The Visit Clarksville board of directors announces that Kyle Luther, senior vice president of commercial lending at First Advantage Bank, will
serve as chairman of its board of directors for the 2019-20 year which began July 1, 2019.
Luther is a native Clarksvillian and graduate of Austin Peay State University. He is an active member of the Clarksville Kiwanis and has worked in banking for 20 years. Luther is married with two children.
Ginna Holleman, vice president of marketing at Fortera Credit Union, was named chair-elect to serve as chairman in the 2020-21 fiscal year.
Two individuals were appointed to serve on the board of directors. Joel Wallace, partner at the law firm of Cunningham, Mitchell & Rocconi, will serve a three-year term. Britney Campbell, senior vice president of marketing and public relations at Legends Bank, will serve a one-year term to complete an open vacated by Bill Powers who was elected to the Tennessee Legislature this spring.
Steve Stroman, consultant with Invictus, LLP, fulfilled two three-year terms on June 20, 2018.
The Visit Clarksville board also appointed Montgomery County Commissioner Jerry Allbert to a two-year term and Old Glory Distilling Manager Matt Cunningham to a one-year term on the Economic Development Council.
During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, Visit Clarksville recruited or hosted 38 events to Clarksville-Montgomery County, including group tour buses, conferences, and sports events. These events brought over 62,300 visitors who spent $25.5 million on lodging, food, transportation and miscellaneous shopping.
Hotel/motel tax revenue for the 2018-19 fiscal year exceeded projections by 10%. Visit Clarksville is funded by a portion of the hotel/motel tax.
Overall tourism spending in Montgomery County in 2017, according to the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, totaled $224 million, up 6.2% percent, or $13 million, over the prior year. Data for 2018 will be released in September of this year at the governor’s annual conference on tourism.
About the Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Tourism Commission was established by the State of Tennessee in 1979 to positively influences tourism in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area by promoting tourist attractions, hosting conventions, group tours and engaging in large-scale marketing efforts. In 2015, the organization adopted the Visit Clarksville brand.