberland Lake Tourism Commission in Russell County since May 2013.

Executives for 2022 include: Vice President Traci Cunningham, Oak Grove Tourism; secretary Lori Murphy, Richmond Tourism Commission; Treasurer Lori Saunders, Georgetown / Scott County Tourism; Past President Erin Carrico, Murray Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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